I have no idea how Major League Baseball’s All-Star Game could possibly top last night’s epic home run derby display in which an event record 312 homers were smashed at Progressive Field in Cleveland. Mammoth blasts, tiebreaker drama between Joc Pederson and Vlad Guerrero Jr., Pete Alonso’s comeback to win it. All of it made for compelling theatre, and now baseball will hope to ride the momentum of a memorable Monday night when the game’s elite square off in the 90th edition of the Midsummer Classic.
The National League will look to not only put an end to a six-game losing streak but also reverse the trend of the American League’s dominance in recent decades–and I mean dominance. The AL comes into this one riding a 24-6-1 record dating back to 1988. It will be Justin Verlander, who is making his eighth All-Star appearance, for the American League and Hyun-jin Ryu for the National League. This is the 32-year-old Ryu’s first All-Star Game. He’s just one of several fresh faces taking part in tonight’s game with a whopping 36 first-timers set to participate.
Undoubtedly, the novelty of the MLB All-Star game has lost some of its luster in recent years thanks to a variety of factors, including Interleague play, increased access to non-regional games, and dwindling fan interest. Still, it remains a prominent event on the sports calendar, and thus there will be plenty of intriguing betting opportunities available. What should we expect to see? Let’s get into it.
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MLB All-Star Game Odds
Here are the odds for tonight’s MLB All-Star game.
|NL||+1.5 (-210)||+100||O 8.5 (-112)|
|AL||-1.5 (+175)||-114||U 8.5 (-105)|