Tuesday's National League betting cheat sheet and tips

Jul 22, 2013 |
Check out our quick-hitting betting notes on Tuesday's National League games:

Cincinnati Reds at San Francisco Giants (OFF, OFF) (Game 1)

Cold pitching stat: Reds starter Greg Reynolds will make his first start since 2011 as a member of the Colorado Rockies.

Cold batting stat: Reds slugger Joey Votto has just two homers in 20 career games at San Fran's AT&T Park.

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

Key betting note: The Reds are 4-12 in their last 16 opening games of a double-header.


Pittsburgh Pirates at Washington Nationals (-105, 8.5)


Cold pitching stat:
Since winning his first four starts, Pirates starter Gerrit Cole has lost his last three heading into Tuesday.

Cold batting stat:
Pirates slugger Pedro Alvarez was 0-for-8 with three strikeouts this season against Washington heading into Monday's game.

Weather: Temperatures in the low-90s with partly cloudy skies. Wind will blow from left field to right field at 9 mph.

Key betting note: The Pirates are 11-4 in their last 15 Tuesday games.


Atlanta Braves at New York Mets (+120, 7.5)

Hot pitching stat: Braves SP Kris Medlen is 1-0 in two starts versus the Mets this season. He has 16 strikeouts in 13 innings against the Mets - the most K's against any team he's pitched against this season.

Cold batting stat: The Braves roster hits a collective .136 (22 at-bats) against Mets starter Carlos Torres.

Weather: There is a 50 percent chance of thunderstorms in the forecast. Temperatures will be in the mid-80s and wind will blow out to right field at 7 mph.

Key betting note:
The Braves are 9-1 in Medlen's last 10 Tuesday starts.


San Diego Padres at Milwaukee Brewers (-129, 9)

Hot pitching stat: Tyson Ross is slated to start for the Padres. He has not started since April 17 but limited the Dodgers to one run in 4 2/3 innings of work in that last outing.

Cold batting stat: Milwaukee's Ryan Braun was handed a season-ending suspension Monday.

Weather: Temperatures will be in the high-60s with partly cloudy skies. Wind will blow from left field to right field at 12 mph.

Key betting note:
The Padres are 3-14 in their last 17 games versus a right-handed starter.


Philadelphia Phillies at St. Louis Cardinals (-182, 8.5)

Hot pitching stat: Phillies starter Jonathan Pettibone is 2-0 with a 2.65 ERA in his three starts in July.

Cold batting stat: Prior to Monday's game, the Cardinals were one of just four NL teams that Phils slugger Domonic Brown had not homered against this season.

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

Key betting note: The Cardinals are 4-0 in SP Shelby Miller's last four home starts versus a team with a losing record.


Miami Marlins at Colorado Rockies (-139, 9.5)

Hot pitching stat: Marlins starter Jose Fernandez boasts an ERA of 1.80 and 19 strikeouts in 20 innings in July.

Cold batting stat: Marlins star Giancarlo Stanton is just 1-for-6 with three strikeouts versus Rockies starter Jhoulys Chacin.

Weather: Temperatures in the low-80s with sunny skies. Wind will blow in from right field at 8 mph.

Key betting note: The Marlins are 4-0 in Fernandez's last four starts versus a team with a losing record.


Chicago Cubs at Arizona Diamondbacks (OFF, OFF)

Hot pitching stat: Cubs starter Travis Wood is tied with the Cards' Adam Wainwright and Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw for the NL lead in quality starts with 17.

Hot batting stat: Prior to Monday's game, the Cubbies had swatted 20 dingers in July.

Weather: Temperatures in the low-100s with partly cloudy skies. Wind will blow from left field to right field at 10 mph.

Key betting note: The Diamondbacks are 19-2 in SP Patrick Corbin's last 21 starts following a quality start in his last appearance.


San Francisco Giants at Cincinnati Reds (OFF, OFF) (Game 2)

Cold pitching stat: The Giants have lost seven of Barry Zito's last eight starts. Zito owns a 7.50 ERA in three July starts.

Hot batting stat:
Reds 2B Brandon Phillips is 8-for-20 (.400) with three doubles and six walks in his career versus Zito.

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

Key betting note: Giants are 5-2 in their last seven second games of a double-header.

NOTE: The second game of the Reds/Giants double header is the result of the July 4 game that was postponed due to rain. The Reds will bat last in Game 2 but, for statistical purposes, the Giants are the home team for both games.

* Odds courtesy of BetOnline.com

** Odds, probable pitchers, stats and weather forecast as of 9:00 p.m. ET.
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