By contrast to the dog days of summer Major League Baseball is set for a couple of days of fun. Monday and Tuesday nights will mark two of the most popular baseball betting dates on the calendar this year. First will be the Home Run Derby on Monday night. Tuesday marks the 90th Major League Baseball All Star Game. On the whole, the biggest names in the game will have the national stage to themselves. Gamblers will have a host of wagering options and amazing props. The American League has won the last five All-Star games in a row.
2019 Major League Baseball Home Run Derby and All-Star Game
|Date and Time:||Monday, July 8 and Tuesday, July 9, 2019|
|Location:||Progressive Field, Cleveland, Ohio|
|MLB Home Run Derby TV Coverage:||ESPN|
|MLB All Star Game TV Coverage:||FOX|
Home Run Derby
Eight players will compete in the home run derby. Concurrently each player is seeded according to his home run totals on the season. Milwaukee’s Christian Yelich will face Toronto’s Vladimir Guerrero Jr. Houston’s Alex Bregman is matched against the Dodgers Joc Pederson. Additionally, Josh Bell of Pittsburgh faces Atlanta’s Ronald Acuna, Jr. Cleveland’s Carlos Santana takes on Pete Alonso of the Mets.
Of course, the best players in the American and National Leagues will face each other. Manager Alex Cora of the defending World Series champion Red Sox manages the American League. Dave Roberts of the National League champion Dodgers will run the NL Dugout.
Top American League Players
Namely Carlos Santana of the host Cleveland Indians will garner plenty of baseball betting attention. This is his first All-Star game. The first baseman is hitting .302 with 19 home runs and 52 runs batted in.
Houston third baseman Alex Bregman brings impressive numbers to Progressive Field. To show Bregman has 23 home runs with 55 runs batted in and a .933 OPS. Bregman and Santana will compete in the Home Run Derby and start in the All-Star Game.
Top National League Players
On this occasion Milwaukee’s Christian Yelich may be the star of stars. The 2018 NL Most Valuable Player will start in right field and compete in Home Run Derby. Yelich has already clobbered 31 home runs with 67 runs batted in this season. Further he boasts a .328 average and 1.138 OPS. Also, Atlanta’s Ronald Acuna Jr. will post double duty and compete in both events. Acuna has 20 home runs with 52 runs batted in this season. Encompassing those players participating in both nights is Pittsburgh’s Josh Bell. Bell has blasted 26 home runs with 81 runs batted in. In the same way he is an online gambling asset with a 1.031 OPS.
Betting Factors to Consider
Last year Bryce Harper was the baseball betting winner of Home Run Derby as a then member of Washington. The event was actually held in Nations Park. Concurrently it would not surprise to see Cleveland’s Carlos Santana turn the trick as home town hero for 2019. Along the same lines the AL has quite the streak going in the All-Star game series.
Baseball Betting Home Run Derby Pick: Carlos Santana
Baseball Betting All Star Game Prediction: American League 6, National League 3
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