All-Star Betting Trends & Starting Pitchers Suggest 'Under' is Tonight's Value Pick

Ross Benjamin

Tuesday, July 14, 2015 1:28 PM UTC

Tuesday, Jul. 14, 2015 1:28 PM UTC

Our resident MLB consultant provides us with a betting preview article pertaining to the total in tonight’s all-star game. Join us in reading this informative piece which includes his opinion pick.

2015 MLB All-Star Game Totals Preview
Cincinnati is the site of the 2015 MLB all-star game which will be played tonight with a scheduled 8:15 PM ET start. My area of concentration in this article will be to focus on tonight’s total. According to the MLB betting odds at Pinnacle, the total is 7.0. Wagering on going over the total comes at a price of -125, and an under bet is +115.


Hitter Friendly Ballpark
Great American Ballpark in Cincinnati is widely considered to be hitter friendly. All you have to do is look at last night’s home run derby festivities for evidence supporting that consensus opinion. There were 178 home runs total hit in that competition and the average distance of each of those exceeded 420 feet. By the way, the Reds have hit 96 home runs this season, and 55 (57.3%) of those have come in their home ballpark.


All-Star Game Totals Recent History
Four of the last five of these summer classics have gone under the total. The lone exception came last year during a 5-3 American league win which barely snuck over the total of 7.5. There’s been just one game since 2006 that saw nine runs or more scored. As a matter of fact, the last nine have averaged a combined 6.3 runs scored per game.


Final Thoughts
We often take a look at MLB all-star game rosters and get memorized with the abundance of hitting and power on both sides. Too often pitching gets overlooked in these games since hurlers usually don’t exceed two innings of work. When scanning both rosters, I have a tiny intuition that the pitching on both teams will dominate hitters this evening. Similar to what I conveyed in my money line article, I won’t be making a wager on this game tonight. I have strictly an opinion play for one of my MLB picks on going under the total.

MLB Pick: Under at Pinnacle

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