Monday's MLB National League betting cheat sheet

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

Philadelphia Phillies at Miami Marlins (+105, 7.5)


Hot pitching stat: Phillies right-hander Roy Halladay defeated the Marlins last week, limiting them to a run on four hits over six innings of a 6-4 triumph.

Hot batting stat: Marlins OF Giancarlo Stanton is 7-for-23 with a pair of homers lifetime versus Halladay.

Weather: Temperatures will be in the mid-80s with a 60 percent chance of showers or thunderstorms, so the roof at Marlins park may be closed. Wind will blow out to center field at 6 mph.

Key betting note: The over is 24-5-1 in Halladay's last 30 road starts.


Milwaukee Brewers at Atlanta Braves (OFF, OFF)

Hot pitching stat: Braves lefty Mike Minor has a 2.60 ERA and has limited Milwaukee to a .186 batting average in three starts against the Brewers.

Cold batting stat: Atlanta 2B Dan Uggla has just one hit in 11 career at-bats versus Milwaukee starter Marco Estrada.

Weather: Temperatures will be in the low-70s with partly cloudy skies. Wind will blow from right to left field at 5 mph.

Key betting note: The Brewers are 8-2 in Estrada's previous 10 starts on five days' rest.


New York Mets at Cincinnati Reds (-240, 7.5)

Hot pitching stat: Reds right-hander Johnny Cueto was strong in his return from a lengthy DL stint, tossing five shutout innings in a 6-1 win over Houston.

Hot batting stat: Cincinnati OF Ryan Ludwick is a career .389 hitter with three home runs and nine RBIs in 36 at-bats against Mets starter Aaron Harang.

Weather: Temperatures will be in the low-60s with sunny skies. Wind will be calm.

Key betting note: The under is 5-0-1 in Cueto's last six Monday starts.


Pittsburgh Pirates at Chicago Cubs (+115, OFF)

Cold pitching stat: Cubs right-hander Jeff Samardzija is 3-3 with a 4.98 ERA and 10 home runs allowed in 12 starts since the All-Star break.

Cold batting stat: Pirates OF Andrew McCutchen has zero home runs, zero RBIs and nine strikeouts in 22 career at-bats versus Samardzija.

Weather: Temperatures will be in the low-60s with sunny skies. Wind will blow from right to left field at 7 mph.

Key betting note: Chicago is 1-7 in its last eight home games against teams with winning road records.


Washington Nationals at St. Louis Cardinals (-165, 7)


Hot pitching stat: Nationals right-hander Tanner Roark has won all three of his starts as a rookie, allowing just two runs over 19 innings in that span.

Hot pitching stat: Cardinals righty Adam Wainwright is 2-0 with a 1.59 ERA and 22 strikeouts over his past three starts.

Weather: Temperatures will be in the high-60s under clear skies. Wind will blow in from right field at 6 mph.

Key betting note: The under is 7-1 in the Cardinals' last eight encounters with the National League East.


Arizona Diamondbacks at San Diego Padres (-115, 7)


Hot pitching stat: Diamondbacks right-hander Brandon McCarthy is 3-1 with a 2.50 ERA and one walk over his previous five starts.

Cold batting stat: Arizona 1B Paul Goldschmidt has just three hits in 15 career at-bats versus Padres left-hander Eric Stults.

Weather: Temperatures will be in the high-60s with sunny skies. Wind will blow from left to right field at 5 mph.

Key betting note: The under is 7-1 in San Diego's last eight home games against teams with losing road records.


** Odds, stats, weather forecast and probable pitchers as of 5:33 p.m. ET Sunday.
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