How To Bet On National League

With a handful of legitimate contenders to make a World Series run in 2016, the National League has made strides in closing the talent gap between themselves and the American League. Last season the NL featured a variety of talented squads littered throughout. Starting with the best pitching rotation in the MLB, the New York Mets are the favorites to make another trip back to the World Series. Though New York was outmatched by the scrappy Kansas City Royals, the Mets return with their top four pitchers from last year.

 

Best National League Betting Lines

For a breakdown of every NL game being played on a daily basis, check out the betting lines breakout box below which will lay out the favorites for each game throughout the year. 

 

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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
136' 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

National League Standings

Finding the winning edge for your wagers throughout the season is not an easy thing to do, but with the standings tool below you can get an idea of how each team stacks up.  [+]

Prior to each bet, make sure to check in with how each team has been playing from week to week to get a better feel on what kind of squad they are and where they rank. 

While typical wins and losses are not the end-all metric for determining a successful team on a daily basis, this tool will be very useful if you keep a regular check on it. 

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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 National League Bettors

The Mets, if they can stay healthy, have a great shot at making another run deep into the postseason. Opposite the Mets in the NL East are the Washington Nationals, led by baseball’s most exciting player — outfielder Bryce Harper. The 2015 NL MVP, Harper had his finest season to date but the Nationals finished with a sub-par 83-79 record.

The Nats made one significant addition in the offseason by signing New York standout Daniel Murphy. The battle in the NL East will be between the Mets and Nats, who have set themselves apart from the remaining three teams. 

The most closely-contested division in baseball this year will be the NL Central. Featuring three teams that finished with 95-plus wins apiece (only one other team in baseball had that many wins), the Central was the finest division in baseball in 2015. The Cardinals had the best record in baseball last year, 100-62, but we fancy the Chicago Cubs to emerge as NL champs. The Cubs have put together their best team since their last NLCS run in 2013 and have possibly assembled a squad that could bring the franchise a World Series title for the first time in over 100 years. 

The Phillies have bucked the odds and notched the MLB’s second-best record through mid-May. It is definitely worth noting that the team with the worst record in 2015 is having the best turnaround season. Another team to watch out for is the Arizona Diamondbacks.

The D-Backs feature the biggest free agent of the 2015 offseason in pitcher Zack Greinke and one of the NL’s best sluggers in infielder Paul Goldschmidt. 

As far as predicting division winners and playoff teams go, the NL will feature some competitive matchups down the line in each division. If you are looking for a World Series winner to emerge out of the NL, you can we bank on the Chicago Cubs. Fortune favors the brave and we’re sticking with our pick. 

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