Sunday's American League betting cheat sheet and tips

Jul 27, 2013 |
Sunday's American League betting cheat sheet and tips
Tigers starter Rick Porcello is 3-0 with a 1.35 ERA in July.
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Tigers starter Rick Porcello is 3-0 with a 1.35 ERA in July.
Photo By - US PRESSWIRE
Check out our quick-hitting betting notes on Sunday's American League games:

Texas Rangers at Cleveland Indians (+102, 8)

Cold pitching stat: Indians starter Ubaldo Jimenez has a 6.09 ERA and 3-3 record in nine home starts this season.

Cold batting stat: The Indians roster owns a collective .143 batting average (6-for-42) against Rangers starter Alexi Ogando.

Weather: Sunny skies and temperatures in the high-60s with partly cloudy. Wind will blow out to right field at 13 mph. There is a 20 percent chance of rain in the forecast.

Key betting note:
The under is 13-3 in Ogando's last 16 road starts.


Tampa Bay Rays at New York Yankees (+133, 8)

Hot pitching stat:
Rays starter Matt Moore is 2-0 with a 2.21 ERA in three starts versus the Yankees this season. He is 1-0 at Yankee Stadium in 2013.

Hot batting stat: Rays OF Matt Joyce is 5-for-13 (.385) with two homers, one double and one triple in his career versus Yankees starter Phil Hughes.

Weather: There is a 20 percent chance of thunderstorms in the forecast for gametime Sunday afternoon. Temperatures will be in the high-70s and wind will blow from right field to left field at 11 mph.

Key betting note:
The Rays are 10-1 in Moore's last 11 road starts.


Houston Astros at Toronto Blue Jays (-170, 9.5)

Hot pitching stat: Astros rookie starter Jarred Cosart is 1-0 with a 0.60 ERA in 15 innings of work in his first two career starts. Houston has won both games.

Hot batting stat:
Jays 1B Edwin Encarnacion was 4-for-4 in Saturday's 8-6 loss. He is 8-for-10 through the first three games of the series.

Weather: Temperatures will be in the high-60s with partly cloudy skies. Wind will blow out to right field at 13 mph.

Key betting note: The over is 4-1 in umpire Will Little's last 5 games behind home plate.


Boston Red Sox at Baltimore Orioles (+100, 9)

Cold pitching stat:
O's starter Jason Hammel is 0-3 with a 5.63 ERA in his four July starts.

Cold batting stat:
Baltimore slugger Chris Davis is just 2-for-16 (.125) in his career versus Sox starter Jon Lester.

Weather:
There is a 35 percent chance of thunderstorms in the forecast for gametime. Temperatures will be in the high-80s and wind will blow out to center field at 13 mph.

Key betting note: The Red Sox are 2-7 in Lester's last nine Sunday starts.


Kansas City Royals at Chicago White Sox (-109, 7.5)

Cold pitching stat: The Sox belted two homers while chasing Royals starter Bruce Chen from the game after 4 2/3 innings in a 9-1 win on June 21.

Cold batting stat: The Royals roster bats a collective .115 (6-for-52) against Sox starter Hector Santiago.

Weather: Temperatures will be in the mid-60s with partly cloudy skies. Wind will blow out to center field at 15 mph.

Key betting note:
The White Sox are 7-0 in their last 7 home games vs. a left-handed starter.


Los Angeles Angels at Oakland A's (-153, 8)

Cold pitching stat:
The A's have lost SP Jarrod Parker's previous five outings despite a great 2.32 ERA in those starts. Parker gets just 3.35 runs of support per start.

Hot batting stat: Angels slugger Mike Trout is 6-for-17 (.353) with five RBI in his young career versus Parker.

Weather: Temperatures in the mid-60s with partly cloudy skies. Wind will blow out to center field at 13 mph.

Key betting note:
The over is 7-0-1 in Angels SP Tommy Hanson's last eight starts overall.


Minnesota Twins at Seattle Mariners (-153, 8.5)

Hot pitching stat: Twins starter Kyle Gibson is coming off his best start this season going six strong innings, surrendering five hits and two earned runs in a 10-3 victory over the Angels on July 23.

Cold batting stat: At .243, the Twins own the second-worst batting average in the American League, only ahead of Houston's .235.

Weather:
Temperatures in the low-70s with sunny skies. Wind will blow out to right field at 5 mph.

Key betting note:
The home team is 12-2 in umpire Chris Guccione's last 14 Sunday games behind home plate.


Interleague

Philadelphia Phillies at Detroit Tigers (-226, 9)

Hot pitching stat: Tigers starter Rick Porcello is 3-0 with a 1.35 ERA in three July starts.

Hot batting stat: Phillies OF Delmon Young is 8-for-22 (.364) with one homer, two doubles and four RBIs in his career versus Porcello.

Weather: Temperatures in the mid-60s with partly cloudy skies. Wind will blow in from right field to left field at 15 mph.

Key betting note: The Phillies are 1-4 in SP Jonathan Pettibone's last five road starts.



**Odds, probable starters, stats and weather forecast as of 12:46 p.m. ET.

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