How To Bet On The American League

Organized by Ban Johnson in 1900, the American League was the latest attempt by a rival league to compete with the established National League. But they were the first league to make it work. So good was the quality of AL baseball and so sound were the AL franchises that several NL players willingly jumped leagues when their NL contracts expired. The operators of the NL took notice, and in 1903, the two leagues ended the war and hammered out a working agreement that led to peace between the rival Major Leagues and the birth of the World Series.

Best American League Betting Lines

Have a look at all the latest American League betting lines below to ensure you’re making the smartest wager. A good bettor is always a prepared bettor.  [+]

Since it was created 24 years after the National League, the American League is often referred to as the junior circuit in Major League Baseball, but the AL doesn’t not take a back seat when it comes to the World Series.

 

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Away Score Home Money Line
Monday 26 June
FT PHI 1 - 6 ARI +202 -208 Odds
FT Cincinnati Reds 2 - 8 St. Louis Cardinals +134 -141 Odds
FT Chicago Cubs 5 - 4 Montreal Expos +139 -147 Odds
FT Minnesota Twins 1 - 4 Boston Red Sox +194 -200 Odds
FT Texas Rangers 9 - 15 Cleveland Indians +163 -169 Odds
FT New York Yankees 6 - 5 Chicago White Sox -149 +143 Odds
FT Colorado Rockies 2 - 9 SFG +125 -132 Odds
FT Los Angeles Angels 4 - 0 Los Angeles Dodgers +200 -213 Odds
Tuesday 27 June
FT Chicago Cubs 1 - 6 Montreal Expos +157 -167 Odds
AEI Tampa Bay Rays 4 - 2 Pittsburgh Pirates -105 -105 Odds
FT Baltimore Orioles 3 - 1 Toronto Blue Jays +155 -164 Odds
FT New York Mets 3 - 6 Miami Marlins +145 -154 Odds
FT Minnesota Twins 2 - 9 Boston Red Sox +178 -189 Odds
FT Milwaukee Brewers 6 - 8 Cincinnati Reds +116 -127 Odds
FT Kansas City Royals 3 - 5 Detroit Tigers +131 -141 Odds
FT Texas Rangers 2 - 1 Cleveland Indians +156 -167 Odds
FT Oakland Athletics 6 - 4 Houston Astros +136 -145 Odds
FT New York Yankees 3 - 4 Chicago White Sox -132 +128 Odds
AEI St. Louis Cardinals 5 - 6 ARI +100 +112 Odds
FT Los Angeles Angels 0 - 4 Los Angeles Dodgers +196 -213 Odds
FT PHI 8 - 2 Seattle Mariners +174 -185 Odds
FT Atlanta Braves 3 - 0 San Diego Padres +108 +100 Odds
AEI Colorado Rockies 3 - 4 SFG -112 +103 Odds
Wednesday 28 June
134' PHI 3 - 4 Seattle Mariners +207 -227 Odds
128' Colorado Rockies 3 - 3 SFG -119 +109 Odds
Chicago Cubs 19:05 Montreal Expos +162 -172 Odds
Tampa Bay Rays 19:05 Pittsburgh Pirates +106 -116 Odds
Baltimore Orioles 19:07 Toronto Blue Jays +200 -208 Odds
Kansas City Royals 19:10 Detroit Tigers +133 -143 Odds
New York Mets 19:10 Miami Marlins +108 -115 Odds
Minnesota Twins 19:10 Boston Red Sox +149 -159 Odds
Texas Rangers 19:10 Cleveland Indians +125 -133 Odds
Milwaukee Brewers 19:10 Cincinnati Reds Odds
