Thursday's MLB National League betting cheat sheet

Aug 28, 2013 |
Check out our quick-hitting betting notes on Thursday's National League games:

Philadelphia Phillies at New York Mets (-112, 8.5)


Cold pitching stat: Phillies right-hander Ethan Martin lasted just two-thirds of an inning in his last start, charged with three runs on three hits and three walks against Arizona.

Cold batting stat: Mets 1B Ike Davis is hitting a paltry .160 with three home runs in 119 day-game at-bats.

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

Key betting note: The under is 10-2 in the Mets' last 12 Thursday games.

Miami Marlins at Washington Nationals (-220, 7)


Hot pitching stat: Nationals left-hander Gio Gonzalez is 2-2 with a 1.93 ERA and 33 strikeouts in 28 career innings against the Marlins.

Hot batting stat: Marlins OF Giancarlo Stanton is batting .286/.433/.519 with four home runs in 77 at-bats against left-handers.

Weather: Temperatures will be in the high-70s with partly cloudy skies. Wind will be calm.

Key betting note: The over is 4-1-1 in Miami right-hander Tom Koehler's last six starts on five days' rest.

Milwaukee Brewers at Pittsburgh Pirates (-171, 7.5)


Hot pitching stat: Brewers right-hander Yovani Gallardo is 10-4 with a 2.77 ERA and 117 strikeouts over 104 career innings against the Pirates.

Cold batting stat: Pirates 3B Pedro Alvarez has struggled mightly against Gallardo, going just 1-for-17 with eight strikeouts in his career.

Weather: Temperatures will be in the mid-70s under partly cloudy skies. Wind will be calm.

Key betting note: The Pirates are 0-5 in Cole's last five outings following a quality start in his previous appearance.

Interleague

Cleveland Indians at Atlanta Braves (-156, 8)

Hot pitching stat:
Braves right-hander Kris Medlen has walked just one batter in each of his last eight outings, recording four quality starts over that stretch.

Hot batting stat: Atlanta C Brian McCann is hitting .318 in 22 career at-bats against Cleveland starter Ubaldo Jimenez.

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

Key betting note: Atlanta is 15-3 in Medlen's last 18 starts on five days' rest.

** Odds, probable starting pitchers, weather forecast and stats as of 1:05 p.m. ET Wednesday.

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