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The 2018 Major League Baseball All-Star game gets underway tonight! There’s still time to place your bets so get all the pre-game info here!
The best players of the American and National Leagues in American baseball are gathered each year for the All-Star Game. In it’s 89th installment, this year’s game is being held at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C. The American League is the favorite this year, coming off a 5-year winning streak, however the teams are all tied up with a lifetime record of 43-43-2.
It’s not always easy to find value bets for the All-Star game. Both teams are loaded with talent. This year the total runs has been set at 7, but 5 of the last 8 meetings have been under that total.
Tonight, we will see a repeat pitching match up from the last 2 seasons. Chris Sale of the Boston Red Sox vs Washington National Max Scherzer is becoming a theme of the All-Star Game. It will be Sale’s third consecutive All-Star start and Scherzer will be on his home field for his second start in a row. So expect a pitching battle!
1. Mookie Betts, RF, Red Sox
2. Jose Altuve, 2B, Astros
3. Mike Trout, CF, Angels
4. J.D. Martinez, DH, Red Sox
5. Jose Ramirez, 3B, Indians
6. Aaron Judge, LF, Yankees
7. Manny Machado, SS, Orioles
8. Jose Abreu, 1B, White Sox
9. Salvador Perez, C, Royals
P. Chris Sales, Red Sox
1. Javier Baez, 2B, Cubs
2. Nolan Arenado, 3B, Rockies
3. Paul Goldschmidt, DH, D-backs
4. Freddie Freeman, 1B, Braves
5. Matt Kemp, LF, Dodgers
6. Bryce Harper, CF, Nationals
7. Nick Markakis, RF, Braves
8. Brandon Crawford, SS, Giants
9. Willson Contreras, C, Cubs
P. Max Scherzer, Nationals
Who will be the most valuable player out of all these fantastic athletes? Here are a few of the most likely characters, however it truly is anybody’s ball game, as fans vote during the game for MVP.
Mike Trout, center fielder for the LA Angels, will bat third for the AL in his 7th All-Star appearance. Trout is one of the best all around players in baseball and won the coveted Major League Baseball MVP award in 2014 and 2015.
Mookie Betts is leading off for the American League and folks are expecting a home run derby from him. He’s already homered 23 times in the regular season and has also stacked up 18 stolen bases for the Boston Red Sox.
Bryce Harper of the Washington Nationals dominated this year’s actual Home Run Derby, cranking out a total of 45 homers. The right fielder was named National League MVP in 2015 and is the youngest player in history to do so.
Bet365 is offering tons of betting markets for the Midsummer Classic in addition to streaming the game live. New to in-play betting? Check out our detailed guide to maximize your profits with this exciting betting avenue.
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First pitch is scheduled for 8pm tonight so get your bets in!
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