Oakland Athletics 20:10 Houston Astros +156 -167 Odds
New York Yankees 20:10 Chicago White Sox -119 +110 Odds
St. Louis Cardinals 21:40 ARI +113 -123 Odds
Los Angeles Dodgers 22:07 Los Angeles Angels -127 +116 Odds
Atlanta Braves 22:10 San Diego Padres +116 -127 Odds
Thursday 29 June
Texas Rangers 12:10 Cleveland Indians +242 -263 Odds
Kansas City Royals 13:10 Detroit Tigers +162 -172 Odds
Oakland Athletics 14:10 Houston Astros
St. Louis Cardinals 15:40 ARI +123 -133 Odds
Chicago Cubs 16:05 Montreal Expos -110 +100 Odds
Tampa Bay Rays 19:05 Pittsburgh Pirates -118 +108 Odds
Baltimore Orioles 19:07 Toronto Blue Jays +183 -196 Odds
New York Mets 19:10 Miami Marlins +120 -130 Odds
Minnesota Twins 19:10 Boston Red Sox +170 -179 Odds
Milwaukee Brewers 19:10 Cincinnati Reds -106 -103 Odds
New York Yankees 20:10 Chicago White Sox -133 +123 Odds
Atlanta Braves 21:10 San Diego Padres -110 +100 Odds
Los Angeles Dodgers 22:07 Los Angeles Angels -213 +195 Odds
Friday 30 June
Tampa Bay Rays 19:05 Baltimore Orioles
SFG 19:05 Pittsburgh Pirates
Boston Red Sox 19:07 Toronto Blue Jays
Chicago Cubs 19:10 Cincinnati Reds
PHI 19:10 New York Mets
Cleveland Indians 19:10 Detroit Tigers
New York Yankees 20:10 Houston Astros
Texas Rangers 20:10 Chicago White Sox
Miami Marlins 20:10 Milwaukee Brewers
Minnesota Twins 20:15 Kansas City Royals
Montreal Expos 20:15 St. Louis Cardinals
Colorado Rockies 21:40 ARI Odds
Atlanta Braves 22:05 Oakland Athletics
Seattle Mariners 22:07 Los Angeles Angels
Los Angeles Dodgers 22:10 San Diego Padres
Saturday 01 July
Boston Red Sox 13:07 Toronto Blue Jays
Cleveland Indians 13:10 Detroit Tigers
Texas Rangers 14:10 Chicago White Sox
Minnesota Twins 14:15 Kansas City Royals
Tampa Bay Rays 16:05 Baltimore Orioles
SFG 16:05 Pittsburgh Pirates
Atlanta Braves 16:05 Oakland Athletics
PHI 16:10 New York Mets
Chicago Cubs 16:10 Cincinnati Reds
Miami Marlins 16:10 Milwaukee Brewers
Montreal Expos 19:15 St. Louis Cardinals
New York Yankees 19:15 Houston Astros
Cleveland Indians 19:15 Detroit Tigers
Minnesota Twins 20:35 Kansas City Royals
Seattle Mariners 22:07 Los Angeles Angels
Colorado Rockies 22:10 ARI
Los Angeles Dodgers 22:10 San Diego Padres
Sunday 02 July
Boston Red Sox 13:07 Toronto Blue Jays
Chicago Cubs 13:10 Cincinnati Reds
PHI 13:10 New York Mets
Cleveland Indians 13:10 Detroit Tigers
SFG 13:35 Pittsburgh Pirates
Tampa Bay Rays 13:35 Baltimore Orioles
New York Yankees 14:10 Houston Astros
Texas Rangers 14:10 Chicago White Sox
Miami Marlins 14:10 Milwaukee Brewers
Minnesota Twins 14:15 Kansas City Royals
Seattle Mariners 15:37 Los Angeles Angels
Atlanta Braves 16:05 Oakland Athletics
Colorado Rockies 16:10 ARI
Los Angeles Dodgers 16:40 San Diego Padres
Montreal Expos 20:05 St. Louis Cardinals

What Are The American League Standings

The up to date American League standings can be found right here and they are always a wealth of information to the baseball bettor.

