The American League Central Division has produced several World Series champions over the years, including the Kansas City Royals, who captured the title during the 2015 season. The division was created in 1994 with four founding teams: the Royals, Milwaukee Brewers, Cleveland Indians, Chicago White Sox and Minnesota Twins. The Brewers were moved to the National League and replaced with the Detroit Tigers in 1998 and since then the division has remained untouched.
The Indians hold the record for most division crowns with eight total, including the 2016 season when the Tribe made it to the World Series before being down by the Chicago Cubs.
While the Indians have the most division titles, that hasn’t translated over to the post-season as the club owns just two World Series crowns — its last coming in 1948. The Tigers have the most championships among the current Al Central roster with their last time coming in 1984. The Tigers, who play their home games at Comerica Park in downtown Detroit, have secured 11 American League Pennants.
There hasn’t been a dominant club in the AL Central, which means it’s wide open every season. However the Tigers, Royals and Indians have been the teams to beat in the division over the last 10 years.
AL Central Betting Lines Today
For more information regarding betting lines for each of the five teams in the AL Central, check this option daily to see which squads will be squaring off.
Keep in mind that with this being a divisional breakdown, then there might be less than five different matchups on some days as some of the teams will be playing each other.
AL Central Standings Right Now
For all information regarding the current pecking order of teams in the AL Central look no further than the standings tool below.
Similiar to the daily betting option above, make sure to check back with this function regularly as the betting lines will almost certainly be affected by who is surging and struggling in the division.
|AL - East|
|1||Boston Red Sox||38||24||14||229||170||0.632|
|3||Tampa Bay Rays||37||18||19||153||139||0.486|
|4||Toronto Blue Jays||41||19||22||165||167||0.463|
|5||New York Yankees||37||16||21||139||171||0.432|
|AL - Central|
|1||Chicago White Sox||38||24||14||168||130||0.632|
|3||Kansas City Royals||37||18||19||131||149||0.486|
|AL - West|
|3||Los Angeles Angels||38||17||21||149||171||0.447|
|NL - East|
|2||New York Mets||38||22||16||154||118||0.579|
|NL - Central|
|3||St. Louis Cardinals||39||20||19||213||166||0.513|
|NL - West|
|1||San Francisco Giants||40||22||18||181||178||0.550|
|3||Los Angeles Dodgers||39||20||19||167||148||0.513|
|5||San Diego Padres||39||17||22||144||166||0.436|
How To Win At AL Central Division Betting
There is a strategy when putting your money on American League Central teams.
The Cleveland Indians, who won the division in 2016, were virtually unbeatable on home field as the club posted a remarkable 53-28 record at Progressive Field. The Indians had a winning record on the road as well, posting a mediocre 41-39. It’s obvious the Indians are a better bet at home, but keep an eye on the odds when the club is playing on the road as it can result in a rewarding payout.
After missing the playoffs in 2016, the Detroit Tigers will also be hungry to get back into the post-season picture. Time is running out for former Triple Crown slugger Miguel Cabrera, who has a few more good years left in the tank. Much like the Indians, the Tigers were also a better team on home field during the 2016 where the club posted a 45-35 record but just missed out on clinching a wild-card playoff spot.
Three separate teams have claimed the division over the last three seasons, so expect the same type of diversity in the AL Central moving forward. However the Indians are well positioned to compete for the World Series each season.
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