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MLB All-Star Game Odds: American League Never Loses

Baseball fans are in for a treat Tuesday when Major League Baseball’s biggest superstars share the field in Seattle for the 2023 MLB All-Star Game. 

Despite the American League winning nine consecutive midsummer classics, the National League is favored this year, sitting at -115 chalk. Below I'll break down the 2023 AS Game odds, lineups, and All-Star Game MVP picks:

2023 MLB All-Star Game Odds

2023 MLB All-Star Game Odds
National League-115OVER 7 (-120)
American League-105UNDER 7 (-EVEN)

Although the NL has lost nine straight games, which you can see in our MLB All-Star Game betting history, the league comes in as the slight -115 favorites in 2023. The NL's odds imply a 53.49% chance at All-Star Game victory, according to our odds calculator.

Why Is The National League Favored?

So, the National League is in an all-time All-Star Game slump. They've been outscored by 10 runs in the last six AS games alone. But, the senior circuit is favored to snap the streak this year due to a stellar starting lineup:

National League Starting Lineup
  • C: Sean Murphy (Braves)
  • 1B: Freddie Freeman (Dodgers)
  • 2B: Luis Arraez (Marlins)
  • 3B: Nolan Arenado (Cardinals)
  • SS: Orlando Arcia (Braves)
  • OF: Ronald Acuna Jr. (Braves)
  • OF: Mookie Betts (Dodgers)
  • OF: Corbin Carroll (Diamondbacks)
  • DH: J.D. Martinez (Dodgers)
  • SP: Zac Gallen (Diamondbacks)
Odds as of July 11th 

The AL Won’t Go Quietly

There’s a reason the AL has secured nine straight all-star game victories. Despite some lesser names, the AL lineup is very intimidating. Plus, they have some top-tier pitching with Gerrit Cole, Shohei Ohtani, Luis Castillo, and Jordan Romano.

American League Starting Lineup
  • C: Jonah Heim (Rangers)
  • 1B: Yandy Diaz (Rays)
  • 2B: Marcus Semien (Rangers)
  • 3B: Josh Jung (Rangers)
  • SS: Corey Seager (Rangers)
  • OF: Adolis Garcia (Rangers)
  • OF: Austin Hays (Orioles)
  • OF: Randy Arozarena (Rays)
  • DH: Shohei Ohtani (Angels)
  • SP: Gerrit Cole (Yankees)

MLB All-Star Game Best Bet: American League (-105)

I don't really consider myself a "trends bettor," but this AL hot streak is too much to disregard. NINE STRAIGHT WINS? That doesn't just happen. Maybe there's something the junior circuit does before the game? Some secret Michael Jordan Loony Tunes water they all drink?

Whatever it is, I'm not going to be the guy who bets against a decade of All-Star Game history when this underdog value is on the board.

MLB All-Star Game MVP Odds & Pick

2023 MLB all-Star Game MVP Odds
Shohei Ohtani+500
Ronald Acuna Jr.+700
Randy Arozarena+1000
Freddie Freeman+1000
Julio Rodriguez+1200
Vladimir Guerrero Jr.+1400
Mookie Betts+1600
Corbin Carroll+1800

Shohei Ohtani has been the pride and joy of the baseball world over the last few seasons. He's nearly a lock to win the 2023 American League MVP and is favored to add another trophy to his cabinet in the All-Star Game MVP.

Hometown Julio Is All-Star Game MVP Best Bet

While Ohtani may be the favorite, I don't get why Julio Rodriguez isn't higher in these odds. He's got everything to play for, suiting up in front of his hometown Seattle crowd. We saw what that moment meant for him on Monday night, posting a record 41 homers in the first round of the Home Run Derby.

I expect Julio to bring that same firepower to the All-Star Game, and a homer or two should secure him this year's AS Game MVP.

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