How To Bet On National League Central

The NL Central, with three teams making the 2015 postseason, is quite possibly baseball’s most stacked group of teams, especially at the top of the division. The Cardinals won the division in 2015 but didn’t advance as far as the Cubs in the postseason. Also based off of how the 2016 season has started, Chicago might have surpassed St. Louis as Central Division king thanks to their plethora of young stars. Nonetheless, the Cubs still have to prove they can win consistently from year to year. [+]

With multiple collisions between the Bucs, Cubbies and Cards down the line, the future isn’t looking very bright for the remaining two teams in the division: the Milwaukee Brewers and the Cincinnati Reds. Both the Brew Crew and the Reds suffered in 2015 and finished with under 70 wins. Though each team brings a star or two into the mix and will contend in some games throughout 2016, don’t expect much out of either except a high draft selection. With three titans waging a battle at the top, Cincy or Milwaukee might both be in for some tough seasons unless they can catch a slew of sweet breaks. 

It’s not out of the question to expect three teams to emerge again in the 2016 playoffs. With Chicago adding slugger Jason Heyward and pitcher John Lackey, the Cardinals young pitching rotation hitting their stride and the Pirates still featuring one of the best players in baseball — outfielder Andrew McCutchen — expect the Central to be another shootout again in 2016. 

 

 

Best National League Central Betting Lines

For the most updated wagering lines regarding any team in the NL Central, please refer to the tool below. It will layout all the different matchups for that particular day.  [+]

This tool will give you a breakdown of each team in the in the division, streamlining it all in one place for your convenience.

 

