Sunday's MLB National League betting cheat sheet

Sep 7, 2013 |
Sunday's MLB National League betting cheat sheet
Charlie Morton has given up just two runs over his last 21 1/3 IP.
Photo By - USA Today Sports
Charlie Morton has given up just two runs over his last 21 1/3 IP.
Photo By - USA Today Sports
Check out our quick-hitting betting notes on Sunday's National League games:

Washington Nationals at Miami Marlins (+156, 7)

Hot pitching stat: Nationals right-hander Stephen Strasburg tossed six innings of two-hit ball with 10 strikeouts in his previous outing against the Philadelphia Phillies.

Hot batting stat: Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton is a career .389 hitter with two homers and five RBIs in 18 at-bats against Strasburg.

Weather: Temperatures will be in the high-80s with a 50 percent chance of thunderstorms, so the roof at Marlins Park may be closed. Wind will blow out to center field at 6 mph.

Key betting note: Miami is 1-8 in starter Jacob Turner's last nine outings.


Atlanta Braves at Philadelphia Phillies (-130, 7.5)

Hot pitching stat: Phillies left-hander Cole Hamels has recorded eight consecutive quality starts, though he's just 2-1 with five no-decisions over that stretch.

Hot batting stat: Philadelphia SS Jimmy Rollins is 9-for-28 lifetime against Atlanta starter Paul Maholm.

Weather: Temperatures will be in the low-80s under partly cloudy skies. Wind will blow in from left field at 8 mph.

Key betting note: The under is 8-0-1 in Hamels' last nine starts.


Pittsburgh Pirates at St. Louis Cardinals (-133, 8)

Hot pitching stat: Pirates right-hander Charlie Morton has won three consecutive starts, surrendering just two runs over 21 1/3 innings in that span.

Hot batting stat: Members of the St. Louis roster are a collective .340 with 11 doubles and two homers in 144 at-bats against Morton.

Weather: Temperatures will be in the high-80s with a 35 percent chance of thunderstorms. Wind will be calm.

Key betting note: The under is 9-1 in Pittsburgh's last 10 Sunday games.


Milwaukee Brewers at Chicago Cubs (+115, OFF)

Cold pitching stat: Brewers right-hander Yovani Gallardo was roughed up in his last start against the Cubs back on July 30, charged with three runs on six hits over 4 2/3 innings.

Cold batting stat: Chicago 2B Darwin Barney has fared miserably against Gallardo in his career, going just 3-for-24 with seven strikeouts.

Weather: Temperatures will be in the low-70s with partly cloudy skies. Wind will blow in from right field at 13 mph.

Key betting note: Milwaukee is 9-3 in Gallardo's last 12 starts against the Cubs.


Arizona Diamondbacks at San Francisco Giants (-141, 6.5)

Cold pitching stat: Giants left-hander Madison Bumgarner is 0-3 over his last six outings, and San Francisco has won just one of his previous nine starts overall.

Hot batting stat: San Francisco C Buster Posey has six hits, including two doubles and a homer, in 12 at-bats against Arizona starter Wade Miley.

Weather: Temperatures will be in the mid-70s with sunny skies. Wind will blow from left to right at 6 mph.

Key betting note: The under is 6-2-2 in Miley's previous 10 starts.


Colorado Rockies at San Diego Padres (-154, 8)

Cold pitching stat: Rockies right-hander Chad Bettis has yet to win in seven career major-league starts and has an 18:19 walk-to-strikeout ratio.

Hot batting stat: Colorado SS Troy Tulowitzki has two doubles and three home runs in 22 career at-bats versus San Diego starter Ian Kennedy.

Weather: Temperatures will be in the low-80s with partly cloudy skies. Wind will blow from left to right field at 7 mph.

Key betting note: The over is 7-1-1 in Colorado's last nine games with umpire Todd Tichenor behind home plate.


Los Angeles Dodgers at Cincinnati Reds (+116, 7)

Cold pitching stat: Dodgers left-hander Clayton Kershaw is coming off his worst start of the season, tagged for five runs on 11 hits over five innings of a 10-8 win over Colorado.

Cold batting stat: Reds 1B Joey Votto is 5-for-20 with 11 strikeouts against Kershaw.

Weather: Temperatures will be in the high-70s with partly cloudy skies. Wind will blow from left to right field at 6 mph.

Key betting note: The under is 10-1-1 in the last 12 meetings.


** Odds, probable starters, stats and weather forecast as of 8:40 p.m. ET Saturday.

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