Saturday's MLB National League betting cheat sheets

Sep 27, 2013 |
Check out our quick-hitting betting notes for Saturday's National League games:

Pittsburgh Pirates at Cincinnati Reds (-134, 7.5)

Cold pitching stat: Cincinnati right-hander Bronson Arroyo has been taken deep five times over the past three games.

Hot batting stat: Reds 3B Todd Frazier is 5-for-7 with two doubles, a triple and a homer in his career against Pirates starter Charlie Morton.

Weather: Temperatures will be in the high-70s with sunny skies. Wind will blow from right to left field at 4 mph.

Key betting note: The over is 8-1 in Arroyo's last nine games with five days rest.


San Diego Padres at San Francisco Giants (-149, 7)

Hot pitching stat: Giants right-hander Yusmeiro Petit has allowed more than three runs just once in six starts and one relief appearance in 2013.

Hot batting stat: San Francisco 3B Pablo Sandoval has dominated Padres starter Eric Stults, hitting 10-for-19 against him.

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

Key betting note: The Giants have won Petit's last six starts.


Milwaukee Brewers at New York Mets (-102, 7.5)

Cold pitching stat: Mets right-hander Aaron Harang is 4-7 with a 5.53 ERA in 15 home starts.

Hot batting stat: Brewers 3B Aramis Ramirez is a .333 career hitter with five home runs in 63 at-bats against Harang.

Weather: Temperatures will be in the low-70s with partly cloudy skies. Wind will blow from right to left field at 8 mph.

Key betting note: The under is 8-1 in umpire Todd Tichenor's last nine games behind home plate involving Milwaukee.


Philadelphia Phillies at Atlanta Braves (OFF, OFF)

Cold pitching stat: Braves left-hander Mike Minor is 0-3 in his last five starts while surrendering seven home runs over that stretch.

Cold batting stat: Philadelphia OF Gary Matthews, Jr. is 1-for-12 with five strikeouts in his career against Minor.

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

Key betting note: Atlanta is 10-2 in Minor's last 12 starts on four days' rest.


Chicago Cubs at St. Louis Cardinals (OFF, OFF)

Cold pitching stat: Cubs right-hander Edwin Jackson has struggled on the road in 2013, going 4-9 with a 4.94 ERA in 17 starts.

Hot batting stat: Cardinals 2B Matt Carpenter is 5-for-12 with two RBIs this season versus Jackson.

Weather: Temperatures will be in the mid-70s with partly cloudy skies. Wind will blow out to left field at 7 mph.

Key betting note: The under is 7-2 in Jackson's last nine starts against teams with winning records.


Washington Nationals at Arizona Diamondbacks (-110, 9)

Cold pitching stat: Nationals right-hander Dan Haren is 1-1 with a 5.00 ERA in one start and one relief appearance against the Diamondbacks.

Hot batting stat: Arizona 2B Aaron Hill is a .318 career hitter with a home run and five RBIs in 22 at-bats against Haren.

Weather: Temperatures will be in the high-80s with sunny skies. Wind will blow from left to right field at 4 mph.

Key betting note: The over is 5-1-1 in Diamondbacks starter Brandon McCarthy's last seven outings against teams with winning records.


Colorado Rockies at Los Angeles Dodgers (-225, 7)

Hot pitching stat: Dodgers right-hander Zack Greinke is 7-1 with a 1.87 ERA in 13 starts since the All-Star break.

Cold batting stat: Los Angeles 3B Juan Uribe has just two hits - both singles - in 13 at-bats versus Colorado starter Juan Nicasio.

Weather: Temperatures will be in the mid-70s with sunny skies. Wind will blow out to right field at 5 mph.

Key betting note: The under is 12-3-1 in Greinke's last 16 starts.


Interleague

Detroit Tigers at Miami Marlins (+165, 7)

Hot pitching stat: Tigers right-hander Anibal Sanchez is 7-2 with a 2.33 ERA in 13 second-half starts.

Hot batting stat: Detroit 3B Miguel Cabrera is hitting .371 with five homers and 17 RBIs in 62 interleague at-bats in 2013.

Weather: Temperatures will be in the high-70s with partly cloudy skies. Wind will blow in from right field at 7 mph.

Key betting note: The Tigers are 8-0 in Sanchez's previous eight starts with five days' rest.


** Odds, stats, weather forecasts and probable pitchers as of 9:50 p.m. ET Friday.
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