Monday's MLB American League betting cheat sheet

Sep 15, 2013 |
Check out our quick-hitting betting notes for Monday's American League games:

Seattle Mariners at Detroit Tigers (-200, 9)

Cold pitching stat: Mariners left-hander Joe Saunders has had a dismal second half, going 3-6 with a 7.11 ERA and 11 home runs allowed in 55 2/3 innings since the All-Star break.

Cold batting stat: Members of the Seattle roster are hitting a paltry .119 with one home run in 59 at-bats against Tigers starter Rick Porcello.

Weather: Temperatures will be in the high-50s with sunny skies. Wind will blow from left to right field at 7 mph.

Key betting note: The over is 20-8-1 in the last 29 meetings at Comerica Park.


Texas Rangers at Tampa Bay Rays (-133, 7.5)

Cold pitching stat: Rays right-hander Alex Cobb is winless in his last four starts, and has surrendered seven runs over 11 innings in his previous two outings.

Cold batting stat: Rangers OF Alex Rios is batting just .192 with eight strikeouts in 26 at-bats versus Tampa Bay this season.

Weather: Dome.

Key betting note: The under is 5-0 in the last five meetings at Tropicana Field.


Cleveland Indians at Kansas City Royals (-154, 8)

Hot pitching stat: Royals right-hander James Shields faced the Indians on Wednesday and was sensational over eight innings, allowing two runs on four hits in a 6-2 victory.

Hot batting stat: Kansas City 1B Eric Hosmer is 5-for-12 in his career against Cleveland lefty Scott Kazmir.

Weather: Temperatures will be in the high-60s with a 25 percent chance of showers or thunderstorms. Wind will blow from right to left field at 6 mph.

Key betting note: The Royals have won 15 of Shields' last 20 starts.


Minnesota Twins at Chicago White Sox (OFF, OFF)

Cold pitching stat: Twins starter Liam Hendriks is 0-2 while surrendering four home runs in 19 2/3 career innings against the White Sox.

Hot batting stat: White Sox DH Adam Dunn is hitting .288 with seven home runs and 14 RBIs in 16 games versus the Twins in 2013.

Weather: Temperatures will be in the low-60s with sunny skies. Wind will blow from left to right field at 9 mph.

Key betting note: The over is 11-4 in Hendriks' last 15 road starts.


Los Angeles Angels at Oakland Athletics (-140, 7.5)


Hot pitching stat: Angels left-hander C.J. Wilson is 7-0 with a 3.57 ERA in 11 second-half starts.

Cold batting stat: Los Angeles OF Mike Trout, a .318 career hitter, is batting just .257 with 43 strikeouts in 136 career at-bats against Oakland.

Weather: Temperatures will be in the low-60s with sunny skies. Wind will blow out to right field at 8 mph.

Key betting note: The over is 23-2-2 in Wilson's last 27 road starts.


Interleague


Cincinnati Reds at Houston Astros
(OFF, OFF)


Cold pitching stat: The Astros are 0-9 in Erik Bedard's previous 9 starts.

Hot batting stat: Cincinnati 1B Joey Votto is batting .367 in 248 career at-bats against Houston.

Weather: Temperatures will be in the high-80s with mostly cloudy skies. Wind will blow out to left field at 6 mph.

Key betting note: The under is 7-2 in Cincinnati's last nine interleague road contests.


Odds, stats, weather forecast and probable pitchers as of 8:29 p.m. ET Sunday.
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