MLB All-Star Game Odds, Betting Analysis, Predictions & TV Info

MLB All-Star Game Odds and Picks

MLB All-Star Game Odds, Betting Analysis, Predictions & TV Info

The Mid-Summer Classic returns to Cincinnati for the first time since 1998 and baseball betting excitement is on the rise with Monday’s Home Run Derby and Tuesday’s All-Star Game. Both the National League and American League rosters have been finalized after last night’s conclusion to the first half of the season.

The American League is gunning for its third consecutive All-Star game victory on Tuesday night at Great American Ball Park and earn the coveted home-field advantage in the 2015 World Series. However the MLB odds-makers have listed the National League as slight betting favorites at -115 to earn the W over the AL (+105).

If you prefer to bet the MLB All-Star Game run line then you have your choice of the American League at +1½ -220 or the National League who is listed at -1½ +180. The past FIVE All-Star games have each been decided by at least two runs. Before that, the previous four were all decided by just one run and won by the AL.

A Closer Look At The 2015 MLB All-Star Game Odds, Betting Analysis, Predictions & TV Info

2015 MLB All-Star Game
Date: Tuesday July 14, 2015 
Broadcast Start Time: 7 p.m. ET
First Pitch: 8 p.m. ET
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
Stadium: Great American Ball Park
MLB All-Star Moneyline: American League (+105) vs National League(-115)
MLB All-Star Run Line: American League +1½ -220 vs National League -1½ +180
Over/Under: 7
TV Info: FOX Sports
Stream:  Fox Sports Go
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Can The National League Beat The American League In the 2015 MLB All Star Game?

The National League must generate runs and get lock down pitching behind Zack Greinke.

The National League is the favorite going into the All-Star game because it’s being played at Great American Ballpark at Cincinnati, Ohio. For now, the odds peg the National League as a -115 favorite over the American League. But, the National League doesn’t appear to have the upper hand in terms of pitching or hitting.

Zack Greinke for the Los Angeles Dodgers has been stunning so far this season. His ERA is 1.39 and his WHIP is .84. But, his record is 8 and 2 and he has a bunch of no-decisions to his credit. Greinke might feel like déjà vu on Tuesday night because the National League batters don’t appear to have an upper hand in this game. Bryce Harper, with his .339 batting average, 26 home runs and 61 runs batted in, could definitely make his presence felt. As could both Paul Goldschmidt from Arizona and Nolan Arenado from Colorado. But after that, the bats seem light for the Natinoal League.

As far as the pitching is concerned, the NL doesn’t appear to have a lock down guy after Greinke. Max Sherzer is inactive and won’t participate. A.J. Burnett, whom AL batters know well after stints with Toronto and the Yankees, has a 2.11 ERA. Clayton Kershaw’s ERA is 2.85 and Madison Bumgarner’s is 3.33. If the NL can’t come up big in the pitching department after Greinke, things could get ugly.

National League Roster

Position

Starter

Team

C Buster Posey San Francisco Giants
1B Paul Goldschmidt Arizona Diamondbacks
2B Dee Gordon Miami Marlins
3B Todd Frazier Cincinnati Reds
SS Jhonny Peralta St. Louis Cardinals
OF Bryce Harper Washington Nationals
OF Giancarlo Stanton* Miami Marlins
OF Matt Holliday* St. Louis Cardinals

Position

Reserve

Team

C Yadier Molina St. Louis Cardinals
C Yasmani Grandal Los Angeles Dodgers
1B Anthony Rizzo Chicago Cubs
1B Adrian Gonzalez Los Angeles Dodgers
2B DJ LeMahieu Colorado Rockies
2B Joe Panik San Francisco Giants
SS Brandon Crawford San Francisco Giants
3B Nolan Arenado Colorado Rockies
3B Kris Bryant Chicago Cubs
OF Andrew McCutchen Pittsburgh Pirates
OF Joc Pederson Los Angeles Dodgers
OF A.J. Pollock Arizona Diamondbacks
OF Justin Upton San Diego Padres