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Away Score Home Money Line
Monday 20 June
FT Arizona Diamondbac. 3 - 1 Philadelphia Phill. +110 -118 Odds
FT San Francisco Gian. 0 - 1 Pittsburgh Pirates -152 +152 Odds
FT Tampa Bay Rays 4 - 7 Cleveland Indians +121 -118 Odds
FT Colorado Rockies 5 - 3 Miami Marlins -102 -108 Odds
AEI Chicago White Sox 3 - 1 Boston Red Sox +200 -233 Odds
AEI Seattle Mariners 7 - 8 Detroit Tigers -135 +129 Odds
FT St. Louis Cardinals 3 - 2 Chicago Cubs +153 -152 Odds
FT Baltimore Orioles 3 - 4 Texas Rangers +102 -106 Odds
FT Los Angeles Angels 7 - 10 Houston Astros +138 -143 Odds
FT Washington Nationa. 1 - 4 Los Angeles Dodgers +270 -294 Odds
Tuesday 21 June
FT Colorado Rockies 8 - 4 New York Yankees +150 -156 Odds
FT San Diego Padres 10 - 7 Baltimore Orioles +160 -175 Odds
FT San Francisco Gian. 15 - 4 Pittsburgh Pirates -182 +175 Odds
FT Arizona Diamondbac. 4 - 2 Toronto Blue Jays +190 -189 Odds
FT Tampa Bay Rays 0 - 6 Cleveland Indians +156 -164 Odds
AEI Atlanta Braves 3 - 2 Miami Marlins +250 -256 Odds
FT Chicago White Sox 3 - 1 Boston Red Sox -105 -101 Odds
FT Kansas City Royals 1 - 2 New York Mets +180 -137 Odds
FT Seattle Mariners 2 - 4 Detroit Tigers +122 -123 Odds
FT Cincinnati Reds 8 - 2 Texas Rangers +183 -196 Odds
FT St. Louis Cardinals 4 - 3 Chicago Cubs +139 -133 Odds
FT Los Angeles Angels 2 - 3 Houston Astros +148 -156 Odds
FT Philadelphia Phill. 10 - 14 Minnesota Twins +124 -133 Odds
FT Milwaukee Brewers 3 - 5 Oakland Athletics +147 -156 Odds
FT Washington Nationa. 2 - 3 Los Angeles Dodgers +115 -125 Odds
Wednesday 22 June
FT Atlanta Braves 0 - 3 Miami Marlins +157 -156 Odds
FT Colorado Rockies 8 - 9 New York Yankees +126 -130 Odds
FT Kansas City Royals 3 - 4 New York Mets +142 -149 Odds
FT Los Angeles Angels 2 - 3 Houston Astros +127 -135 Odds
FT St. Louis Cardinals 7 - 2 Chicago Cubs +225 -233 Odds
FT Milwaukee Brewers 4 - 2 Oakland Athletics +117 -125 Odds
FT Arizona Diamondbac. 2 - 5 Toronto Blue Jays +158 -164 Odds
FT San Francisco Gian. 7 - 6 Pittsburgh Pirates +110 -104 Odds
FT San Diego Padres 2 - 7 Baltimore Orioles +154 -161 Odds
FT Tampa Bay Rays 1 - 6 Cleveland Indians +116 -120 Odds
FT Chicago White Sox 8 - 6 Boston Red Sox +113 -108 Odds
FT Seattle Mariners 1 - 5 Detroit Tigers +124 -120 Odds
FT Cincinnati Reds 4 - 6 Texas Rangers +205 -200 Odds
FT Philadelphia Phill. 5 - 6 Minnesota Twins +152 -159 Odds
FT Washington Nationa. 3 - 4 Los Angeles Dodgers +119 -128 Odds
Thursday 23 June
FT San Francisco Gian. 5 - 3 Pittsburgh Pirates +132 -110 Odds
AEI Seattle Mariners 4 - 5 Detroit Tigers +126 -132 Odds
FT Philadelphia Phill. 7 - 3 Minnesota Twins +136 -137 Odds
AEI Chicago White Sox 7 - 8 Boston Red Sox +220 -233 Odds
FT New York Mets 3 - 4 Atlanta Braves -147 +151 Odds
FT Chicago Cubs 2 - 4 Miami Marlins -164 +163 Odds
FT San Diego Padres 7 - 4 Cincinnati Reds -103 +107 Odds
FT Arizona Diamondbac. 7 - 6 Colorado Rockies -154 +155 Odds
FT Oakland Athletics 5 - 4 Los Angeles Angels +134 -143 Odds
Friday 24 June
FT Minnesota Twins 3 - 5 New York Yankees +183 -196 Odds
FT Los Angeles Dodgers 6 - 8 Pittsburgh Pirates +118 -128 Odds
FT Tampa Bay Rays 3 - 6 Baltimore Orioles +143 -143 Odds
FT Chicago Cubs 5 - 4 Miami Marlins -133 +132 Odds
FT San Diego Padres 13 - 4 Cincinnati Reds +117 -127 Odds
FT Cleveland Indians 7 - 5 Detroit Tigers -104 +102 Odds
FT New York Mets 8 - 6 Atlanta Braves -200 +190 Odds
FT Boston Red Sox 8 - 7 Texas Rangers -189 +184 Odds
FT Toronto Blue Jays 2 - 3 Chicago White Sox -156 +148 Odds
FT Washington Nationa. 3 - 5 Milwaukee Brewers -172 +170 Odds
FT Houston Astros 13 - 4 Kansas City Royals -123 +121 Odds
FT Arizona Diamondbac. 10 - 9 Colorado Rockies +120 -130 Odds
FT Oakland Athletics 7 - 4 Los Angeles Angels +143 -149 Odds
FT St. Louis Cardinals 3 - 4 Seattle Mariners -118 +108 Odds
FT Philadelphia Phill. 4 - 5 San Francisco Gian. +172 -182 Odds
Saturday 25 June
FT Minnesota Twins 1 - 2 New York Yankees +184 -196 Odds
FT Tampa Bay Rays 0 - 5 Baltimore Orioles +153 -156 Odds
FT Toronto Blue Jays 10 - 8 Chicago White Sox -120 +110 Odds
FT Chicago Cubs 6 - 9 Miami Marlins -185 +185 Odds
FT Arizona Diamondbac. 6 - 11 Colorado Rockies +123 -127 Odds
FT San Diego Padres 3 - 0 Cincinnati Reds -145 +138 Odds
FT Cleveland Indians 6 - 0 Detroit Tigers -132 +126 Odds
FT Washington Nationa. 5 - 6 Milwaukee Brewers -137 +135 Odds
FT Tampa Bay Rays 6 - 8 Baltimore Orioles +141 -145 Odds
FT Houston Astros 13 - 5 Kansas City Royals -127 +116 Odds
AEI New York Mets 1 - 0 Atlanta Braves -141 +135 Odds
FT Los Angeles Dodgers 1 - 6 Pittsburgh Pirates -145 +136 Odds
FT Boston Red Sox 3 - 10 Texas Rangers -119 +110 Odds
FT Philadelphia Phill. 3 - 2 San Francisco Gian. +255 -278 Odds
FT Oakland Athletics 7 - 3 Los Angeles Angels +134 -145 Odds
FT St. Louis Cardinals 4 - 5 Seattle Mariners +119 -125 Odds
Sunday 26 June
FT Minnesota Twins 7 - 1 New York Yankees +168 -179 Odds
FT Chicago Cubs 1 - 6 Miami Marlins +141 -143 Odds
FT San Diego Padres 0 - 3 Cincinnati Reds +125 -130 Odds
FT Cleveland Indians 9 - 3 Detroit Tigers +127 -137 Odds
FT New York Mets 2 - 5 Atlanta Braves -118 +113 Odds
FT Tampa Bay Rays 5 - 12 Baltimore Orioles +120 -128 Odds
FT Toronto Blue Jays 2 - 5 Chicago White Sox +113 -118 Odds
FT Washington Nationa. 3 - 2 Milwaukee Brewers -141 +130 Odds
FT Houston Astros 1 - 6 Kansas City Royals -108 +102 Odds
FT Boston Red Sox 2 - 6 Texas Rangers +113 -122 Odds
FT Oakland Athletics 6 - 7 Los Angeles Angels +103 -110 Odds
FT Philadelphia Phill. 7 - 8 San Francisco Gian. +205 -217 Odds
FT St. Louis Cardinals 11 - 6 Seattle Mariners +114 -122 Odds
FT Arizona Diamondbac. 7 - 9 Colorado Rockies +121 -130 Odds
FT Los Angeles Dodgers 3 - 4 Pittsburgh Pirates -270 +230 Odds

