- The betting trends proved correct in the 2022 MLB All-Star Game.
- The AL was 8-0 in the last 8 All-Star gams heading to Tuesday. They won the game 3-2.
- With a total of five runs scored, the under 7.5 bet also cashed, improving the under to 13-2-1 in the last 16 MLB All-Star games.
The betting trends pointed to two things during the 2022 MLB All-Star Game: A win for the AL and the total hitting under.
The AL entered the game with an 8-0 record in the last All-Star games and 20-3-1 in the last 24 installments of the midseason classic. The under had gone 12-2-1 in the last 15 All-Star games. The trends proved correct on Tuesday night.
Byron Buxton’s 4th inning home run proved to be the 2022 MLB All-Star game-winner as the American League won again via a score of 3-2.
The American League has Won 9 Straight MLB All-Star Games
The American League has won 9️⃣ STRAIGHT MLB All-Star Games‼️#AllStarGame
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) July 20, 2022
With Tuesday’s victory, the American League has now won 9 consecutive All-Star games, continuing the game’s historic trend of ‘eras’ throughout its 92-game history.
From 1933 to 1949, the American League won 12 out of the first 16 All-Star games played. Then from 1950 to 1987, the National League dominated with 33 wins and one tie in 42 All-Star games played ( there were two All-Star games played from 1959 to 1962), including a stretch from 1963 to 1982 where they won 19 out of 20 games, including 11 in a row from 1972 to 1982.
Since 1988 however, it has been the American League that has ruled the midseason classic, going 28-6-1 during that span. The AL went unbeaten in 13 consecutive games from 1997 to 2009 with a 12-0-1 record. The National League won three in a row in 2010, 2011, and 2012 before the AL’s current dominance.
Great Pitching > Great Hitting
great pitching > great hitting
the under has cashed in 12 of the last 15 MLB All-Star games 👀pic.twitter.com/BRxJVC9Zxu
— BetRivers Sportsbook (@BetRivers) July 19, 2022
The All-Star teams headed to Dodger Stadium having seen the under cash in 12 out of the last 13 MLB All-Star games, including last year when it was played at run-friendly Coors Field.
Early on, it looked like the teams would finally hit the over as Mookie Betts’ RBI single and Paul Goldschmidt’s 430 feet bomb gave the NL a 2-0 lead after one inning. In the fourth, Giancarlo Stanton drilled a two-run shot which was followed up by a home run from Byron Buxton the AL took the lead 3-2 at the top of the 4th inning. With plenty of baseball left to play and tons of big hitters in the lineups, it looked like OVER 7.5 runs would be the play to make.
But as we’ve seen in recent years, great pitching has always topped great hitting in the MLB All-Star game. After giving up two runs in the first inning, AL pitchers did not allow a hit from the second through seventh innings, marking only the fourth time in MLB All-Star history that a team went hitless in 20 at-bats. Cleveland Guardians’ closer Emmanuel Clase finished the game, striking out the side in the 9th, barely missing out on an immaculate innings to cash the UNDER 7.5 runs.