Sunday's MLB American League betting cheat sheet

Aug 31, 2013 |
Check out our quick-hitting betting notes on Sunday's American League games:

Baltimore Orioles at New York Yankees (-112, 9)

Hot pitching stat: Yankees left-hander Andy Pettitte has won three consecutive starts while surrendering just one earned run over 19 2/3 innings in that span.

Cold batting stat: New York OF Curtis Granderson is just 1-for-8 with four strikeouts lifetime against Orioles left-hander Wei-Yin Chen.

Weather: Temperatures will be in the low-80s with a 50 percent chance of showers or thunderstorms. Wind will blow from right to left field at 7 mph.

Key betting note: The Yankees are 10-1 in Pettitte's last 11 home starts against Baltimore.


Kansas City Royals at Toronto Blue Jays (+128, 8.5)

Hot pitching stat: Royals right-hander James Shields leads the American League with 22 quality starts, including one in each of his previous four starts.

Hot batting stat: Blue Jays DH Adam Lind has belted five home runs in 49 career at-bats against Shields, the most of any Toronto player.

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

Key betting note: The under is 6-0 in Toronto starter J.A. Happ's last six home starts against a team with a winning record.


Cleveland Indians at Detroit Tigers (-152, 8.5)

Cold pitching stat: Tigers right-hander Justin Verlander is 0-2 with a 5.00 ERA and five home runs allowed over his last four starts.

Cold batting stat: Cleveland OF Nick Swisher and SS Asdrubal Cabrera have combined to strike out 42 times in 114 at-bats against Verlander.

Weather: Temperatures will be in the low-80s with partly cloudy skies. Wind will blow in from left field at 6 mph.

Key betting note: The Indians have won eight of their last nine Sunday games.


Chicago White Sox at Boston Red Sox (-225, 9.5)

Hot pitching stat: Red Sox left-hander Felix Doubront has posted back-to-back quality starts, surrendering just three runs in 14 2/3 combined innings against San Francisco and Baltimore.

Hot batting stat: White Sox 2B Jeff Keppinger is 4-for-10 with a homer against Doubront.

Weather: Temperatures will be in the low-80s with a 70 percent chance of showers or thunderstorms. Wind will blow out to center field at 9 mph.

Key betting note: The road team is 8-1 in umpire Angel Hernandez's last nine games behind home plate.


Seattle Mariners at Houston Astros (+132, 8)

Hot pitching stat: Mariners right-hander Hisashi Iwakuma is 2-1 with a 1.89 ERA and 26 strikeouts in 19 innings against Houston this season.

Cold batting stat: Astros OF Chris Carter is 2-for-10 with five strikeouts against Iwakuma.

Weather: Temperatures will be in the mid-90s with a 20 percent chance of showers or thunderstorms. Wind will blow out to right field at 6 mph.

Key betting note: The under is 6-1-1 in Iwakuma's last eight Sunday starts.


Minnesota Twins at Texas Rangers (-200, 9.5)

Cold pitching stat: Twins right-hander Kevin Correia is 1-3 with a 4.25 ERA over his last six starts, all coming against American League Central opponents.

Cold batting stat: Rangers OF Alex Rios has just one hit in eight career at-bats against Correia, while OF Jeff Baker is 2-for-9 with five strikeouts.

Weather: Temperatures will be in the high-90s under partly cloudy skies. Wind will blow in from right field at 6 mph.

Key betting note: Minnesota is 0-8 in Correia's last eight starts on four days' rest.


Tampa Bay Rays at Oakland A's (OFF, OFF)

Hot pitching stat: Rays right-hander Roberto Hernandez was solid in his previous outing against Oakland back on April 21, limiting the Athletics to a run on three hits over six innings of an 8-1 win.

Hot batting stat: Oakland OF Yoenis Cespedes has doubled in his only two at-bats against Hernandez.

Weather: Temperatures will be in the low-70s with partly cloudy skies. Wind will blow out to right field at 8 mph.

Key betting note:
The under is 10-1 in Oakland starter A.J. Griffin's last 11 starts against a team with a winning record.


** Odds courtesy Betonline.com

** Odds, probable starters, stats and weather forecast as of 8:29 p.m. ET Saturday.
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