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In fact, it’s been 12 years since the NL has won the MLB All Star game baseball lines competition but that is all going to change tonight when the AL plays host to the NL in LA. The baseball odds makers have been scratching their heads on this one for a long time and a compelling case can be made for either side in this year’s All Star game.
The AL has a virtual Murderer’s Row of hitters and it will be very difficult for the NL pitchers to find any weaknesses as the AL lineup is a dynamic group of hitters from the 1-9 spots and obviously the AL has the advantage when it comes to using DH in this baseball odds competition.
But nonetheless the NL has better the pitching staff, at least at the front end that should be enough to get the Junior Circuit its first win in the Mid Summer Classic baseball lines action since the 1900’s.
Ubaldo Jimenez will get the start for the NL and his 15 wins is not only the best total in baseball betting, but his no-hitter and three complete games are evidence of why he’s been the best pitcher in the baseball odds this season. He’ll be spelled by the giant Josh Johnson whose 1.70 ERA is the best in the Majors. David Price will get the start for the AL, and while he’s having a tremendous season there isn’t another pitcher on the AL side that can match the 1-2 punch of Jimenez and Johnson.
At the plate the NL also has enough firepower to battle with the AL and holds its own. Albert Pujols, the best hitter in baseball will anchor this lineup and should be an early candidate for the All Star baseball odds competition MVP. He’s won every other kind of award in baseball but he’s yet to get an All Star Game win …until tonight.