Friday's MLB American League betting cheat sheet

Sep 5, 2013 |
Check out our quick-hitting betting notes on Friday's American League games:

Chicago White Sox at Baltimore Orioles (-163, 8.5)

Hot pitching stat:
Orioles right-hander Scott Feldman has allowed just five runs over his last four starts, going 2-1 over that stretch.

Cold batting stat:
Baltimore 1B Chris Davis is hitting .253/.355/.519 in the second half after slugging .315/.392/.717 prior to the All-Star break. 

Weather:
Temperatures will be in the low-70s with sunny skies. Wind will be calm.

Key betting note:
The White Sox are 7-19 in their last 26 Friday games.

Boston Red Sox at New York Yankees (+100, 9)

Hot pitching stat: Yankees lefty Andy Pettitte allowed three unearned runs over 6 2/3 solid innings to earn the win in his last start against Boston, improving to 20-11 lifetime versus the Red Sox.

Hot batting stat:
Boston DH David Ortiz is a career .371 hitter in 62 at-bats against Pettitte, though he has just one home run off him.

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

Key betting note:
The Yankees are 7-2 in Pettitte's last nine starts against Boston.

Toronto Blue Jays at Minnesota Twins (+111, 8)

Cold pitching stat: Blue Jays knuckleballer R.A. Dickey has surrendered 29 home runs in 29 starts - five more than he allowed in 33 starts during his 2012 National League Cy Young Award-winning season.

Cold batting stat:
Toronto 1B Edwin Encarnacion has just one hit - a solo home run - in 11 career at-bats against Twins right-hander Mike Pelfrey.

Weather:
Temperatures will be in the low-80s under partly cloudy skies. Wind will blow from right to left field at 6 mph.

Key betting note:
Toronto has won 14 of the last 18 meetings in Minnesota.

Detroit Tigers at Kansas City Royals (-102, 8)

Hot pitching stat: Tigers right-hander Anibal Sanchez is 1-1 with a 1.35 ERA in two starts against the Royals this season.

Cold batting stat:
Detroit OF Torii Hunter has just one RBI and 11 strikeouts in 43 career at-bats against Kansas City starter James Shields.

Weather:
Temperatures will be in the mid-80s with sunny skies. Wind will blow out to left-center field at 6 mph.

Key betting note:
Under is 18-7-1 in the last 26 meetings in Kansas City.

Houston Astros at Oakland Athletics (-265, 8)

Hot pitching stat: Athletics right-hander A.J. Griffin dominated Tampa Bay in his last touting, allowing one run on five hits while fanning seven over seven innings of a 5-1 win.

Hot batting stat:
Members of the Oakland roster are hitting a combined .311 against Houston starter Dallas Keuchel.

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

Key betting note:
The under is 10-1 in Detroit's last 11 Friday home games.

Texas Rangers at Los Angeles Angels (-104, 7.5)

Hot pitching stat: Angels left-hander C.J. Wilson has been perfect in the second half, going 5-0 with a 3.32 ERA in nine starts since the All-Star break.

Hot batting stat:
Rangers 2B Ian Kinsler is a career .462 hitter in 13 at-bats against Wilson, while 3B Adrian Beltre is hitting .367 with four doubles and a homer in 30 at-bats.

Weather:
Temperatures will be in the low-80s with sunny skies. Wind will blow out to right-center field at 4 mph.

Key betting note:
The over is 18-7-1 in the last 26 meetings.

Tampa Bay Rays at Seattle Mariners (+104, 7)

Hot pitching stat:
Mariners right-hander Hisashi Iwakuma is limiting left-handed hitters to a .214/.249/.348 slash line in 375 at-bats.

Cold batting stat:
Seattle hitters are a combined .190 with 18 strikeouts in 63 at-bats against Tampa starter Alex Cobb.

Weather:
Temperatures will be in the mid-60s with a 30 percent chance of rain. Wind will blow out to left-center field at 6 mph.

Key betting note:
The over is 5-2-1 in Iwakuma's last eight home starts.

Interleague

New York Mets at Cleveland Indians (-162, OFF)

Cold pitching stat: Cleveland left-handerScott Kazmir is 0-3 with a 7.11 ERA over his last four starts.

Cold batting stat:
Indians 1B Nick Swisher is batting just 3-for-26 over the last seven days.

Weather:
Temperatures will be in the mid-60s under sunny skies. Wind will be calm.

Key betting note:
The Mets have won nine of starter Zack Wheeler's last 11 appearances.

** Odds, probable starters, stats and weather forecast as of 9:35 p.m. ET Thursday.

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