Major League Baseball All-Star Game Online Handicapping Lines
Major League Baseball has reached the symbolic halfway point of the 2012 schedule with the arrival of the 83rd edition of the All-Star Game. Out of the “Big Four” North American pro sports league All-Star contests, the Midsummer Classic is the only one that truly counts for something. It’s also the only one that is played the way a pro sporting event is meant to be played – by the players giving 100% to win the contest.
American League Looks To Regain All-Star Dominance
After losing this contest the last two years in a row, the American League squad is looking to re-establish their dominance over the National League. From 1997 through 2009, the junior circuit had a 12-0-1 record over the senior circuit – with the tie coming in 2002. That tie game prompted Major League Baseball to institute a rule whereby the winning side gets automatic home field advantage in the World Series Championship.
National League Aims For Third Straight Midsummer Classic Victory
Going back further in MLB All-Star Game history we find that the NL has been taken out to the woodshed by the AL for over two decades as they were collared with a 3-18-1 record in 22 games prior to 2010. Since then they have won two straight contests by a combined 8-2 final score. National League pitchers face a serious challenge in this contest as the American League has the top five home run hitting ball clubs in the Majors.
MLB National League vs. American League Betting Lines and Prediction
In addition to their power hitting, we also like the American league pitching staff that can trot out the likes of Justin Verlander, Jered Weaver and Matt Harrison – to name a few. Top online sportsbooks, recommended here at Sportsbook Bonus, have posted a ton of wagering options for this contest. We’ll take the American League, with -121 betting line, over the National League in the 83rd Major League Baseball All-Star Game!