Tuesday, July 13, 2010

MLB Betting: The Midsummer Classic - American League vs. National League

American League vs. National League MLB Betting @Sportsbook: We’re into the All-Star break for the 2010 Major League Baseball regular season with the All-Star game tonight in Anaheim.

Currently, the American League (AL) All-Star squad is the betting favorite at -122 and in Run Line betting while the National League (NL) is a +102 underdog and +1.5 on the Run Line — the Over/Under is set at 8.5.

The Colorado Rockies’ Ubaldo Jimenez will start for the NL and the Tampa Bay Rays’ David Price will counter for the AL.

Home-field advantage for the World Series is once again on the line and since the concept was introduced in 2003 the Junior Circuit (AL) has capitalized every year, going 7-0 straight up.

In fact, besides the infamous tie game of 2002, the AL is 12-0 SU in the past 13 MLB All-Star games — the Senior Circuit (NL) hasn’t won since 1996.

In terms of the Over/Under, the past seven Midsummer Classics have been rather high-scoring with the 2003 Total at 13 (7-6 final for the AL), 2004 at 13 (9-4 AL), 2005 at 12 (7-5 AL), 2006 a seven-year low of 5 (3-2 AL), 2007 at 9 (5-4 AL), 2008’s Total at 7 (4-3 for AL in extra innings) and last year’s game ending with a Total of 7 as well, with the AL winning 4-3 for a second-straight year.

There are also All-Star game-related prop bets.

Amongst the offerings, back to back homers paying out at +335 and a player stealing home at +945.

The Home Run Derby went Monday with Boston Red Sox DH David “Big Papi” Ortiz winning.

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