This Tuesday’s annual MLB All-Star Game marks the halfway point of the regular season. With no games on the board until Thursday, US bettor at BetAnySports’ online sportsbook can turn to a few special props and betting options for this week’s MLB All-Star Game festivities at Progressive Field in Cleveland this Monday and Tuesday.
2019 MLB Home Run Derby
One of the highlights of the MLB All-Star break is Monday night’s Home Run Derby. The player at the top of this list at BetAnySports is the Pittsburgh Pirates’ Josh Bell at +300 betting odds. He is currently tied for fifth in the Majors in home runs this season with 27. The Pirates’ first baseman has really made his mark when it comes to runs batted in. He is at the top of that list by a wide margin with 84 RBI in 88 games played.
BetAnySports has opened the New York Mets’ Pete Alonso as a +400 second-favorite to win. The power-hitting first baseman has belted 30 home runs this season in 325 at-bats. This is the second most home runs in the Majors this season. He is also tied for third in RBI with 68.
Rounding out the Top 5 players competing in this year’s competition, Vladimir Guerrero is the third-favorite on the list at +450 betting odds. He is followed by Matt Chapman (+550) and Joc Pederson at +700. Ronald Acuna is also listed at +700 odds to win.
2019 MLB All-Star Game Betting Odds
The opening money line odds for Tuesday’s All-Star Game have the American League listed as slight -115 home favorites. The money line odds for betting on the National League are set at -105. The AL has won the last six All-Star Games going back to a 3-0 win in 2013 at Citi Field in New York City. Last season, the AL pounded out an 8-6 win in 10 innings at Nationals Park in Maryland. Alex Bregman was named the game’s MVP.
The AL has been dominating this game for quite some time with a 13-3 record that dates all the way back to the 2003 season. The year before was noted as just the second time in the history the MLB All-Star Game that the contest ended as a tie. The final score was 7-7 through 11 innings played. The actual series dates back to 1933 and the AL has the slight 44-43-2 edge through the first 89 games. Given the recent history of this game, the lean would have to be towards the AL to win again on Tuesday night.
The total line for the game has been set at 8.5 with -120 odds favoring the UNDER. The run line is set at -190 for the NL plus 1.5 runs. You can bet the AL at +165 giving up the one and a half runs in the spread.
2019 MLB All-Star Game 5-Innings Betting Odds
Given the depth of starting pitching on either side of this matchup, the best value on the MLB board at BetAnySports could be the five-inning line. The actual betting odds are the same as for the full nine-inning bet, but there is probably even stronger value in betting the AL at -115 through the first five innings.
The run line for the first five innings is off the board and the total has been set at 4.5. Once again, this is about as good as it gets for pitching through five innings on either side of this matchup to add some excellent value to betting the UNDER 4.5 runs in this prop.