Saturday's MLB National League betting cheat sheets

Sep 13, 2013 |
Check out our quick-hitting betting notes for Saturday's National League games:

Cincinnati Reds at Milwaukee Brewers (+156, 8)

Hot pitching stat:
Reds right-hander Homer Bailey has won his last five decisions and has allowed just two runs over his previous three starts.

Cold batting stat: Brewers OF Carlos Gomez has just two hits - both singles - in 18 career at-bats against Bailey.

Weather: Temperatures will be in the high-60s with sunny skies. Wind will blow from right to left field at 7 mph.

Key betting note: The Reds are 2-6 in Bailey's last eight meetings with the Brewers.

Miami Marlins at New York Mets (Game 1) (+100, 8)

Hot pitching stat:
Marlins right-hander Henderson Alvarez stymied the Mets in their last encounter July 31, allowing two runs on six hits over 7 1/3 innings en route to a 3-2 victory.

Hot batting stat:
Miami OF Giancarlo Stanton has a solo home run in two at-bats against New York starter Daisuke Matsuzaka.

Weather: Temperatures will be in the low-70s with sunny skies. Wind will blow in from left field at 7 mph.

Key betting note: The Marlins are 1-5 in Alvarez's last six starts against the National League East.

Philadelphia Phillies at Washington Nationals (-144, 7)

Hot pitching stat:
Phillies left-hander Cole Hamels is 14-6 with a 2.52 ERA and 185 strikeouts in 27 career starts against the Nationals.

Hot batting stat: Philadelphia 1B Darin Ruf is 3-for-7 with a home run and four RBIs lifetime against Washington starter Gio Gonzalez.

Weather:
Temperatures will be in the low-60s with sunny skies. Wind will blow from left to right field at 5 mph.

Key betting note:
The Phillies are 20-6 in Hamels' previous 26 starts against Washington.

Chicago Cubs at Pittsburgh Pirates (-185, 7.5)

Hot pitching stat:
Pirates right-hander Gerrit Cole hasn't allowed more than three earned runs in any of his last five starts.

Cold batting stat: Pittsburgh C John Buck is just 3-for-16 with eight strikeouts in his career against Cub starter Scott Baker.

Weather: Temperatures will be in the high-40s with sunny skies. Wind will be calm.

Key betting note: The under is 6-2 in Cole's last eight starts as a favorite.

San Diego Padres at Atlanta Braves (-185, 7.5)

Hot pitching stat:
Braves right-hander Kris Medlen is 2-2 with a 1.33 ERA and zero home runs allowed in 20 1/3 innings against the Padres.

Hot batting stat: San Diego C Nick Hundley has doubled twice and driven in a pair of runs in two at-bats against Medlen.

Weather: Temperatures will be in the low-70s with clear skies. Wind will blow from right to left field at 5 mph.

Key betting note: Atlanta is 15-2 in Medlen's last 17 home starts against teams with losing records.

Miami Marlins at New York Mets (Game 2) (-128, 7.5)

Cold pitching stat:
Marlins right-hander Jacob Turner has allowed eight runs over 9 2/3 innings in back-to-back starts.

Cold batting stat: Members of the Miami roster are hitting a collective .133 in 15 at-bats against Mets starter Carlos Torres.

Weather: Temperatures will be in the mid-60s with clear skies. Wind will blow from left to right field at 8 mph.

Key betting note:
The Marlins are 1-7 in Turner's last eight starts as an underdog.

Colorado Rockies at Arizona Diamondbacks (-170, 9)

Cold pitching stat: Rockies right-hander Roy Oswalt has surrendered five runs in three of his five outings this season, while allowing opponents to hit .363 against him.

Cold batting stat: Diamondbacks INF Martin Prado is just 2-for-13 in his career against Oswalt.

Weather: Temperatures will be in the high-90s with sunny skies. Wind will blow from left to right field at 4 mph.

Key betting note: The under is 4-0 in Oswalt's last four starts.

San Francisco Giants at Los Angeles Dodgers
(-165, 7)

Hot pitching stat:
Dodgers right-hander Ricky Nolasco is 7-0 with a 1.89 ERA and just four home runs allowed in 10 second-half starts.

Cold batting stat: Los Angeles 1B Adrian Gonzalez is 9-for-47 with zero home runs, one RBI and 16 strikeouts against Giants starter Tim Lincecum.

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

Key betting note:
The under is 11-1 in the Dodgers' last 12 Saturday games.


Interleague

Seattle Mariners at St. Louis Cardinals (-230, 8)

Hot pitching stat: Cardinals right-hander Michael Wacha hasn't allowed a run in his last five outings, spanning 19 2/3 innings.

Hot pitching stat: Mariners lefty James Paxton won his major-league debut a week ago, limiting Tampa Bay to two runs over six innings of a 6-2 triumph.

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

Key betting note:
The over is 4-0 in Wacha's last four starts as a favorite.


** Odds, stats, weather forecast and probable starter as of 10:39 p.m. ET Friday.
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