 

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# team P W L p+ p- %
AL - East
1 Boston Red Sox Boston Red Sox 77 43 34 363 323 0.558
2 New York Yankees New York Yankees 75 41 34 417 322 0.547
3 Tampa Bay Rays Tampa Bay Rays 79 41 38 387 364 0.519
4 Baltimore Orioles Baltimore Orioles 76 38 38 347 410 0.500
5 Toronto Blue Jays Toronto Blue Jays 76 36 40 325 349 0.474
AL - Central
1 Cleveland Indians Cleveland Indians 76 40 36 361 311 0.526
2 Minnesota Twins Minnesota Twins 75 39 36 341 389 0.520
3 Kansas City Royals Kansas City Royals 75 37 38 295 335 0.493
4 Detroit Tigers Detroit Tigers 76 34 42 362 382 0.447
5 Chicago White Sox Chicago White Sox 76 33 43 346 350 0.434
AL - West
1 Houston Astros Houston Astros 78 52 26 428 311 0.667
2 Texas Rangers Texas Rangers 77 39 38 386 362 0.506
3 Los Angeles Angels Los Angeles Angels 81 41 40 349 346 0.506
4 Seattle Mariners Seattle Mariners 79 39 40 384 391 0.494
5 Oakland Athletics Oakland Athletics 77 35 42 337 407 0.455
NL - East
1 Atlanta Braves Atlanta Braves 76 37 39 355 386 0.487
2 Miami Marlins Miami Marlins 75 35 40 347 362 0.467
3 New York Mets New York Mets 76 34 42 369 409 0.447
4 Philadelphia Phillies Philadelphia Phillies 76 25 51 293 389 0.329
NL - Central
1 Milwaukee Brewers Milwaukee Brewers 79 41 38 377 366 0.519
2 Chicago Cubs Chicago Cubs 77 39 38 356 336 0.506
3 St. Louis Cardinals St. Louis Cardinals 76 35 41 335 343 0.461
4 Pittsburgh Pirates Pittsburgh Pirates 77 35 42 326 361 0.455
5 Cincinnati Reds Cincinnati Reds 76 32 44 373 419 0.421
NL - West
1 Los Angeles Dodgers Los Angeles Dodgers 79 52 27 410 272 0.658
2 Arizona Diamondbacks Arizona Diamondbacks 78 50 28 412 297 0.641
3 Colorado Rockies Colorado Rockies 80 47 33 407 372 0.588
4 San Diego Padres San Diego Padres 77 31 46 274 391 0.403
5 San Francisco Giants San Francisco Giants 80 29 51 306 405 0.363

Online Tips For American Leage Bettors

The wonderful aspect of the Major League Baseball is that it may be the easiest sport to bet.

Unlike football, you don’t have to give a point spread if you are betting favourites, and with as many as 15 games to choose from, careful study of tendencies, knowledge of pitching rotations – watch for No. 5 starters facing a staff ace – and the schedule – look for day games following a night game, or doubleheaders when a team might recall a pitcher from the minor leagues to spot start the extra game, makes for successful wagering. 

The American League has proven to be the dominant loop in the Fall Classic. Through 2015 Americian League teams held a 64-47 edge over the National League in World Series outcomes. 

The New York Yankees hold the edge in both World Series appearances (40) and wins (27). In fact, the Yankees have lost more World Series (13) than the National League team with the most wins, the St. Louis Cardinals with 11, have won.

The Oakland Athletics (14), Boston Red Sox (12) and Detroit Tigers (11) are other American League teams with double-digit World Series appearances. The Seattle Mariners are the only American League team that’s never made it to the World Series.

Since Major League Baseball opted for regular season interleague play in 1997, it has created an interesting scenario for the baseball bettor. Since only the American League employs the designated hitter, it means that American League pitchers must come to bat in games played at National League ballparks. Logically, you’d think this would lead to a significant advantage for National League teams but the analytics don’t bear that out. 

Nine American League teams own better than .500 records in interleague play, led the by the New York Yankees at .630. By contrast, just five National League teams show winning marks during interleague play. The American League fashioned a winning record in interleague play every season from 2002-2015.

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Another element the baseball bettor must love about the American League is the balance within the league. Since 2007, 13 of 15 American League ballclubs have won a division crown and 14 of the 15 teams have appeared in the playoffs, so when you’re playing a futures bet in the American League, don’t be afraid to go for a long shot.

For example, both the Toronto Blue Jays and Houston Astros would have paid out handsomely had you wagered on them to make the AL playoffs prior to the start of the 2015 season.