2008 MLB All Star Game Betting-Prop Bets, Live Betting, Preview
2008 MLB All Star Game Betting
The rosters are set and the 2008 MLB All Star Game is shaping up to be a classic at the last ever all star game at Yankee Stadium. You might as well watch this game because it is the last year for Yankee Stadium before they move into their new billion dollar stadium across the street next year. With an expected higher than usual viewership, online Sportsbooks will have a plethora of proposition bets and in game betting options to keep you glued to the TV.
The early line on the MLB all star game has the NL All stars as the dog at +115 with BetUS. The underdog line for the NL represents decent value because we have seen a great set of pitchers emerge in the NL like Brandon Webb, Brandon 'Lights Out' Sheets, Tim Linecum, Ryan Dempster, Kerry Wood and Carlos Zambrano. Pitching wins is the age old rule and the NL looks stacked this year. The AL pitching roster is not too shabby with studs like Roy 'Doc' Halladay, Joe Nathan, M. Riveria, F. Rodriguez. However, the AL has some first time all stars this year in Joe Saunders, Ervin Santana, Cliff Lee and G. Sherrill. They are great pitchers but first time pitchers in the all star team can get jacked up in the glorified exhibition game as they go for the flashy K.
MLB All Star Prop Betting
Lines will come out 24-48 hours prior to the game because there are always last minute injury replacements to the rosters. There are always an exciting amount of proposition betting options to bet on to make sure the game is exciting. For example, you can bet on 'Who will be the All Star MVP?" - Chase Utley, Alex Rodriguez, etc. Take the guy who you think will get the most at bats to get an opportunity to do some damage. This tends to favor the home all stars (i.e. any of the Yankee All Stars or one of the young studs who will bust their butt trying to make a name).
MLB All Star Home Run Derby
The home run derby is an annual fan favorite because it is made for TV event. Even bettor, you can now bet on the event. You can bet on a proposition bet on the winner. Rosters will be finalized and lines posted 24 hours prior to event because a lot of the players pull out at the last second. In game of Live betting is the new thing for the the Home Run hitting contest. BodogLIVE will post odds on every pitch during the Home Run hitting contest. The line maker has only about 10 seconds to post a line and you can find some favourable odds.