2011 MLB All Star Game Odds & Predictions

Soon we will update this page with information about the 2011 MLB All Star Game, with odds from online sportsbooks, and a free prediction. Check back soon.

Below is our post from the 2010 MLB All Star Game.

Last night we were treated to the 2010 MLB Home Run Derby, which ended up being better then I initially anticipated. The first two batters of the night, Chris Young (1 HR) and Vernon Wells (2 HR’s), both ended up leaving much to be desired. Corey Hart got off to a great start and blasted 13 HR’s and it looked like he may bring the trophy back to Milwaukee. In the second round Hart put up a goose egg though, and didn’t end up making the final round.

David Ortiz and Hanley Ramirez squared off against each other in the final round last night. Big Papi finished the round with 11HR’s, while Hanley was only above to hit 5 over the fence. I don’t think many people had Big Papi last night and it was a nice surprise. The sports betting sites obviously thought he had a chance though, as the odds on him didn’t have much value at all.

Tonight we have the 2010 MLB All-Star Game to watch and the festivities will begin at 8:00PM EST on FOX. If you were hoping to watch the popular reality show Hells Kitchen tonight, you’re going to need to wait until next week. As most of you already know, the All-Star Game Champion is awarded with home-field advantage throughout the World Series. This rule has been in place since 2002 and it’s important to note that the American League is 7-0 since the rules inception.

In fact, the last time the National League won the All-Star Game is way back in 1996. The two teams did tie once in 2002 and this was because both teams were out of pitchers and the two team managers and Selig decided to cancel the game in a tie. It’s been a known fact that the AL has more the stronger league, but many fans believe that the gap has been closing significantly. In the past four All-Star Games the American League have won each game by only one run.

2010 MLB All-Star Game Odds (Odds from Bodog)

· National League +110 vs. American League –120
· National League vs. American League O/U 8.5 Runs

2010 MLB All-Star Game Predictions

It’s definitely hard to bet against the American League in the All-Star Game given the fact they haven’t lost since 1996. From looking at the starting line-up and bench players I think the AL has a slight advantage tonight. The AL will have Ichiro and Jeter in the 1-2 spot versus the NL 1-2 spot of Hanley and Prado. Both teams bolster an impressive middle of the line-up and I would lean towards the NL winning this battle.

With Pujols, Howard, Wright and Braun the NL have an incredible amount of power in the middle and it’ll be vital for the AL to keep the 1-2 hitters off the bases. The AL still have tons of power in Cabrera, Guerrero, Hamilton and Longoria, but it doesn’t sound quite as good as the middle of the order for the NL. The bottom of the line-up definitely favors the AL, as they have Mauer, Cano and Crawford rounding up the batting order. The NL will be sending out Ethier, Hart and Molina and although they’re all great, you can’t deny the AL has the advantage.

The pitching in this game is going to be the real story in my opinion and that advantage clearly goes to the NL. They have a huge arsenal of pitchers at their disposal including starting pitcher Ubaldo Jimenez, Roy Halladay, Chris Carpenter, Josh Johnson, Tim Lincecum, Arthur Rhodes, Matt Capps and Heath Bell. The AL is also loaded, but the pitching isn’t nearly as scary as the NL pitching this year. The starting pitcher will be David Price and some of the other pitchers at the disposal of the AL include Cliff Lee, Jon Lester, Fausto Carmona, Justin Verlander, Andy Pettitte, Phil Hughes and Joakim Soria.

· American League 5 – National League 3
· Pick – American League & Under

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