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 16 April
Ppd Baltimore Orioles 11:05 Boston Red Sox +152 -161
FT Miami Marlins 1 - 12 New York Yankees
Ppd St. Louis Cardinals 19:05 Chicago Cubs +113 -123
FT Colorado Rockies 6 - 2 Pittsburgh Pirates +116 -127
Ppd Kansas City Royals 19:07 Toronto Blue Jays +190 -204
FT Texas Rangers 4 - 8 Tampa Bay Rays +165 -175
FT Nationals 8 - 6 New York Mets +155 -164
FT Phillies 1 - 2 Atlanta Braves -122 +112
FT Cincinnati Reds 10 - 4 Milwaukee Brewers +114 -123
FT Chicago White Sox 1 - 8 Oakland Athletics +138 -147
FT Los Angeles Dodgers 10 - 3 San Diego Padres -143 +133
FT Houston Astros 1 - 2 Seattle Mariners -111 +101
Tuesday 17 April
FT Kansas City Royals 3 - 11 Toronto Blue Jays +187 -200
FT Miami Marlins 9 - 1 New York Yankees +290 -323
AEI Kansas City Royals 4 - 5 Toronto Blue Jays +192 -208
FT Baltimore Orioles 2 - 4 Detroit Tigers -112 +102
FT Colorado Rockies 2 - 0 Pittsburgh Pirates +127 -137
FT Cleveland Indians 6 - 1 Minnesota Twins -196 +183
FT Nationals 5 - 2 New York Mets -109 -101
FT Texas Rangers 7 - 2 Tampa Bay Rays +140 -149
AEI Phillies 5 - 1 Atlanta Braves -103 -106
FT Cincinnati Reds 0 - 2 Milwaukee Brewers +140 -149
FT St. Louis Cardinals 5 - 3 Chicago Cubs +118 -128
FT Giants 0 - 1 Diamondbacks +134 -145
FT Chicago White Sox 2 - 10 Oakland Athletics
FT Boston Red Sox 10 - 1 Los Angeles Angels +152 -161
AEI Los Angeles Dodgers 7 - 3 San Diego Padres -208 +192
FT Houston Astros 4 - 1 Seattle Mariners -189 +178
Wednesday 18 April
FT Colorado Rockies 2 - 10 Pittsburgh Pirates +113 -123
FT Texas Rangers 2 - 4 Tampa Bay Rays -120 +110
FT Baltimore Orioles 5 - 6 Detroit Tigers -125 +115
FT Cincinnati Reds 0 - 2 Milwaukee Brewers +126 -135
Ppd St. Louis Cardinals 14:20 Chicago Cubs -105 -105
AEI Chicago White Sox 11 - 12 Oakland Athletics +185 -200
FT Kansas City Royals 5 - 15 Toronto Blue Jays +182 -196
AEI Cleveland Indians 1 - 2 Minnesota Twins -116 +106
FT Nationals 5 - 11 New York Mets +100 -110
FT Phillies 3 - 7 Atlanta Braves +111 -120
AEI Giants 4 - 3 Diamondbacks +146 -156
FT Boston Red Sox 9 - 0 Los Angeles Angels -110 +100
FT Los Angeles Dodgers 13 - 4 San Diego Padres -164 +153
FT Houston Astros 7 - 1 Seattle Mariners -172 +163
Thursday 19 April
FT Baltimore Orioles 8 - 13 Detroit Tigers -120 +111
FT St. Louis Cardinals 5 - 8 Chicago Cubs +112 -122
FT Houston Astros 9 - 2 Seattle Mariners -175 +166
FT Toronto Blue Jays 3 - 4 New York Yankees +147 -156
FT Pittsburgh Pirates 0 - 7 Phillies -118 +107
FT New York Mets 4 - 12 Atlanta Braves -106 -103
FT Miami Marlins 3 - 12 Milwaukee Brewers
FT Giants 1 - 3 Diamondbacks +157 -167
FT Boston Red Sox 8 - 2 Los Angeles Angels -108 -102
Friday 20 April
AEI Kansas City Royals 2 - 3 Detroit Tigers +118 -128
FT Cleveland Indians 1 - 3 Baltimore Orioles -123 +114
FT Pittsburgh Pirates 1 - 2 Phillies -102 -108
FT Toronto Blue Jays 8 - 5 New York Yankees +173 -182
AEI Minnesota Twins 7 - 8 Tampa Bay Rays +120 -130
FT Kansas City Royals 3 - 2 Detroit Tigers -105 -105
AEI New York Mets 5 - 3 Atlanta Braves -137 +128
FT Seattle Mariners 6 - 2 Texas Rangers +115 -125
FT Houston Astros 10 - 0 Chicago White Sox -263 +239
FT Miami Marlins 0 - 8 Milwaukee Brewers +146 -156
FT Cincinnati Reds 2 - 4 St. Louis Cardinals +190 -204
