Wednesday's MLB National League betting cheat sheet

Sep 24, 2013 |
Check out our quick-hitting betting notes for Wednesday's National League games:

New York Mets at Cincinnati Reds (-190, 8.5)

Hot pitching stat:
Reds right-hander Mat Latos is 9-1 with a 2.89 ERA and .228 opposition batting average in 13 home starts.

Hot batting stat:
Cincinnati OF Shin-Soo Choo is a .286 career hitter with two home runs in 14 at-bats against Mets righty Daisuke Matsuzaka.

Weather:
Temperatures will be in the low-70s with mostly cloudy skies. Wind will blow in from left field at 6 mph.

Key betting note:
The Reds are 10-1 in their last 11 Wednesday games.

Washington Nationals at St. Louis Cardinals (-133, 7.5)

Cold pitching stat: Nationals right-hander Jordan Zimmermann has struggled against St. Louis in his career, going 0-2 with a 9.12 ERA and six home runs allowed over 25 2/3 innings.

Hot batting stat:
Cardinals C Yadier Molina is a career .455 hitter in 11 at-bats versus Zimmermann.

Weather:
Temperatures will be in the high-70s with mostly cloudy skies. Wind will blow in from center field at 6 mph.

Key betting note:
St. Louis is 5-0 in rookie starter Shelby Miller's last five outings on four days' rest.

Pittsburgh Pirates at Chicago Cubs (+160, OFF)

Hot pitching stat: Pirates left-hander Francisco Liriano is 3-1 with a 2.08 ERA and 34 strkeouts in five career starts against the Cubs.

Cold batting stat:
Cubs 1B Anthony Rizzo is batting just .184 in 185 at-bats against lefties this season.

Weather:
Temperatures will be in the mid-60s under sunny skies. Wind will blow in from right-center field at 10 mph.

Key betting note:
The over is 5-1 in Liriano's previous six starts as a road favorite.

Milwaukee Brewers at Atlanta Braves (-154, 7.5)

Cold pitching stat: Brewers right-hander Kyle Lohse is just 3-6 with a 4.15 ERA and 13 home runs against in 15 starts away from Milwaukee.

Hot batting stat:
Milwaukee OF Carlos Gomez is 8-for-19 with a home run lifetime against Braves starter Paul Maholm.

Weather:
Temperatures will be in the mid-60s with a 65 percent chance of rain. Wind will blow from right to left field at 6 mph.

Key betting note:
The under is 14-3 in Lohse's last 17 starts against teams with winning records.

Philadelphia Phillies at Miami Marlins (+126, 7)

Hot pitching stat: Phillies left-hander Cole Hamels was sensational in his previous start against the Marlins, limiting them to a run on four hits while racking up 11 strikeouts in a 6-1 win.

Hot batting stat:
Miami OF Chris Coghlan is a career .346 hitter with two home runs in 26 at-bats against Hamels.

Weather:
Temperatures will be in the low-80s, but with a 55 percent chance of showers or thunderstorms, the roof at Marlins Park may be closed. Wind will blow from left to right field at 4 mph.

Key betting note:
Philadelphia is 19-7 in Hamels' previous 26 Wednesday starts.

Arizona Diamondbacks at San Diego Padres (-125, 7)
 
Cold pitching stat: Padres right-hander Ian Kennedy struggled in his only career start against his former team, surrendering six runs on six hits over 4 1/3 innings of a 10-9 loss.

Cold batting stat:
San Diego hitters are batting just 3-for-30 against Arizona starter Randall Delgado.

Weather:
Temperatures will be in the low-60s with mostly cloudy skies. Wind will blow out to right-center field at 6 mph.

Key betting note:
The over is 6-1 in Delgado's last seven starts on four days' rest.

Los Angeles Dodgers at San Francisco Giants (-130, 6.5)

Cold pitching stat: Dodgers righty Ricky Nolasco has surrendered 13 runs on 16 hits over his last two starts, spanning 6 1/3 innings.

Cold batting stat:
Los Angeles 1B Adrian Gonzalez has struggled mightily against Gianst starter Madison Bumgarner, managing just two hits in 20 career at-bats.

Weather:
Temperatures will be in the high-50s with sunny skies. Wind will blow out to right field at 13 mph.

Key betting note:
The Dodgers have won seven of Nolasco's last eight road starts.

Interleague

Boston Red Sox at Colorado Rockies (+160, 10)

Hot pitching stat: Rockies right-hander Jhoulys Chacin is 9-4 with a 3.77 ERA in 17 home starts this season.

Hot/Cold batting stat:
Colorado 1B Todd Helton is a career .348 hitter with three homers in 46 at-bats versus Red Sox starter Jake Peavy.

Weather:
Temperatures will be in the high-60s with sunny skies. Wind will blow out to right-center field at 6 mph.

Key betting note:
The under is 4-1-2 in Colorado's last seven Wednesday games.

** Odds, stats, weather forecast and probable pitchers as of 8:55 p.m. ET Tuesday.

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