National League Central Standings

You can easily decipher which team is leading the division and setting the pace for the rest of the squads with the breakout tool below.  [+]

This function will easily lay out all the standings throughout the season so make sure you keep tabs regularly to be on the pulse of the NL Central division race. 

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AL - East
1 Baltimore Orioles Baltimore Orioles 86 50 36 438 399 0.581
2 Boston Red Sox Boston Red Sox 86 48 38 486 424 0.558
3 Toronto Blue Jays Toronto Blue Jays 90 50 40 441 371 0.556
4 New York Yankees New York Yankees 87 43 44 360 398 0.494
5 Tampa Bay Rays Tampa Bay Rays 87 34 53 344 414 0.391
AL - Central
1 Cleveland Indians Cleveland Indians 87 52 35 429 344 0.598
2 Detroit Tigers Detroit Tigers 88 46 42 425 421 0.523
3 Chicago White Sox Chicago White Sox 87 45 42 368 378 0.517
4 Kansas City Royals Kansas City Royals 87 45 42 347 370 0.517
5 Minnesota Twins Minnesota Twins 87 31 56 380 461 0.356
AL - West
1 Texas Rangers Texas Rangers 89 54 35 438 412 0.607
2 Houston Astros Houston Astros 88 47 41 399 370 0.534
3 Seattle Mariners Seattle Mariners 88 44 44 427 379 0.500
4 Oakland Athletics Oakland Athletics 88 38 50 365 433 0.432
5 Los Angeles Angels Los Angeles Angels 88 37 51 401 419 0.420
NL - East
1 Washington Nationals Washington Nationals 89 53 36 419 315 0.596
2 New York Mets New York Mets 87 47 40 333 312 0.540
3 Miami Marlins Miami Marlins 87 46 41 364 367 0.529
4 Philadelphia Phillies Philadelphia Phillies 89 41 48 318 412 0.461
5 Atlanta Braves Atlanta Braves 88 30 58 305 414 0.341
NL - Central
1 Chicago Cubs Chicago Cubs 87 52 35 454 316 0.598
2 Pittsburgh Pirates Pittsburgh Pirates 88 46 42 418 410 0.523
3 St. Louis Cardinals St. Louis Cardinals 87 45 42 450 365 0.517
4 Milwaukee Brewers Milwaukee Brewers 86 38 48 341 413 0.442
5 Cincinnati Reds Cincinnati Reds 88 32 56 373 523 0.364
NL - West
1 San Francisco Giants San Francisco Giants 89 56 33 420 351 0.629
2 Los Angeles Dodgers Los Angeles Dodgers 90 50 40 379 328 0.556
3 Colorado Rockies Colorado Rockies 87 40 47 451 458 0.460
4 San Diego Padres San Diego Padres 88 38 50 392 438 0.432
5 Arizona Diamondbacks Arizona Diamondbacks 89 38 51 402 452 0.427

Online Tips For National League Central Bettors

By the end of the 2015 season, three games separated the division-winning Cardinals from the second-place Pirates and third-place Cubs at the top of the NL Central. In the 2016 playoffs, the Cubs reversed that order by defeating Pittsburgh in the one-game Wild Card playoff and then knocked off the Cardinals in the NL Division Series.

Chicago is the odds-on favorite to not only win the NL Central but also the World Series in 2016, so it’s hard not to like what the Cubbies bring to the table other than 100-plus years of bad luck. Even with the curses of Billy Goat, black cats and Steve Bartman, Chicago dominated their NL Central compatriots in 2015 to the tune of a 48-30 record. 

However, one should still be warned that the Cardinals were the only team to end up with a winning record against the Cubs in their division. While both the L.A. Dodgers and lackluster Phillies ended up with a positive record against Chicago, the Cubs dominated the rest of baseball. The battles this year between the Cardinals and Chicago will be close again, but barring some catastrophic injuries, the free-agent additions of two ex-Cardinals by Chicago should push them ahead of St. Louis. 

As far as the remaining teams in the division go, it might be a little more muddled. While Pittsburgh was the second-best team in 2015, they actually had a losing record against every other team in the NL Central. St. Louis, on the other hand, was the only team with a winning record against every team in the regular season. Milwaukee finished in the middle of the pack with a split winning/losing record against the other NL Central squads. 

As is the case with other pages on this website, make sure to use the breakout box below to help you find the best betting fit for you and your wager. 

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