The National League looks to put the brakes on a six-game losing streak when it faces the American League in the 2019 MLB All-Star Game on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. ET from Progressive Field in Cleveland. The AL has won 18 of the last 22 meetings. Meanwhile, the National League’s last win came in 2012 in an 8-0 victory at Kauffman Stadium. At that time, it was the NL’s third win in a row. The latest 2019 MLB All-Star Game odds show the AL favored at -120 (risk $120 to win $100), while the NL is even money. Before locking in a 2019 MLB All-Star Game picks of your own, be sure to see the AL vs. NL predictions from SportsLine handicapper Adam Thompson.
Thompson raked in the winnings as SportsLine’s top MLB handicapper last season, hitting on 61 percent of his money line picks for a massive profit of $4,062 to $100 players. He finished last year on a 22-4 run, a streak that included hitting every World Series game. And over the last two-plus weeks, he’s on a sizzling 15-7 run on his MLB money-line picks.
Thompson, who covered major sports for 20 years as a writer and columnist before joining SportsLine as a senior writer and handicapper, cites deeply-researched stats and trends you haven’t considered to build his MLB success. Anyone who has followed his MLB picks is way, way up.
Now he’s dialed in on NL vs. AL in the MLB All-Star Game 2019 and locked in his picks over at SportsLine.
Thompson has considered that the American League will be hosting its first All-Star Game in an AL ballpark since 2014, when Target Field, home of the Minnesota Twins, got the honor.
Second baseman DJ LeMahieu of the New York Yankees continues his torrid first-half pace. He had a 14-game hitting streak snapped on July 2, but rebounded with hits in his last four games. He hit five home runs in the second half of June and has a dozen homers and 63 RBIs on the season.
But just because the American League has owned the National League of late does not mean it is the best value on the 2019 MLB All-Star Game money line.
Prior to the AL’s recent All-Star Game domination, the NL was on a streak of its own, winning 13 of 14, including 11 in a row from 1972 to 1982.
The National League will feature a powerful lineup, with seven of the eight announced 2019 MLB All-Star game players hitting 20 or more home runs so far this year. Outfielder Cody Bellinger of the Los Angeles Dodgers is once again one of the frontrunners to win the NL MVP Award. Bellinger, who has played just two games against AL foes so far this year, has hits in eight of his last nine games, going 11-for-36 with three doubles, five homers and 10 RBIs. He now has 71 RBIs this season.
So who wins the 2019 MLB All-Star Game? And which side of the NL vs. AL money line has all the value? Visit SportsLine now to see the pick from a handicapper who returned over $4,000 on his MLB picks last season, and find out.