Wednesday's National League betting cheat sheet

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

Atlanta Braves at New York Mets (+141, 7)

Hot pitching stat: Braves lefthander Alex Wood is 2-0 with a 1.78 ERA in four starts since his last encounter against the Mets, during which he was tagged for four runs on eight hits over 4 1/3 innings.

Hot hitting stat: Mets outfielder Marlon Byrd went 3-for-4 with a pair of RBIs against Wood in New York's 7-4 win over the Braves back on July 25.

Weather: Temperatures will be in the high-80s under clear skies. Wind will blow out toward right field at 4 mph.

Key betting note: New York is 1-6 in right-hander Jonathan Niese's last seven home starts.


St. Louis Cardinals at Milwaukee Brewers (-101, 9)

Cold pitching stat: Cardinals right-hander Jake Westbrook has lost four straight decisions, surrendering 25 runs while walking 15 over 21 1/3 innings over that stretch.

Hot hitting stat: St. Louis OF Matt Holiday is 5-for-10 with a home run and three walks in his career against Brewers starter Tom Gorzelanny.

Weather: Temperatures will be in the high-80s with sunny skies. Wind will blow from right to left field at 15 mph.

Key betting note: The over is 8-2 in Westbrook's last 10 road starts.


Pittsburgh Pirates at San Diego Padres (+118, 7)

Hot pitching stat: Pirates right-hander Gerrit Cole is 2-1 with a 2.66 ERA in three road starts.

Hot batting stat: Pittsburgh 2B Neil Walker is 6-for-12 with a pair of home runs and 7 RBIs lifetime against Padres right-hander Ian Kennedy.

Weather: Temperatures will be in the low-70s under partly cloudy skies. Wind will blow in from left field at 8 mph.

Key betting note: The Pirates have won 14 of their last 17 Wednesday games.


Colorado Rockies at Philadelphia Phillies (-172, 7.5)

Cold pitching stat: Rockies right-hander Juan Nicasio was shelled in his only previous outing against the Phillies, allowing five runs on seven hits over 5 2/3 innings back on June 14.

Hot batting stat: Colorado OF Michael Cuddyer is a .306 career hitter with three home runs and eight RBIs in 36 at-bats against Phillies starter Cliff Lee.

Weather: Temperatures will be in the mid-80s with partly cloudy skies. Wind will blow out to center field at 7 mph.

Key betting note: The under is 12-2 in Lee's last 14 starts taking place in the third game of a series.


Arizona Diamondbacks at Cincinnati Reds (-156, 8.5)

Hot pitching stat: Cincinnati right-hander Mike Leake limited Arizona to a pair of runs over eight innings in their last encounter June 22.

Hot batting stat: Arizona hitters are a combined .297 with three home runs in 74 at-bats against Leake.

Weather: Temperatures will be in the mid-80s with a 20 percent chance of showers or thunderstorms. Wind will blow from right to left field at 5 mph.

Key betting note: The under is 6-1-1 in umpire Chris Conroy's last eight games behind home plate.


Los Angeles Dodgers at Miami Marlins (+163, 7)

Hot pitching stat: Dodgers right-hander Zack Greinke hasn't allowed a run in his past two starts, and is 5-1 with a 1.28 ERA in his previous eight outings.

Hot batting stat: Los Angeles OF Andre Ethier has a single and a home run in his only two career at-bats against Miami starter Nate Eovaldi.

Weather: With a 40 percent chance of a shower or thunderstorm, the roof at Marlins Park may be closed.

Key betting note: The under is 7-0-1 in Greinke's last eight starts.


Washington Nationals at Chicago Cubs (-106, 9)

Hot pitching stat: Nationals right-hander Ross Ohlendorf is 2-0 with a 2.75 ERA in six career starts against the Cubs.

Cold batting stat: SS Starlin Castro has just three hits in 15 at-bats against Ohlendorf, though two of them are triples.

Weather: Temperatures will be in the mid-80s with partly cloudy skies. Wind will blow out to left field at 11 mph.

Key betting note: Washington has won seven straight games with umpire Mike Winters behind home plate.


Interleague

Boston Red Sox at San Francisco Giants (+143, 8)

Cold pitching stat: Giants right-hander Chad Gaudin had his worst start of the season last time out, charged with eight runs on 11 hits in four innings against Miami.

Hot batting stat: Red Sox C Mike Napoli has dominated the head-to-head matchup with Gaudin, going 7-for-16 with two doubles, three homers and seven RBIs.

Weather: Temperatures will be in the mid-60s under sunny skies. Wind will blow out to center field at 9 mph.

Key betting note: The over is 4-1 in Doubront's last five interleague starts.


** Odds, probable starters and weather forecast as of 12:56 p.m. ET.
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