Heading into the weekend before the MLB All Stars Game betting there is little question as to which division owns the better bats this season.
If MLB All Stars Game odds makers put any weight on which league has the better batting stats heading into the MLB All Stars Game betting than the NL would be the runaway winner. But the game is played on the field and not in the box scores and the 2008 MLB All Stars Game betting should be as adventurous as always despite the seemingly dominant bats of the NL.
It’s nearly impossible to compare the batting stats between the two leagues, but unfortunately it’s the best tool we have to measure the strength of the teams heading into the MLB All Stars Game betting. In the top batting stat categories there is really no contest this year in the first half prior to the MLB All Stars Game betting. With several games left to go before the MLB All Stars Game betting break begins the only real batting stat the AL leads the NL in is RBIs thanks to MLB All Stars Game betting outfielder Josh Hamilton. Hamilton has blasted 87 runs so far and could have 90 or more by the time the MLB All Stars Game betting gets underway. This is a truly phenomenal number and one that almost no MLB All Stars Game odds makers would have predicted.
But aside from the category the AL plays second fiddle to the NL as the MLB All Stars Game betting approaches. Consider that while four NL players enter the MLB All Stars Game odds batting .340 or higher, none in the AL will enter the MLB All Stars Game betting with such a high average.
Or consider that only one player in the AL has hit more than 20 homeruns entering the game (again, the MLB All Stars Game betting slugger, Hamilton) while 10 have done so for the NL MLB All Stars Game betting roster. And only one player on the AL squad has driven in more then 80 runs (Hamilton) while five have done so in the NL. The list goes on and on and any way you examine it the NL has beat the pants off the AL in hitting stats prior to the start of the MLB All Stars Game betting. But whether that will translate into a win or not is anyone’s guess.