MLB Division Odds: NL East, NL Central, & NL West

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Rachael Millanta @rachaelmillanta Aug 10, 2022, 10:00 AM
  • Tracking MLB division odds in the NL East, NL Central, and NL West in 2022
  • New York Mets lead the NL East with odds of -1000
  • St. Louis Cardinals lead the NL Central with odds of -175

With the new postseason format seeing the winner of each division plus three Wild Card teams from each league advance to the playoffs, it has never been more important to keep an eye on standings. Anything can happen over the 162-game regular season, keeping betting on MLB division odds endlessly exciting for the passionate fans who partake.

You can find daily odds at the online sportsbook, and below, you’ll find the weekly updated division records, handles, and odds for the NL East, NL Central, and NL West (through August 9).

NL East Odds

TEAMRECORDHANDLEODDS
Mets72-3940.3%-1000
Braves65-4629.8%+800
Phillies61-4826.5%+5000
Marlins49-601.9%N/A
Nationals37-751.6%N/A

The Mets have had a very good season and kept the Braves at bay in the NL East. The Braves are leading the NL Wild Card standings, so they are likely to make it into the postseason. The Phillies are also still in the conversation, as they are currently in second place when it comes to the Wild Cards.

On the other end of the spectrum, the Nationals have accepted a rather brutal defeat this season and cleaned house before the trade deadline. The Marlins and Nationals are both essentially out of it now.

NL Central Odds

TEAMRECORDHANDLEODDS
Cardinals60-4949.9%-175
Brewers59-5036.1%+135
Reds44-653.1%+100000
Cubs44-658.3%+100000
Pirates44-662.7%+100000

The Cardinals have taken over the Brewers to lead the NL Central, but the Brewers are still right on their heels. Milwaukee is currently in fourth place for a Wild Card spot, so there is very little room for error if they don’t want to be knocked out of contention.

The Cubs and Reds have largely accepted defeat this season and have turned their focus to rebuilding. And as for the Pirates? It has not been a good year.

NL West Odds

TEAMRECORDODDS
Dodgers76-33N/A
Padres62-51N/A
Giants54-56N/A
Diamondbacks50-59N/A
Rockies49-63N/A

The Dodgers are dominating the NL West, and they are such heavy favorites to win the division that they have been taken off the board. The Padres may be trailing by a decent margin, but they are holding onto the third Wild Card spot, so may play deeper into October than it seems right now. They acquired some serious players at the MLB Trade Deadline, so San Diego may be getting a burst of energy very soon.

The Giants, Diamondbacks and Rockies haven’t completely fallen apart by any means, but they are unlikely to make enough of a comeback to make it to the playoffs.

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Rachael Millanta

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Rachael Millanta is a Web Content Writer for BetMGM focusing on Major League Baseball. Her work has been published in SB Nation, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency and Slackjaw Humor. Originally from Sydney, Australia, Rachael now resides in Chicago, Illinois.

Rachael Millanta is a Web Content Writer for BetMGM focusing on Major League Baseball. Her work has been published in SB Nation, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency and Slackjaw Humor. Originally from Sydney, Australia, Rachael now resides in Chicago, Illinois.