Thursday's MLB betting cheat sheet

Sep 25, 2013 |
Check out our quick-hitting betting notes for Thursday's major-league games:

American League

Toronto Blue Jays at Baltimore Orioles (-135, 8)

Hot pitching stat: Blue Jays left-hander Mark Buehrle is 7-3 with a 2.99 ERA in 13 starts since the All-Star break.

Hot batting stat:
Orioles OF Nick Markakis has dominated the head-to-head matchup with Buehrle, hitting .444 with three doubles, two homers and five RBIs in 36 career at-bats.

Weather:
Temperatures will be in the high-60s with partly cloudy skies. Wind will be calm.

Key betting note:
The under is 14-2 in Buehrle's previous 16 starts on four days' rest.

Tampa Bay Rays at New York Yankees (+100, 7.5)

Hot pitching stat: Yankees right-hander Ivan Nova is coming off his second complete-game shutout of the season, limiting the San Francisco Giants to six hits in a 6-0 triumph.

Hot batting stat:
New York 2B Robinson Cano is 7-for-19 with three home runs and six RBIs lifetime versus Rays starter Alex Cobb.

Weather:
Temperatures will be in the mid-60s with partly cloudy skies. Wind will blow in from center field at 3 mph.

Key betting note:
The under is 6-0 in Nova's last six home starts against Tampa Bay.

Los Angeles Angels at Texas Rangers (-170, 9)

Hot pitching stat: Angels right-hander Jerome Williams has won four straight starts and has allowed just two combined runs over his previous two outings.

Hot batting stat:
Los Angeles OF Mike Trout has a .365/.515/.558 slash line in 52 at-bats against the Rangers in 2013.

Weather:
Temperatures will be in the low-90s under clear skies. Wind will blow in from right field at 9 mph.

Key betting note:
The over is 7-1 in the Angels' last eight series openers.

Kansas City Royals at Chicago White Sox (+125, 8.5)

Cold pitching stat: White Sox right-hander Andre Rienzo was roughed up in his last outing, surrendering five runs on seven hits - including a pair of homers - over four innings of an 8-1 loss to Cleveland.

Cold batting stat:
Chicago 1B/DH Adam Dunn is hitting just .154 with 12 strikeouts in 26 at-bats against Royals right-hander Jeremy Guthrie.

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

Key betting note:
The under is 16-6-4 in Guthrie's previous 26 starts on four days' rest.

Cleveland Indians at Minnesota Twins (+143, 8)

Cold pitching stat: Twins left-hander Andrew Albers has been torched in consecutive starts, surrendering 12 combined runs over 8 2/3 innings in losses to the Tampa Bay Rays and Oakland Athletics.

Hot batting stat:
Minnesota OF Josh Willingham is hitting a sizzling .600 with three homers and six RBIs in 10 at-bats against Indians starter Zach McAllister.

Weather:
Temperatures will be in the mid-70s under sunny skies. Wind will blow from right to left field at 12 mph.

Key betting note:
Cleveland is 11-1 in its last 12 road games against teams with losing records.

National League

Arizona Diamondbacks at San Diego Padres (-110, 7)

Hot pitching stat: Arizona right-hander Trevor Cahill is 2-3 but has a 2.72 ERA and has surrendered just two home runs in six career starts against San Diego.

Cold batting stat:
Padres SS Ronny Cedeno and 1B Jesus Guzman are a combined 0-for-14 with eight strikeouts against Cahill.

Weather:
Temperatures will be in the mid-60s with partly cloudy skies. Wind will blow out to right field at 10 mph.

Key betting note:
The Diamondbacks are 4-1 in Cahill's previous five starts against a division foe.

Philadelphia Phillies at Atlanta Braves (-176, 8)

Cold pitching stat: Phillies right-hander Tyler Cloyd is 0-3 with an 11.77 ERA over his last three starts.

Cold batting stat:
Braves 1B Freddie Freeman is batting just .246 with one home run and 17 strikeouts in 61 at-bats against Philadelphia in 2013.

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

Key betting note:
The Phillies are 2-10 in their last 12 road outings against teams with winning records.

Milwaukee Brewers at New York Mets (-142, 7.5)

Cold pitching stat: Brewers righty Johnny Hellweg surrendered seven runs on seven hits while walking five in 3 2/3 innings in his previous encounter with the Mets, a 12-5 loss on July 5.

Hot batting stat:
Milwaukee OF Norichika Aoki is hitting 6-for-13 with a double in 13 at-bats against New York this season.

Weather:
Temperatures will be in the mid-60s under partly cloudy skies. Wind will blow from right to left field at 3 mph.

Key betting note:
The under is 13-3 in Mets right-hander Dillon Gee's last 16 home starts.

Los Angeles Dodgers at San Francisco Giants (-121, 7.5)

Cold pitching stat: Dodgers right-hander Edinson Volquez is 2-2 with a 5.92 ERA in 10 career starts against San Francisco.

Cold batting stat:
Los Angeles 1B Adrian Gonzalez is a career .200 hitter with 16 strikeouts in 50 at-bats versus Giants starter Tim Lincecum.

Weather:
Temperatures will be in the low-60s with clear skies. Wind will blow out to center field at 10 mph.

Key betting note:
San Francisco is 3-10 in Lincecum's previous 13 starts against teams with winning records.

** Odds, stats, weather forecast and probable pitchers as of 3:25 p.m. ET Wednesday.
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