Sunday's National League betting cheat sheet and tips

Jul 20, 2013 |
Check out our quick-hitting betting notes on Sunday's National League games:


Philadelphia Phillies at New York Mets (-107, 6.5)

Hot pitching stat: Mets starter Matt Harvey, who leads the NL with 147 strikeouts, has toyed with the Phillies in two meetings this season - holding them to a .116 batting average and 0.69 ERA.

Hot batting stat: Mets C John Buck, who sat out Saturday after cramping up in the series opener, is batting 11-for-30 with nine RBIs during his career high-tying seven-game hitting streak.

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

Key betting note:
The Phillies are 7-1 in the last eight meetings in New York.


Pittsburgh Pirates at Cincinnati Reds (-136, 8)

Cold pitching stat:
Reds starter Homer Bailey's no-hitter against San Francisco on July 2 is a distant memory after yielding 10 hits in each of his last two starts - both losses.

Hot batting stat: Pittsburgh's Pedro Alvarez (54) and Cincinnati's Jay Bruce (53) are first and second in home runs among National League players since the start of 2012.

Weather: Temperatures in the mid-80s and mostly cloudy skies. Wind will blow from left field to right field at 4 mph.

Key betting note: The under is 8-2 in the Pirates last 10 overall.


Los Angeles Dodgers at Washington Nationals (-102, 7)

Hot pitching stat: Nats starter Jordan Zimmermann has kept the ball in the yard in six of his last eight outings.

Hot batting stat:
Dodgers SS Hanley Ramirez is 8-for-18 in his career versus Zimmermann.

Weather: Temperatures in the low-90s and mostly cloudy skies. Wind will blow out to left field at 4 mph.

Key betting note: The Dodgers are 4-1 in SP Clayton Kershaw's last five starts versus the Nationals.


Miami Marlins at Milwaukee Brewers (-162, 8.5)

Hot pitching stat: Brewers starter Wily Peralta gave up only one run in 21 1/3 frames in victories over Arizona and Cincinnati and a no-decision versus Washington in his last three starts.

Hot batting stat:
Brewers C Jonathan Lucroy has punished Miami pitching in 2013 with 10 hits in 18 at-bats and nine RBIs in five games after a 4-for-4 effort Saturday.

Weather: Temperatures in the mid-70s and partly cloudy skies. Wind will blow in from center field at 9 mph.

Key betting note: The over is 11-3-1 in the last 15 meetings.


San Diego Padres at St. Louis Cardinals (-235, 7.5)

Hot pitching stat: Cards starter Adam Wainwright is 4-2 with a 1.34 ERA and 0.98 WHIP in nine games (six starts) against San Diego.

Cold batting stat: Padres 3B Chase Headley is 2-for-14 (.143) in his career against Wainwright.

Weather: Temperatures in the low-90s and cloudy skies. Wind will blow from right field to left field at 5 mph.

Key betting note: The Padres are 1-5 in their last six games with umpire Marty Foster behind home plate.


Arizona Diamondbacks at San Francisco Giants (-168, 7)


Hot pitching stat: Giants starter Madison Bumgarner has recorded six straight quality starts, including three victories in a row.

Cold batting stat:
The Diamondbacks are 3-for-29 with runners in scoring position in their last five games.

Weather: Temperatures in the low-60s with sunny skies. Wind will blow out to center field at 12 mph.

Key betting note: The Diamondbacks are 3-12 in their last 15 road games.


Chicago Cubs at Colorado Rockies (-153, 10)


Hot pitching stat:
Rockies starter Tyler Chatwood has recorded quality starts in four of his last five outings.

Hot batting stat: Colorado's top hitters have fared well against Cubs starter Edwin Jackson, with Carlos Gonzalez (5-for-7), Michael Cuddyer (5-for-9), Troy Tulowitzki (4-for-5) and Dexter Fowler (3-for-5) leading the way.

Weather: Sunny skies and temperatures in the mid-80s. Wind will blow in from center field at 6 mph.

Key betting note:
The Cubs are 7-19 in the last 26 meetings in Colorado.


** Odds, probable starter and weather forecast as of 11:33 a.m. ET.

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