Monday's National League betting notes and tips

Jul 7, 2013 |
Check out our quick-hitting betting notes on Monday's National League games:

Washington Nationals at Philadelphia Phillies (109, 9)


Hot pitcher: Nationals reliever Tyler Clippard has only allowed one earned run in his past 14 appearances (13 2/3 innings).

Cold pitcher: Nationals starter Dan Haren has allowed five earned runs or more in each of his last four starts.

Weather: Temperatures in the low-80s and partly cloudy skies. Winds will blow out to right field at 8 mph.

Key betting note: The over is 5-1 in the last six meetings.

Atlanta Braves at Miami Marlins (143, 8)


Hot pitcher: The Braves are 5-1 in Minor's last six starts as a road favorite.

Cold pitcher: The over is 6-1 in Marlins' starter Kevin Slowey's last seven starts.

Weather: Temperatures in the mid-80s and clear skies. Winds will blow in from left field at 11 mph.

Key betting note: The Marlins are 6-1 in their last seven home games.

Cincinnati Reds at Milwaukee Brewers (114, 8)

Hot pitcher: Reds starter Homer Bailey tossed a no-hitter last time out. Can you be hotter than that?

Cold pitcher: Brewers reliever Burke Badenhop has been touched up for five earned runs over his past 1+ innings pitched.

Weather: Temperatures in the low-80s and partly cloudy conditions. Winds will blow in from right field at 6 mph.

Key betting note: The Reds are 10-1 in their last 11 Monday games.

Los Angeles Dodgers at Arizona Diamondbacks (-101, 8.5)

Hot pitcher: Arizona’s starting pitchers have worked eight innings in three consecutive games.

Cold pitcher: Dodgers reliever Brandon League had a 7.00 ERA in June and has allowed three earned runs in just 1 1/3 innings of work in July.

Weather: Roof likely closed due to extreme heat.

Key betting note: The Diamondbacks have won five straight games.

Colorado Rockies at San Diego Padres (-138, 7.5)


Hot pitcher: Padres reliever Dale Thayer has been one of the only reliable arms out of the pen lately, blanking the opposition in his last six appearances (six innings pitched).

Cold pitcher: Padres starter Edinson Volquez is 0-2 with a 14.66 ERA in three starts against Colorado this season.

Weather: Temperatures in the high-60s and partly cloudy skies. Winds will blow in from left field at 5 mph.

Key betting note: The Rockies are 8-2 in the last 10 meetings.

New York Mets at San Francisco Giants (-101, 6.5)

Hot pitcher: Giants lefty specialist Javier Lopez has only yielded one earned run since May 4 (24 appearances).

Cold pitcher: The Giants are 0-5 in Tim Lincecum's last five starts.

Weather: Temperatures in the high-50s and clear skies. Winds will blow out to right field at 8 mph.

Key betting note: The over is 7-1 in the Mets' last eight games overall.

INTERLEAGUE

Oakland Athletics at Pittsburgh Pirates (-103, 7.5)

Hot pitcher: Oakland starter Bartolo Colon has allowed three earned runs or less in each of his last 10 starts.

Cold pitcher: Pirates closer Jason Grilli has given up five runs in his last four innings pitched.

Weather: Temperatures in the low-80s and a 40 percent chance of thunderstorms. Winds will blow out to left field at 7 mph.

Key betting note: The Pirates are 4-17 in their last 21 Monday games.
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