The 2022 MLB All-Star Game is coming right up this Tuesday as the best of the best of the American League gather together to square off against the best of the best of the National League at Dodger Stadium down in Los Angeles. Will the AL continue its win streak? Or will the NL finally end its slump in the Midsummer Classic.
Betting Preview for the National League vs American League MLB All-Star Game on July 19, 2022
Where: Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles, California
When: Tuesday, July 19, 2022
TV Broadcast: MLBN/ESPN
Betting on the National League (-1.5)
Moneyline : -113
It’s almost 10 years now since the last time the American League lost to the National League in the MLB All-Star Game. Obviously, the roster for each side is stacked to the gills, but you still got to be extra awed by the collection of talent on the AL team. Vladimir Guerrero Jr., Jose Altuve, Aaron Judge, Giancarlo Stanton, Shohei Ohtani, and Mike Trout are all here. At last, Ohtani and Trout are going to be playing knowing they don’t have to shoulder much of the burden, even for just one game. Speaking of Ohtani, he’s made the All-Star again as both a pitcher and a designated hitter, which is just plain crazy, but that’s really how sensational of a baseball specimen the Los Angeles Angels star is. The AL also has the batting average leader in the majors in Luis Arraez and one of the favorites to win the AL Rookie of the Year honors in Seattle Mariners youngster Julio Rodriguez. Joining Ohtani in the pitching staff are the likes of Justin Verlander and three New York Yankees in Gerrit Cole, Nestor Cortes, and Clay Holmes.
Betting on the American League (+1.5)
The National League is technically the home team in this game, which would be the first time since 2018’s edition of the MLB All-Star Game at Nationals Park. Clayton Kershaw might be the starter of this game for the NL side, considering the location of the contest. In any case, Kershaw is having a fantastic season. So far, he owns a 7-2 record with a 2.13 ERA and 0.91 WHIP. In his last start before the All-Star break, he went 7.2 innings long and allowed just an earned run on 5 hots in a 4-2 home win over the Chicago Cubs. Sounds like a warm-up for Kershaw. He will also be joined by teammate Tony Gonsolin and the pair of Sandy Alcantara of the Miami Marlins and Corbin Burnes of the Milwaukee Brewers. Alcantara, Burnes, and Gonsolin are all in the top 5 in the majors in best ERAs. As for the National League’s offense, Peter Alonso, Juan Soto, and Kyle Schwarber will look to bring their power to the contest. All three are participants in the 2022 MLB Home Run Derby. Also hitting for the NL are Travis d’Arnaud, Dansby Swanson, and Nolan Arenado.
The American League wins, 7-5.
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