Saturday's National League betting cheat sheet and tips

Jul 20, 2013 |
Check out our quick-hitting betting notes on Saturday's National League games:


Los Angeles Dodgers at Washington Nationals (-132, 7.5)

Hot pitching stat: Dodgers starter Zack Greinke improved to 3-0 in his career versus Washington after yielding one run on five hits in 5 1/3 innings in a 3-1 victory on May 15.

Hot batting stat: Los Angeles SS Hanley Ramirez hit safely in 14 of his last 17 games after belting a two-run homer Friday.

Weather:
Temperatures in the mid-90s and mostly sunny skies. Wind will blow out to right field at 12 mph.

Key betting note: The Nationals are 7-0 in SP Gio Gonzalez's last seven starts vs. National League West.


Miami Marlins at Milwaukee Brewers (-164, 8.5)

Hot pitching stat: Milwaukee’s three scoreless innings in the series opener lowered its bullpen ERA to 2.94 – the third-best mark in the majors.

Hot batting stat: Marlins SS Adeiny Hechavarria had three hits Friday and is 24-for-54 in 14 games this month.

Weather:
Temperatures in the low-70s with mostly sunny skies. Wind will blow in from left field at 9 mph.

Key betting note: The over is 10-1-2 in Brewers SP Yovani Gallardo's last 13 starts as a favorite.


San Diego Padres at St. Louis Cardinals (-203, 8.5)

Cold pitching stat: Cards starter Lance Lynn is 1-3 with a 6.12 ERA in his last four starts.

Hot batting stat: St. Louis C Yadier Molina leads the NL in hitting with a .340 average - one of four Cardinals in the top 10.

Weather: There is a 30 percent chance of thunderstorms in the forecast. Temperatures in the mid-90s with partly cloudy skies. Wind will blow in from right field at 5 mph.

Key betting note: The Padres are 1-10 in their last 11 games as a road underdog.


Chicago Cubs at Colorado Rockies (-152, 10)

Cold pitching stat: Cubs pitcher Carlos Villanueva is 0-2 with a 10.71 ERA in 12 games (one start) against Colorado.

Hot batting stat: Chicago has hit a National League-best 18 home runs in July.

Weather: Partly cloudy skies with temperatures in the low-80s. Wind will blow in from right field at 7 mph.

Key betting note: The Cubs are 2-10 in the last 12 meetings in Colorado.


Arizona Diamondbacks at San Francisco Giants (-135, 7)

Hot pitching stat:
Giants closer Sergio Romo has a 29-game scoreless streak against the Diamondbacks consisting of 21 2/3 consecutive scoreless innings.

Hot batting stat: San Francisco 1B Brandon Belt is 14-for-34 with four home runs and 10 RBIs in 10 games against the Diamondbacks this season.

Weather: Temperatures in the high-50s and sunny skies. Wind will blow out to center field at 11 mph.

Key betting note: The Giants are 8-2 in starter Matt Cain's last 10 home starts vs. Diamondbacks.


** Odds, probable pitchers and weather forecast as of 4:21 p.m. ET.
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