How To Bet On National League East

Going back to 2014, the NL East has been a two-team race at the top. The Mets, led by their fearsome rotation of starting pitchers, and the Nationals, headlined by the best player in the National League — Bryce Harper — are the two top dogs in the East and potentially, the NL as a whole. The Mets won the division last season and the Nationals in 2014, so this season is shaping up to be another slugfest between the two squads. New York got the best of Washington during the 2015 regular season as the Mets finished with an 11-8 record. [+]

However, the Nats acquired former Mets 2015 postseason hero David Murphy to help bolster their lineup. Though the division race will go down to the wire, 2016 has seen the resurgence of two other squads in the East. 

The Miami Marlins finished 2015 with a subpar mark of 71-91, which can mainly be attributed to two of their top stars — outfielder Giancarlo Stanton and pitcher Jose Fernandez — losing a significant amount of playing time due to injury. The two young stars are back in the mix for 2016 and figure to be major parts of once again putting the Marlins back on the map. Though Miami will greatly miss the absense of infielder Dee Gordon, who was suspended 80 games in 2016 for a PED citation. Nonetheless, Miami has an almost double-digit game improvement from where they were last May and is already turning plenty of heads in the baseball community. 

Speaking of turning heads, the real surprise for the NL East this year has been the development of the Philadelphia Phillies young lineup. Philadelphia, the team with baseball’s worst record in 2015 at 63-99, has kept pace with the Nationals and Mets during the early part of the regular season and has easily been the biggest surprise in baseball. However, the same cannot be said of the final team in the division; the Atlanta Braves. Atlanta, the most decorated franchise in the history of the NL East with 12 division titles, has fallen far from their peak. Through the first quarter of the season, the Braves had baseball’s worst record and fired their manager Fredi Gonzalez. 

 

 

National League East Standings

To find the most up-to-date rankings of how each team in the NL East is performing this season along with the rest of the National League, make sure to check out the tool below.  [+]

This function will be very useful as it provides a streamlined look at how each of the teams in the NL East are performers and who are the top contenders in the National League. 

Make sure to check this breakout on a regular basis as this is updated daily during the season. The standings will fluctuate throughout the year, but it will give you the lowdown on how the Nats, Mets, Marlins, Phillies and Braves are doing at any point in the year. 

MLB
MLB
# team P W L p+ p- %
AL - East
1 Boston Red Sox Boston Red Sox 162 93 69 785 668 0.574
2 New York Yankees New York Yankees 163 92 71 866 664 0.564
3 Tampa Bay Rays Tampa Bay Rays 162 80 82 694 704 0.494
4 Toronto Blue Jays Toronto Blue Jays 162 76 86 693 784 0.469
5 Baltimore Orioles Baltimore Orioles 162 75 87 743 841 0.463
AL - Central
1 Cleveland Indians Cleveland Indians 162 102 60 818 564 0.630
2 Minnesota Twins Minnesota Twins 163 85 78 819 796 0.521
3 Kansas City Royals Kansas City Royals 162 80 82 702 791 0.494
4 Chicago White Sox Chicago White Sox 162 67 95 706 820 0.414
5 Detroit Tigers Detroit Tigers 162 64 98 735 894 0.395
AL - West
1 Houston Astros Houston Astros 162 101 61 896 700 0.623
2 Los Angeles Angels Los Angeles Angels 162 80 82 710 709 0.494
3 Texas Rangers Texas Rangers 162 78 84 799 816 0.481
4 Seattle Mariners Seattle Mariners 162 78 84 750 772 0.481
5 Oakland Athletics Oakland Athletics 162 75 87 739 826 0.463
NL - East
1 Miami Marlins Miami Marlins 162 77 85 778 822 0.475
2 Atlanta Braves Atlanta Braves 162 72 90 732 821 0.444
3 New York Mets New York Mets 162 70 92 735 863 0.432
4 Philadelphia Phillies Philadelphia Phillies 162 66 96 690 782 0.407
NL - Central
1 Chicago Cubs Chicago Cubs 162 92 70 822 695 0.568
2 Milwaukee Brewers Milwaukee Brewers 162 86 76 732 697 0.531
3 St. Louis Cardinals St. Louis Cardinals 162 83 79 761 705 0.512
4 Pittsburgh Pirates Pittsburgh Pirates 162 75 87 668 731 0.463
5 Cincinnati Reds Cincinnati Reds 162 68 94 753 869 0.420
NL - West
1 Los Angeles Dodgers Los Angeles Dodgers 162 104 58 770 580 0.642
2 Arizona Diamondbacks Arizona Diamondbacks 163 94 69 823 667 0.577
3 Colorado Rockies Colorado Rockies 163 87 76 832 768 0.534
4 San Diego Padres San Diego Padres 162 71 91 604 816 0.438
5 San Francisco Giants San Francisco Giants 162 64 98 639 776 0.395

Online Tips For National League East Bettors

If there was one team that really shook up the NL East in 2015, it would be the Mets. New York finished with the best divisional record, with a mark of 47-29.

The Mets crushed the Phillies by a mark of 14-5, though they were only somewhat successful against the other squads with a record of 11-8 against the Marlins, Braves and Nationals.

Two top teams are still New York and Washington, but this year should shape up to be a lot closer given the improvements made by the Nats, Phillies and Marlins. 

Barring a miracle, you can much pretty cross off the Braves from causing too many big upsets this year. Atlanta would essentially need Chipper Jones, Greg Maddux, John Smoltz and any other legend from the 1990’s and early 2000’s to return and rescue this season.

With that not happening anytime soon, the division will be a four-horse race in the short term. Though the Phillies have been a pleasant surprise for those in Pennsylvania, they are still an unproven team and will have to unseat two potential World Series favorites in order to make it to the playoffs.

Additionally, the suspension of Gordon has somewhat harpooned Miami’s chances of snagging a Wild Card berth for the Marlins. Nonetheless, there could still be some more surprises in store for any team in the division. 

Before any final wagers are made, make sure to check in with the betting breakout table below to find the best option.

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