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As one of the most storied traditions in all of baseball, the All-Star Game has been a celebrated part of the sport since it was first introduced back in 1933. Commonly referred to as the “Midsummer Classic’, the MLB All-Star Game showcases the best players that baseball has to offer and serves as the unofficial halfway point of the season.

The 2022 MLB All-Star Game is scheduled for July 19th at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles. This will be the first time an All-Star Game is played in Los Angeles since the city last hosted the Midsummer Classic in 1980. With the American League and National League rosters now finalized, MLB fans get a chance to preview the lineups and check out this year’s All-Star Game betting odds at Bovada Sportsbook. The American League is the current betting favorite leading up to this year’s All-Star Game, but you can never be sure what to expect in these friendly exhibitions.


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If you’re looking to identify some noteworthy trends before betting on the Midsummer Classic, you should know that the AL has dominated this all-star matchup for the better part of two decades. The AL has won the last 8 straight All-Star Games and have gone an incredible 20-3-1 dating back to 1997. Despite that recent dominance, the all-time mark between the two leagues is quite close with the AL holding a narrow 46-43 edge over the National League in All-Star Game wins.

With the 2022 MLB All-Star Game set to be played in just under a week’s time, let’s take a closer look at the complete roster of both the AL and NL teams to figure out which side is looking like the best bet leading up to this year’s Midsummer Classic. As with every major sporting event, you can find 2022 MLB All Star odds at Bovada Sportsbook!

American League (-210)

This year’s AL team will look to continue their winning ways with some incredible talent up and down the lineup. For the second year in a row, Angels phenom, Shohei Ohtani will be a starting pitcher and designated hitter (DH) for the American League. This achievement is even more impressive when you realize that no other player has ever accomplished such a feat even once. Ohtani is playing at an MVP-caliber level with a 2.13 ERA on the mound, while also contributing in the batter’s box with 19 home runs and 54 RBI. This AL squad has plenty of power at the plate with the likes of Aaron Judge, Mike Trout and Giancarlo Stanton, a trio that’s already combined for 76 home runs this season. This team will also lean on a veteran pitching rotation with big arms like Shane McClanahan, Gerrit Cole and a rejuvenated Justin Verlander. Add in a bullpen that includes AL saves leader Emmanuel Clase and you can see why the AL is the betting favorite heading into the 2022 MLB All-Star Game.

American League Starters
Position Name Team
C Alejandro Kirk Toronto Blue Jays
1B Vladimir Guerrero Jr. Toronto Blue Jays
2B Jose Altuve Houston Astros
3B Rafael Devers Boston Red Sox
SS Tim Anderson Chicago White Sox
OF Aaron Judge New York Yankees
OF Mike Trout Anaheim Angels
OF Giancarlo Stanton New York Yankees
DH Shohei Ohtani Anaheim Angels
American League Reserves
Position Name Team
C Jose Trevino New York Yankees
1B Luis Arraez Minnesota Twins
2B Andres Gimenez Cleveland Guardians
3B Jose Ramirez Cleveland Guardians
SS Xander Bogaerts Boston Red Sox
OF George Springer Toronto Blue Jays
OF Byron Buxton Minnesota Twins
OF Andrew Benintendi Kansas City Royals
OF Kyle Tucker Houston Astros
OF Julio Rodriguez Seattle Mariners
SP Shane McClanahan Tampa Bay Rays
SP Shohei Ohtani Anaheim Angels
SP Nestor Cortes New York Yankees
SP Alek Manoah Toronto Blue Jays
SP Framber Valdez Houston Astros
SP Martin Perez Texas Rangers
SP Paul Blackburn Oakland Athletics
SP Justin Verlander Houston Astros
SP Gerrit Cole New York Yankees
RP Clay Holmes New York Yankees
RP Emmanual Clase Cleveland Guardians
RP Gregory Soto Detroit Tigers
RP Jorge Lopez Baltimore Orioles

National League – (+175)

With their last All-Star Game victory coming all the way back in 2012, the 2022 National League team will be looking to settle the score this year at Dodgers Stadium. Leading the way for this team is Cardinals first basemen Paul Goldschmidt; the star currently leads the NL in just about every offensive category, including runs (61), hits (107), batting average (.335), on-base percentage (.420), slugging (.602) and wins above replacement (4.7). While the National League squad has lots of star power with players like Manny Machado, Ronald Acuna Jr. and Mookie Bets, it’s worth noting that DH Bryce Harper will miss this game due to injury. Harper will be replaced at DH by William Contreras, making him and Willson Contreras the first set of brothers to start in the same all-star game since 1992.

National League Starters
Position Name Team
C Willson Contreras Chicago Cubs
1B Paul Goldschmidt St. Louis Cardinals
2B Jazz Chisholm Miami Marlins
3B Manny Machado San Diego Padres
SS Trea Turner Los Angeles Dodgers
OF Ronald Acuna Jr. Atlanta Braves
OF Mookie Betts Los Angeles Dodgers
OF Joc Pederson San Francisco Giants
DH Bryce Harper Philadelphia Phillies


National League Reserves
Position Name Team
C Travis d’Arnaud Atlanta Braves
1B Pete Alonso New York Mets
1B C.J. Cron Colorado Rockies
2B Jeff McNeil New York Mets
3B Nolan Arenado St. Louis Cardinals
SS Dansby Swanson Atlanta Braves
OF Kyle Schwarber Philadelphia Phillies
OF Juan Soto Washington Nationals
OF Starling Marte New York Mets
OF Ian Happ Chicago Cubs
DH William Contreras Atlanta Braves
SP Clayton Kershaw Los Angeles Dodgers
SP Sandy Alcantara Miami Marlins
SP Corbin Burnes Milwaukee Brewers
SP Luis Castillo Cincinnati Reds
SP Max Fried Atlanta Braves
SP Tony Gonsolin Los Angeles Dodgers
SP Joe Musgrove San Diego Padres
RP Edwin Diaz New York Mets
RP Josh Hader Milwaukee Brewers
RP Ryan Helsley St. Louis Cardinals
RP David Bednar Pittsburgh Pirates
RP Joe Mantiply Arizona Diamondbacks


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