Mining the Diamond: American League to Continue Dominance in Tuesday's All-Star Game

Mining The Diamond July 11th

Swinging Johnson

Tuesday, July 11, 2017 3:05 PM GMT

Tuesday, Jul. 11, 2017 3:05 PM GMT

The American League has won four straight All-Star meetings and that betting trend will continue tonight. Let’s review the MLB odds and celebrate with a winning ticket.

A Few All-Star Stats
  • National League is 43-42-2 vs. American League in 87 All-Star meetings.

  • American League is 4-0 over the last four.

  • The last seven All-Star games have been decided by two or more runs.

  • American League has won 22 of the last 29 All-Star games.

  • National League 360 combined All-star runs scored versus 359 for the American League.

  • Eight of the last nine All-Star games have gone Under the MLB odds total.

  • An average of 6.4 runs has been scored over the last nine All-Star games.

 

National League Lineup

Charlie Blackmon – Center Field

Giancarlo Stanton – Designated Hitter

Bryce Harper – Right Field

Buster Posey - Catcher

Daniel Murphy – Second Base

Nolan Arenado – Third Base

Ryan Zimmerman – First Base

Marcell Ozuna – Left Field

Zack Cozart – Shortstop

Max Scherzer – Starting Pitcher

 

American League Starting Lineup

Jose Altuve – Second Base

Jose Ramirez – Third Base

Aaron Judge – Right Field

George Springer – Left Field

Carlos Correa - Shortstop

Justin Smoak – First Base

Corey Dickerson – Designated Hitter

Salvador Perez - Catcher

Mookie Betts – Center Field

Chris Sale – Starting Pitcher

 

Don’t Buck the Trends

Despite the fact that Clayton Kerhsaw will not be in uniform for the National League, we don’t see a substantial downgrade to Mad Max Scherzer. The totals have been low over the past several years because the pitching is better and every hurler has only an inning or two to shine on baseball’s biggest stage. With Scherzer for the NL and Sale for the AL we know that the early going will see little change to the scoreboard. This should be another defensive oriented game with the pitchers overwhelming the hitters.

The MLB odds have the junior circuit as the slight underdog and we see no reason to lay the light lumber with the National League when we can make the juice on the American League. The Astros are represented well in this season’s Midsummer Classic and that winning influence will reverberate through the entire lineup. Let’s back the AL in our MLB picks as well as under the posted total and cash those tickets!

Free MLB Picks: AL +107 & Under 9Best Line Offered: at 5Dimes & Heritage

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