Wednesday's American League betting cheat sheet

Aug 20, 2013 |
Check out our quick-hitting betting notes on Wednesday's American League games:


Hot pitching stat: Mariners right-hander Hisashi Iwakuma bounced back nicely from a rough outing against Milwaukee, limiting the Texas Rangers to one run over seven innings in his last start.

Hot batting stat: Athletics OF Yoenis Cespedes is one of the few major-leaguers to have solved Iwakuma, hitting 6-for-15 with three home runs against him.

Weather: Temperatures will be in the high-60s under sunny skies. Wind will blow from left to right field at 6 mph.

Key betting note: The Athletics are 17-4 in right-hander A.J. Griffin's last 21 home starts.



Cold pitching stat: Blue Jays knuckleballer R.A. Dickey has coughed up 27 home runs in 2013 - three more than he surrendered all of last season.

Hot batting stat: Toronto RF Jose Bautista is 10-for-31 lifetime against Yankees starter Andy Pettitte, with five walks, three home runs and 7 RBIs.

Weather: Temperatures will be in the low-80s with sunny skies. Wind will blow from right to left field at 7 mph.

Key betting stat: The under is 4-0 in Dickey's last four starts on grass.



Hot pitching stat: Indians right-hander Justin Masterson is 3-0 with a 2.59 ERA in eight starts and three relief appearances against Los Angeles.

Cold batting stat: Cleveland hitters have just four hits in 24 combined at-bats against Angels starter Jerome Williams.

Weather: Temperatures will be in the high-70s with sunny skies. Wind will blow out to center field at 6 mph.

Key betting stat: Los Angeles has won just three of Williams' last 16 starts against teams with winning records.



Hot pitching stat: Tampa Bay right-hander Jeremy Hellickson is 8-3 with a 3.09 ERA in 15 career appearances against Baltimore.

Cold batting stat: Orioles C Matt Wieters is just .222 with zero home runs in 27 lifetime at-bats versus Hellickson.

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

Key betting note: The road team is 11-1 in umpire Joe West's last 12 Wednesday games behind home plate.



Hot pitching stat: Tigers right-hander Anibal Sanchez has been red-hot at home, going 7-2 with a 1.98 ERA in nine starts at Comerica Park.

Cold batting stat: Twins 3B Trevor Plouffe is the only member of the Minnesota roster to have hit a home run against Sanchez.

Weather: Temperatures will be in the mid-80s with partly cloudy skies. Wind will blow in from right field at 12 mph.

Key betting note: The over is 4-0-1 in the Tigers' last five home games.


Houston Astros at Texas Rangers (-295, 9)

Hot pitching stat: Rangers left-hander Derek Holland has surrendered just three runs over his last three starts, though he only has one win to show for it.

Hot batting stat: Texas became the first team in 2013 to score double-digit runs in an inning, erupting for 11 in the third frame of a 16-5 win over the Astros in Monday's series opener.

Weather: Temperatures will be in the low-90s with partly cloudy skies. Wind will blow in from center field at 7 mph.

Key betting note: The Rangers have won six straight games against a left-handed starter.


Chicago White Sox at Kansas City Royals (-160, 8)

Cold pitching stat: Royals right-hander Jeremy Guthrie has dropped two straight decisions since tossing a complete-game shutout against Minnesota, allowing nine runs on 23 hits over 13 innings in that stretch.

Cold batting stat: White Sox DH Adam Dunn is hitting .130 with 11 strikeouts in 23 career at-bats against Guthrie.

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

Key betting note: Road teams are 5-0 in umpire Tom Hallion's last five games behind home plate.


** Odds, probable starters and weather forecast as of 12:55 p.m. ET.

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