MLB 2019 All-Star Game Betting Picks
As the MLB readies for its mid-summer break, the biggest stars in the league head to Cleveland for the 2019 MLB All-Star game. Let’s have a look at the MLB All-Star Game current odds:
- National League (-125)
- American League (+150)
The American League has dominated the All-Star game this decade and now holds a one-game advantage all-time over the National League in All-Star games. MLB All-Star game betting odds are close as always.
The National League’s depth in the outfield could be the difference-maker in this game and help them end their All-Star game losing streak.
MLB All-Star Game Betting Facts
- The game finished with under 8.5 runs eight of the last ten years
- Positional Player has run MVP five straight years and nine of last ten
- American League won last five All-Star games and 12 of last 15
- Cleveland’s ballpark run factor is 0.996, ranking 19th in the Majors, slightly favouring pitching
- American League 44-43-2 all-time in the All-Star game
MLB All-Star Game Betting Odds
As the full rosters for each team are now revealed, now it is possible to judge each team and make predictions on who will win the game. While both teams are oozing with talent, the talent in the outfield for the National League gives them a slight edge at this year’s Summer Classic.
The two frontrunners for NL MVP are starting for the National League. Christian Yelich and Cody Bellinger are both having outlandish seasons for their clubs, hitting a combined 61 home runs entering the final series before the MLB All-Star break.
The National League team is also healthier entering the game. The AL squad already has two replacement players and could see more join this weekend if Marcus Stroman is unable to pitch.
Outside of an advantage in the starting outfield, the National League has more overall power going into the game. Four players on the National League team are taking part in the home run derby, compared to only two on the American League side.
Cleveland ballpark ranks 10th in home run factor this season, meaning it may only take one or two cracks of the bat for either side to pick up the victory on Tuesday.
Go with the National League’s lineup to power their way to a close victory over the American League and end their five-year losing streak.
Pick: National League (-125) to win the 2019 MLB All-Star Game
Game Total Betting Pick
History favours betting on the under at the Major League Baseball All-Star game and with the number of talented pitchers on each team, the under is the better bet to make on the game.
Watching MLB over the last few seasons has shown an increase in managers playing pitching matchups more and more. After the starters are out, managers will put in the pitchers that best work against the next player (or players) in the lineup.
Pick: Under 8.5 Runs (-125) in the 2019 MLB All-Star Game
Home Run Derby – Can Vladimir Guerrero Jr. be the first Blue Jay to Win the Home Run Derby?
Home Run Derby Betting Odds
- Josh Bell +275
- Christian Yelich +350
- Pete Alonso +450
- Vlad Guerrero Jr. +450
- Joc Pederson +700
- Carlos Santana +700
- Alex Bregman +1000
- Ronald Acuna Jr. +1000
Toronto Blue Jays rookie sensation Valdimir Guerrero Jr. is taking part in the home run derby this season.
The 20-year-old third baseman has shown flashes of incredible power in the first two-plus months of his Major League career. However, does he have enough pop to bash his way to becoming the first Toronto Blue Jay to win the home run derby?
Why he can win
- Recent home run derby simulation showed Vlady hitting with impressive power
- Has never hit in Cleveland, but park dimensions similar to the Rogers Centre
- Dad won the Home Run Derby in 2007
- Aaron Judge won as a rookie in 2017
Why he will not win
- Not the best rookie in the derby (Pete Alonso has 20 more home runs than Vlad)
- Faces Yelich in the first round who is arguably the best hitter in baseball
- Vlad has struggled to hit in Toronto, with a slugging percentage of only .355 (compared to .476 on the road).
Should you bet on Vlad Jr.?
Although Toronto Blue Jays fans could use some type of victory this season, betting on Vlad to win the home run derby is not where they should focus their energy. Vladimir drawing Yelich as his first-round opponent certainly hurt his chances. No player in the MLB has more home runs than Yelich since last year’s All-Star break.
Vladimir Guerreri Jr. has also not shown enough consistency with his bat over his first two-plus months in the Majors. He only has one home run in the last 28 days (going into the final series before the All-Star break).
Instead, bettors should focus on Christian Yelich to win (and sprinkle some money on Alex Bregman if they want to bet on an underdog). Yelich is on pace to win a second straight MVP. Yelich has 31 home runs and a slugging percentage of .712, entering the final series before the All-Star break.
Yelich’s splits this season show he can hit the ball at any ballpark. Yelich owns a slugging percentage of .667 or better at eight of the fourteen ballparks he hit in this season.
Pick: Christian Yelich +350 to Win the 2019 Home Run Derby
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