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July 29, 2014

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Vegas Play of the Day: MLB All-Star Game

Here’s the latest installment of the Play of the Day, which uses odds from the South Point. Our three sports writers started with a $10,000 bankroll — fictional, of course.

American League All-Stars minus-1.5 runs (plus-180) against National League All-Stars: $300 to win $540

I always advise against betting the run line in baseball. I also advise against betting on All-Star games, so if we’re going to violate one of those rules, why not both?

I honestly have no idea who you should be siding with in this game. The only play I really like is under 7.5 runs, but at minus-125 that didn’t seem worth the price.

So I went searching for some value, and the American League pulling off a blowout seems plausible enough to get my support. I might even like the National League’s roster a little more, but whatever. All these players are good, and I’m just looking for a reason to be interested in this game.

Standings: Bern (36-25-1, $13,279), Keefer (29-35, $8,596), Brewer (25-36-3, $3,185)

Taylor Bern can be reached at 948-7844 or [email protected]. Follow Taylor on Twitter at twitter.com/taylorbern.

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