Saturday's National League betting cheat sheet

Aug 23, 2013 |
Check out our quick-hitting betting notes on Saturday's National League games:

Arizona Diamondbacks at Philadelphia Phillies (+104, 8.5)


Cold pitching stat: Diamondbacks right-hander Randall Delgado has hit his roughest stretch of the season, allowing 18 runs over his last four starts.

Hot batting stat: Arizona 1B Paul Goldschmidt is batting .400 with two homers and seven RBIs during a seven-game hitting streak.

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

Key betting note: Philadelphia has won just once in its last 11 attempts in the second game of a series.


Milwaukee Brewers at Cincinnati Reds (-191, 8.5)


Cold pitching stat: Brewers right-hander Wily Peralta was torched by the Reds on Monday, surrendering seven runs on eight hits while walking four over 4 1/3 innings of a 9-1 loss.

Cold batting stat: Reds 2B Brandon Phillips is just 2-for-13 lifetime against Peralta.

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

Key betting note:
Cincinnati is 10-1 in starter Bronson Arroyo's last 11 home outings against teams with losing records.


Colorado Rockies at Miami Marlins (-181, 7)


Hot pitching stat: Marlins right-hander Jose Fernandez is 6-0 with a 1.40 ERA and 86 strikeouts in 77 home innings.

Hot batting stat: Rockies SS Troy Tulowitzki doubled twice Friday night and has six multi-hit outings in his last nine games.

Weather: With a 30 percent chance of thunderstorms in the forecast, the roof could be closed at Marlins Park.

Key betting note: The under is 4-0 in Fernandez's last four starts against teams with losing records.


Atlanta Braves at St. Louis Cardinals (-133, 7.5)

Hot pitching stat: Braves right-hander Julio Teheran is 3-1 with a 1.75 ERA and 38 strikeouts in 36 innings since the All-Star break.

Hot batting stat: Cardinals C Yadier Molina has five multi-hit performances over his last six games.

Weather:
Temperatures will be in the high-80s with sunny skies. Wind will blow from right to left field at 8 mph.

Key betting note: The Braves have won eight straight times in the third game of a series.


Chicago Cubs at San Diego Padres (-128, 7)


Hot pitching stat: Cubs right-hander Jeff Samardjiza is coming off his second complete game of the season, a one-run, six-hit performance in an 11-1 drubbing of the Washington Nationals.

Hot batting stat: Cubs 2B Darwin Barney has three doubles in seven career at-bats against Padres starter Eric Stults.

Weather: Temperatures will be in the low-70s under mostly clear skies. Wind will blow in from left field at 4 mph.

Key betting note: Chicago is 8-2 in its last 10 road games against a left-handed starter.


Pittsburgh Pirates at San Francisco Giants (+115, 6.5)

Hot pitching stat: Since allowing 10 runs in just 2 1/3 innings Aug. 9 in Colorado, Pirates lefty Francisco Liriano has held opponents to one run on eight hits over a 16-inning stretch.

Cold batting stat: Pittsburgh OF Andrew McCutchen is just 2-for-14 lifetime against San Francisco starter Tim Lincecum.

Weather:
Temperatures will be in the mid-60s under sunny skies. Wind will blow out to center field at 11 mph.

Key betting note: The under is 6-1-1 in Liriano's last eight starts on four days' rest.


Interleague

Boston Red Sox at Los Angeles Dodgers (-122, 7)

Cold pitching stat: Red Sox left-hander Jon Lester is 7-7 with a 4.34 ERA in 17 road starts, compared to 4-0 with a 3.64 ERA at Fenway Park.

Cold batting stat: Dodgers 2B Mark Ellis has just two hits in 12 career at-bats against Lester.

Weather: Temperatures will be in the mid-80s with sunny skies. Wind will blow out to left-center field at 5 mph.

Key betting note: Boston is 7-1 in Lester's last eight Saturday starts.


Detroit Tigers at New York Mets (+132, 6)

Hot pitching stat: Tigers right-hander Max Scherzer has allowed two runs or fewer in six consecutive starts.

Cold batting stat: The five Mets who have faced Scherzer are a combined .188 with five strikeouts in 16 at-bats against him.

Weather: Temperatures will be in the low-80s with sunny skies. Wind will blow out to center field at 9 mph.

Key betting note: The over is 4-1-1 in Scherzer's last six Saturday starts.


** Odds, probable starters and weather forecast as of 12:56 p.m. ET.

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