FT Chicago Cubs 16 - 5 Colorado Rockies -105 -105
FT San Diego Padres 4 - 1 Diamondbacks +102 -112
FT Boston Red Sox 7 - 3 Oakland Athletics -141 +130
FT Giants 8 - 1 Los Angeles Angels +142 -152
FT Nationals 5 - 2 Los Angeles Dodgers +138 -147
Saturday 21 April
Toronto Blue Jays 13:05 New York Yankees +140 -149
Kansas City Royals 13:10 Detroit Tigers -101 -109
Cincinnati Reds 14:15 St. Louis Cardinals +199 -213
Cleveland Indians 16:05 Baltimore Orioles -179 +170
Pittsburgh Pirates 16:05 Phillies +161 -172
Minnesota Twins 18:10 Tampa Bay Rays +112 -122
New York Mets 19:10 Atlanta Braves -152 +141
Houston Astros 19:10 Chicago White Sox
Miami Marlins 19:10 Milwaukee Brewers +150 -161
Seattle Mariners 20:05 Texas Rangers -159 +149
Chicago Cubs 20:10 Colorado Rockies -133 +124
San Diego Padres 20:10 Diamondbacks +161 -172
Boston Red Sox 21:05 Oakland Athletics -159 +149
Giants 21:07 Los Angeles Angels +181 -192
Nationals 21:10 Los Angeles Dodgers -114 +104
Sunday 22 April
Cleveland Indians 13:05 Baltimore Orioles
Toronto Blue Jays 13:05 New York Yankees
Minnesota Twins 13:10 Tampa Bay Rays
Kansas City Royals 13:10 Detroit Tigers
New York Mets 13:35 Atlanta Braves
Pittsburgh Pirates 13:35 Phillies
Houston Astros 14:10 Chicago White Sox
Miami Marlins 14:10 Milwaukee Brewers
Cincinnati Reds 14:15 St. Louis Cardinals
Seattle Mariners 15:05 Texas Rangers
Chicago Cubs 15:10 Colorado Rockies
Boston Red Sox 16:05 Oakland Athletics
Giants 16:07 Los Angeles Angels
San Diego Padres 16:10 Diamondbacks
Nationals 20:05 Los Angeles Dodgers

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 19 17 2 123 53 0.895
2 Toronto Blue Jays Toronto Blue Jays 19 13 6 114 74 0.684
3 New York Yankees New York Yankees 18 9 9 99 98 0.500
4 Tampa Bay Rays Tampa Bay Rays 19 6 13 70 101 0.316
5 Baltimore Orioles Baltimore Orioles 20 6 14 69 110 0.300
AL - Central
1 Minnesota Twins Minnesota Twins 14 8 6 61 52 0.571
2 Cleveland Indians Cleveland Indians 17 9 8 57 51 0.529
3 Detroit Tigers Detroit Tigers 18 8 10 77 78 0.444
4 Chicago White Sox Chicago White Sox 16 4 12 62 103 0.250
5 Kansas City Royals Kansas City Royals 18 4 14 56 95 0.222
AL - West
1 Houston Astros Houston Astros 21 14 7 98 55 0.667
2 Los Angeles Angels Los Angeles Angels 20 13 7 107 90 0.650
3 Seattle Mariners Seattle Mariners 18 10 8 74 85 0.556
4 Oakland Athletics Oakland Athletics 20 9 11 107 106 0.450
5 Texas Rangers Texas Rangers 21 7 14 70 106 0.333
NL - East
1 New York Mets New York Mets 19 14 5 93 76 0.737
2 Philadelphia Phillies Philadelphia Phillies 19 12 7 97 69 0.632
3 Atlanta Braves Atlanta Braves 19 11 8 107 74 0.579
4 Miami Marlins Miami Marlins 19 5 14 62 117 0.263
NL - Central
1 Pittsburgh Pirates Pittsburgh Pirates 20 12 8 100 87 0.600
2 St. Louis Cardinals St. Louis Cardinals 19 11 8 88 69 0.579
3 Milwaukee Brewers Milwaukee Brewers 21 12 9 84 82 0.571
4 Chicago Cubs Chicago Cubs 17 9 8 99 74 0.529
5 Cincinnati Reds Cincinnati Reds 19 3 16 56 104 0.158
NL - West
1 Arizona Diamondbacks Arizona Diamondbacks 19 13 6 85 60 0.684
2 Colorado Rockies Colorado Rockies 21 11 10 81 104 0.524
3 Los Angeles Dodgers Los Angeles Dodgers 18 8 10 86 77 0.444
4 San Francisco Giants San Francisco Giants 19 8 11 59 69 0.421
5 San Diego Padres San Diego Padres 21 8 13 80 100 0.381

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.