MLB All Star Game Betting: Can the AL Do It Again?

November 30, 2010 MLB Baseball

MLB All Star Game betting in recent years has rewarded those bettors who have wagered on the American League.

In fact, MLB All Star Game betting veterans may remember that the last time the AL lost the game was way back in 1996. Nevertheless, each year is unique so 2009 may very well be the year in which baseball All Star betting on the National League begins to pay dividends once again.

MLB All Star Game betting fans who know about the AL’s streak may decide that it would be unwise to bet against that streak by wagering on the NL’s MLB All Star Game betting lines. In fact, it truly is remarkable that the AL could dominate the game for so many consecutive years. Moreover, MLB All Star Game betting enthusiasts will note that the 2009 AL roster looks to be loaded with talent, much of which is drawn from the hugely talented AL East, as five of the eight AL starters come from the Yankees, Red Sox, and Rays. With players like Joe Mauer, Derek Jeter, Evan Longoria, and Jason Bay, many MLB All Star Game betting fans cannot imagine that this will be the year when the AL finally falls.

Nevertheless, before placing a quick wager on the baseball All Star betting odds, bettors should at least recognize that some of the AL’s victories have not been by very large margins. For example, in each of the past three years the game has been decided by a single run, and last year the game lasted until the fifteenth inning. For those baseball All Star Game betting enthusiasts wagering on the run line, a one run victory will not be enough to cover the baseball All Star betting odds for the favored team. Additionally, MLB All Star Game betting fans should note that the NL squad is loaded with talent as well.

With players like Albert Pujols, Chase Utley, and Carlos Beltran, the NL squad is nothing to be scoffed at. Only time will tell whether the NL squad really has what it takes to win the game and offer baseball All Star betting value, but it is clear that MLB All Star Game betting fans should not overlook the NL’s potential. Twelve years is a long time to go without a victory in the All Star game, but this drought will become meaningless once the pitcher winds up to throw the first pitch of the game. Therefore, MLB All Star Game betting fans should not concern themselves with such history as they analyze the MLB All Star Game betting odds, and they should rather focus on each current roster’s ability to provide value within those MLB All Star Game betting odds.

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