Trying to end a six-game skid in the Mid-Summer Classic, the National League is going with a youth movement in the 2019 MLB All-Star Game. The must-see showcase begins at 7:30 p.m. ET on Tuesday from Progressive Field in Cleveland. The National League roster features Ronald Acuna Jr., 21, Cody Bellinger, 23, Pete Alonso, 24, and Ketel Marte, 25. Depending on who manager Dave Roberts selects as his designated hitter, it could be the youngest NL roster in history. The fans selected eight NL starters who average 25.8 years old. Sportsbooks list the American league as a -120 favorite (risk $120 to win $100), while the underdog National League is going off at even money in the latest 2019 MLB All-Star Game odds. The over-under for total runs scored is 8.5. Before you make any 2019 MLB All-Star Game picks or predictions, see what MLB analytics expert John Bollman has to say.
Nicknamed “The Executive,” Bollman combines MLB front-office experience with a deep statistical background. Last season, Bollman, who has a master’s degree in bio-statistics, worked in the Toronto Blue Jays‘ analytics department, focusing on high-performance sports science and player development. He is known for his ability to quantify the unquantifiable.
Bollman’s approach is paying off big-time for SportsLine members. He has used his unique approach to nail 55 of his last 85 money-line picks, returning $1,828 to $100 players.
Now, Bollman has broken down the MLB All-Star Game 2019 from every angle and locked in confident AL vs. NL picks. He’s sharing them over at SportsLine.
Bollman knows the American League has homefield advantage and a significant contingent of hometown favorites with four Indians — Carlos Santana, Shane Bieber, Francisco Lindor, Brad Hand — on the roster. The AL also boasts reigning All-Star Game MVP Alex Bregman, who blasted a tie-breaking home run in the 10th inning last year. Bregman is looking to join Mike Trout, his AL teammate, as the only players to win the MVP award two straight years, while Trout could become the first player ever to win it three times.
The American League also features a gauntlet of pitching talent, including 10-game winner Justin Verlander, fellow Astros teammate Gerrit Cole, White Sox phenom Lucas Giolito, and Mike Minor, who will come armed to the MLB All-Star Game 2019 with a stellar 2.54 ERA.
But just because the American League is on an impressive roll doesn’t mean it’s the right side of the 2019 MLB All-Star Game money line.
Despite its 6-24-1 record in the last 31 All-Star Games, the National League looks poised to turn things around Tuesday. Starting pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu (10-2, 1.73 ERA, 0.91 WHIP) should get the NL off on a positive foot, as he’s been absolutely dominant, allowing one or zero runs in six of his last seven starts. The 32-year-old lefty is pumped to make his first All-Star Game appearance and leads Major League Baseball in ERA.
Even if Ryu struggles, the NL can trot out a slew of aces including Max Scherzer, Clayton Kershaw, Mike Soroka and Luis Castillo. Given that pitching arsenal, the National League might need just four runs to end its six-game All-Star losing streak.
Bollman has weighed the strengths and weaknesses of every single All-Star and is confident he has the winning side, as well as a strong read on the Over-Under. You can only see his picks at SportsLine.
So who wins the 90th MLB All-Star Game? Which side of the money line has all the value? Visit SportsLine now to see John Bollman’s highly confident 2019 MLB All-Star Game picks, all from the analytics expert who’s crushing sportsbooks with a 55-30 MLB heater.