Monday's MLB American League betting cheat sheet

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

Baltimore Orioles at Tampa Bay Rays (-130, 7)

Cold pitching stat:
Orioles right-hander Wei-Yin Chen is 3-4 with a 4.93 ERA - two runs higher than his first-half mark - in 12 starts since the All-Star break.

Cold batting stat: Members of the Baltimore roster have just five hits in 34 combined at-bats against Rays starter Chris Archer.

Weather: Dome.

Key betting note: Baltimore is 8-2 in Chen's last eight starts against teams with winning records.


Houston Astros at Texas Rangers (-285, 9)


Cold pitching stat: Rangers left-hander Derek Holland has struggled in September, going 0-2 with a 7.91 ERA in three starts this month.

Cold batting stat: Houston's Brandon Barnes, Matt Dominguez and Brett Wallace are a combined 0-for-14 with seven strikeouts against Holland.

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

Key betting note:
Houston is 4-25 in starter Jordan Lyles' last 29 outings against teams with winning records.


Detroit Tigers at Minnesota Twins (OFF, OFF)

Cold pitching stat: Twins right-hander Mike Pelfrey is 1-6 with a 5.06 ERA in 12 starts since the All-Star break.

Hot batting stat: Tigers 1B Prince Fielder has dominated his matchup with Pelfrey, going 8-for-23 with three homers and 11 RBIs against him.

Weather: Temperatures will be in the mid-60s with clear skies. Wind will blow from right to left field at 11 mph.

Key betting note: Detroit is 1-7 in right-hander Justin Verlander's last eight starts.


Toronto Blue Jays at Chicago White Sox (-125, 8.5)

Hot pitching stat: White Sox left-hander Jose Quintana is 2-1 with a 2.10 ERA in four career starts against the Blue Jays.

Hot batting stat: Chicago SS Alexei Ramirez is 9-for-21 with two doubles and three RBIs versus Toronto this season.

Weather: Temperatures will be in the low-60s with sunny skies. Wind will blow in from center field at 6 mph.

Key betting note: Chicago has lost nine of its last 10 games against American League East opponents.


Oakland Athletics at Los Angeles Angels (OFF, OFF)

Hot pitching stat: Oakland right-hander A.J. Griffin is a perfect 3-0 with a 2.77 ERA and 30 strikeouts in four September starts.

Hot batting stat: Angels OF Mike Trout is batting .299 with six home runs and 16 RBIs in 16 games versus the Athletics in 2013.

Weather: Temperatures will be in the low-70s with sunny skies. Wind will blow out to center field at 6 mph.

Key betting note: The over is 7-0 in Angels right-hander Garrett Richards' last seven home starts.


Kansas City Royals at Seattle Mariners (+125, 8)

Cold pitching stat: Seattle right-hander Brandon Maurer has allowed 10 runs on 16 hits over 9 1/3 innings in September.

Hot batting stat: Mariners 2B Kyle Seager is hitting .444 with two doubles and a homer in 18 at-bats against the Royals this season.

Weather: Temperatures will be in the mid-50s with a 60 percent chance of rain. Wind will blow out to left-center field at 11 mph.

Key betting note: The under is 4-0-2 in Maurer's last six starts.


** Odds, stats, weather forecast and probable pitchers as of 5:28 p.m. ET Sunday.

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