Position

Pitcher

Team

SP Max Scherzer Washington Nationals
SP Gerrit Cole Pittsburgh Pirates
SP Zack Greinke Los Angeles Dodgers
SP Shelby Miller Atlanta Braves
SP Jacob deGrom New York Mets
SP Madison Bumgarner San Francisco Giants
SP Michael Wacha St. Louis Cardinals
SP Carlos Martinez St. Louis Cardinals
SP A.J. Burnett Pittsburgh Pirates
RP Trevor Rosenthal St. Louis Cardinals
RP Mark Melancon Pittsburgh Pirates
RP Aroldis Chapman Cincinnati Reds
RP Jonathan Papelbon Philadelphia Phillies
RP Francisco Rodriguez Milwaukee Brewers

via MLB.com; *injured

Can The American League Beat The National League In the 2015 MLB All Star Game?

Can the superior AL pitching will carry this team to victory?

National League batting looks light in regards to the excellent pitching from the American League. This is especially true when it comes to the bevy of left-handed starting pitchers that the American League can put into this game. Chris Sale from the Chicago White Sox, Dallas Keuchel from Houston, Hector Santiago from the L.A. Angels and David Price from Detroit are all left-handed pitchers.

Most batters in the National League are used to seeing right-handed pitchers. Greinke is a righty. Burnett is a righty. Jacob DeGrom from the Mets is a righty. Gerrit Cole with the Pirates is a righty. What’s going to happen when the NL batters have to face lock down pitchers like Sale who has struck out 157 batters?  Or, Price who has one of the best change-ups, the pitch that dominant lefties use most, in all of baseball?  Keuchel has struck out 114 batters and has an 11 and 4 record with a 2.23 ERA. Santiago has been fantastic for the Angels with a 2.33 ERA.

American League Roster

Position

Starter

Team

C Salvador Perez Kansas City Royals
1B Miguel Cabrera* Detroit Tigers
2B Jose Altuve Houston Astros
3B Josh Donaldson Toronto Blue Jays
SS Alcides Escobar Kansas City Royals
OF Mike Trout Los Angeles Angels
OF Lorenzo Cain Kansas City Royals
OF Alex Gordon* Kansas City Royals
DH Nelson Cruz Seattle Mariners

Position

Reserve

Team

C Russell Martin Toronto Blue Jays
C Stephen Vogt Oakland Athletics
1B Albert Pujols Los Angeles Angels
1B Mark Teixeira New York Yankees
2B Brock Holt Boston Red Sox
2B Jason Kipnis Cleveland Indians
SS Jose Iglesias Detroit Tigers
3B Manny Machado Baltimore Orioles
3B Mike Moustakas Kansas City Royals
OF Brett Gardner New York Yankees
OF Jose Bautista Toronto Blue Jays
OF Adam Jones Baltimore Orioles
OF J.D. Martinez Detroit Tigers
DH Prince Fielder Texas Rangers

Position

Pitcher

Team

SP Chris Archer Tampa Bay Rays
RP Dellin Betances New York Yankees
RP Brad Boxberger Tampa Bay Rays
RP Zach Britton Baltimore Orioles
RP Wade Davis Kansas City Royals
SP Sonny Gray Oakland Athletics
SP Felix Hernandez Seattle Mariners
RP Kelvin Herrera Kansas City Royals
SP Dallas Keuchel Houston Astros
RP Darren O’Day Baltimore Orioles
RP Glen Perkins Minnesota Twins
SP David Price Detroit Tigers
SP Chris Sale Chicago White Sox
OF J.D. Martinez Detroit Tigers

via MLB.com; *injured

2015 MLB All-Star Game Prediction

We haven’t even discussed the right-handed pitchers on the AL roster like Chris Archer from Tampa Bay and the venerable Felix Hernandez who pitches for Seattle. The NL’s light bats could get shut down when facing such pitching power.

Final Score Prediction: American League 5, National League 2