MLB All-Star Game 2017
The Midsummer Classic marks the start of the second half for teams across the league. The American League All-Stars will face off against the National League All-Stars tonight at Marlins Park. First pitch is scheduled for 8 PM EST on TBS.
Tonight’s game marks the first All-Star game since 2003 that has not decided home-field advantage in the World Series. The league decided to scrap that measure at the end of last season that was instituted by former commissioner, Bud Selig, after the 2002 ASG game ended in a tie.
The game is being played in National League ballpark. As with regular-season, inter-league rules, there will be no designated hitter and pitchers will hit.
American League – Chris Sale -110 at National League – Max Scherzer +100 Total: 9 runs
Trying to break down the All-Star game rosters doesn’t make a ton of sense. Chris Sale and Max Scherzer will take the mound for the AL and NL, respectively. However, they may only pitch an inning or two and it will be up to the managers who gets into the game in high-leverage spots.
Based on betting action, a bet on the under makes some sense. The total is trending downward, with the number of runs at 8.5 at some spots and heavy juice on 9 runs. There hasn’t been much of a difference in odds between the AL and NL since open. Most bettors are wagering on Scherzer in the National League to win the game outright.
I like the under and I think it will get a bit lower as we approach first pitch tonight.