How To Bet On AL Central

After years of the Detroit Tigers carrying the flag and the hopes for the American League Central Division, the Kansas City Royals not only picked up the ball and ran with it, they took it all the way to glory, winning the World Series in 2015, the first Fall Classic captured by an American League Central ball club since the Chicago White Sox earned the title in 2005. The Royals, who played in both the 2014 and 2015 World Series, ended a 30-year title drought with their World Series victory over the New York Mets. [+]

The rest of the division is still waiting. It’s been a decade for the White Sox but that’s a picnic compared to the other three American League Central teams. The Minnesota Twins last won the World Series in 1991 and the Tigers were most recently crowned champions of Major League Baseball in 1984. Reverse those final two digits and you’ve got the last World Series win by the Cleveland Indians, which came in 1948.

Best AL Central Betting Lines

When planning your forthchoming American League Central bets, make sure to reference the latest game lines which can be seen below. It will help your returns significantly. [+]

World Series success hasn’t been coming of late to American League Central Division teams, although the division has played in the past three Fall Classics. The Detroit Tigers lost both the 2012 and 2006 World Series, and until the Kansas City Royals came along to make back-to-back World Series appearances in 2014-15, winning in 2015, followed by Cleveland representing the AL in the 2016 World Series, those two Detroit losses were the only appearances in the World Series by an American League Central Division club since the Chicago White Sox won the 2005 Fall Classic.

The White Sox ended a World Series drought that had extended back to 1917 with their 2005 win, but the Cleveland Indians weren’t as lucky in 1995 or 1997 or in 2016, losing the Atlanta Braves, Florida Marlins and Chicago Cubs.

You can’t say that the American League Central Division teams haven’t been given chances for postseason success. The Tigers have appeared in the playoffs five times since 2006 but have won just one World Series game in that span. The Indians have made the playoffs three times since 2007, while the Minnesota were playoff participants six times between 2002-10.

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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
135' PHI 3 - 4 Seattle Mariners +207 -227 Odds
129' 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 AL Central standings

Here are the American League Central Division standings, and they figure to be a tight battle all season. [+]

The Cleveland Indians look to be the class of the group, winning the ALCS in 2016 and adding slugger Edwin Encarnacion as a free agent in the off-season. The Detroit Tigers are an aging club in regression, and after successive World Series appearances in 2014-15, the wheels completely came off for the Kansas City Royals in 2016. 

The Minnesota Twins were baseball’s worst team in 2016 and face a long road back to respectability.

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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

Cleveland Indians betting tips

The Cleveland Indians were a win away from their first World Series title since 1948, up 3-1 in the 2016 Fall Classic on the Chicago Cubs, but couldn’t close the deal and lost in seven games.

Equipped with a stellar starting rotation and lights out bullpen, the Tribe went out and signed the best available free agent slugger, adding Edwin Encarnacion from Toronto. Cleveland will be tough to beat in 2017.

Tigers An Intriguing Team

It’s hard to say what kind of year it will be for the Detroit Tigers. Key players in their lineup such as Miguel Cabrera, Victor Martinez, Justin Verlander and Ian Kinsler are a year older.

With the death in the late winter of team owner Mike Ilitch, definitely the main baseball guy in the family, will the surviving Ilitches hold a fire sale of talent if the club goes south in the standings?

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