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American League vs. National League – 2016 All Star Game
Date: Tuesday July 12, 2016
Time: 8:00 PM ET
Venue: Petco Park, San Diego, California
Projected Pitchers: Chris Sale (Chicago, LH) vs. Johnny Cueto (San Francisco, RH)
MLB Moneyline Odds: National League -117; American League +107
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: National League -1.5 +190
MLB Betting Total: 7.5
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The most entertaining All Star Game in all of sports takes place Tuesday night as home field advantage for the World Series is on the line.
The American League elected to start Chris Sale, who will be opposed by the Giants Johnny Cueto.
In the All-Star game, the National League leads the all time series 43-41.
While the game has a lot of implications on it, this will also be a giant celebration.
Red Sox DH David Ortiz will be playing in his final All Star Game and hitting 4th in the lineup. Ortiz hasn’t lost a step, as he comes in off a stellar first half. Ortiz is hitting .332, with 22 home runs and 72 RBI. Papi continue to be one of the most productive players in the American League and is making a strong case for MVP.
Oritz will have 3 other Red Sox teammates next to him on the diamond in the starting lineup as well. Xander Bogaerts (SS), Mookie Betts (RF), and Jackie Bradley Jr. (LF), were all voted in along side of Big Papi.
The American League roster will also feature Josh Donaldson, Miguel Cabrera, Edwin Encarnacion, and Manny Machado.
Pitching wise, LHP: Andrew Miller, Yankees, LHP: Cole Hamels, Rangers, RHP: Dellin Betances, Yankees, and RHP: Steven Wright, Red Sox, headline a very impressive staff.
The American League has won the last 3 All Star Games.
2B Jose Altuve, Astros
CF Mike Trout, Angels
3B Manny Machado, Orioles
DH David Ortiz, Red Sox
SS Xander Bogaerts, Red Sox
1B Eric Hosmer, Royals
RF Mookie Betts, Red Sox
C Salvador Perez, Royals
LF Jackie Bradley Jr., Red Sox
The National League gets the edge here in this one, being the home team and having some of the most dominant pitchers in baseball.
Clayton Kershaw, Madison Bumgarner, Johnny Ceuto, Stephen Strasburg, Jose Fernandez and Jake Arrieta all have strong cases to be starting this game, which shows how deep this pitching staff will be.
Offensively, the Chicago Cubs fans really made their presence felt during the voting period. The entire infield for the NL will be represented by Chicago Cubs players. Anthony Rizzo (1B), Ben Zobrist (2B), and Addison Russell (SS) and Kris Bryant (3B) all have arguments to be starting, but realistically, Rizzo and Bryant are the two who are most deserving.
SS: Corey Seager, Dodgers, OF: Carlos Gonzalez, Rockies, and 1B: Paul Goldschmidt, D-backs, headline a very impressive bench that will provide a late boost for this NL team.
2B Ben Zobrist, Cubs
RF Bryce Harper, Nationals
3B Kris Bryant, Cubs
DH Wil Myers, Padres
C Buster Posey, Giants
1B Anthony Rizzo, Cubs
CF Marcell Ozuna, Marlins
LF Carlos Gonzalez, Rockies
SS Addison Russell, Cubs
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- The all-time record in the all-star game is 43-41 in favor of the National League.
- The highest total at an all-star game was 21 in the 1998 13-8 American League victory.
- The total has gone OVER 7.5 in 9 of the last 16 competitions.
Free American League vs. National League MLB Prediction:
The Mid Summer Classic could be easily dominated by pitching.
Looking at both staffs, there are plenty of pitchers who could have a strong case to be starting this game.
This could come down too the reserves here offensively, as the front ends of both bullpens will be tough to find scoring opportunities against.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Under 7.5, American League +107
With the American League having won the past 3 All Star Games, along with a more talented offense, they are a solid play at plus money.
MLB Free Score Prediction: American League 4- National League 2
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