Tuesday's National League betting cheat sheet

Aug 26, 2013 |
Niese is coming off one of his best starts of 2013.
Photo By - USA Today Sports
Niese is coming off one of his best starts of 2013.
Photo By - USA Today Sports
Check out our quick-hitting betting notes on Tuesday's National League games:

Miami Marlins at Washington Nationals (-158, 8)

Cold pitching stat: Nats starter Ross Ohlendorf did not fare well in his last start on August 21. He gave up four runs on six hits over 4 1/3 innings in an 11-6 victory over the Chicago Cubs.

Cold batting stat: Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton has just one hit in seven at-bats in his career versus Ohlendorf.

Weather:
There is a 30 percent chance of thunderstorms in the forecast for gametime. Temperatures will be in the low-90s and wind will blow from left field to right field at 7 mph.

Key betting note: The under is 6-1 in Marlins SP Nate Eovaldi's last seven starts overall.


Milwaukee Brewers at Pittsburgh Pirates
(-142, 7)

Cold pitching stat: Pirates lefty Jeff Locke has had an awful August. Locke is 0-1 with a 7.50 ERA in four starts this month.

Cold batting stat: Pirates slugger Pedro Alvarez is 5-for-22 with nine strikeouts in his career against Brewers starter Kyle Lohse.

Weather: Temperatures will be in the low-80s with a 50 percent chance of rain. Wind will blow out to left field at 6 mph.

Key betting note: The Brewers are 6-1 in Lohse's last seven starts.


Philadelphia Phillies at New York Mets (-132, 7.5)

Hot pitching stat: Mets starter Jon Niese is coming off of arguably his best start of the year. Niese went seven innings allowing one run on five hits, but was the hard-luck loser in a 4-1 loss to the Braves on August 21.

Cold batting stat: Phillies SS Jimmy Rollins is 8-for-37 (.216) in his career versus Niese.

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

Key betting note: The over is 13-3-1 in Niese's last 17 Tuesday starts.


Cincinnati Reds at St. Louis Cardinals (+100, 7.5)

Hot pitching stat: Reds starter Mat Latos has been stellar in August. The righty is 3-1 with a 0.89 ERA in his four August starts.

Hot batting stat: The Cards have hit well versus Latos, however. Collectively, the Cards own a .318 average in 173 at-bats versus Latos.

Weather: Temperatures will be in the low-90s with mostly clear skies. Wind will blow out to center field at 8 mph.

Key betting note: The Cardinals are 5-0 SP Joe Kelly's previous five starts overall.


San Francisco Giants at Colorado Rockies (-121, 10.5)

Cold pitching stat: Rockies starter Chad Bettis is 0-2 with a 4.50 ERA in five August starts.

Hot batting stat:
Giants C Buster Posey is hitting .465 versus the Rockies this season.

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

Key betting note: The Giants are 1-5 in the last six meetings in Colorado.


San Diego Padres at Arizona Diamondbacks
(Off, Off)

Hot pitching stat: Padres starter Ian Kennedy is 2-1 with a 3.20 ERA in four starts since coming over to San Diego in a trade with Arizona.

Cold batting stat: DBacks 3B Martin Prado is 2-for-10 lifetime versus Kennedy.

Weather: Temperatures will be in the high-90s with clear skies. Wind will blow out to right field at 5 mph.

Key betting note: The Diamondbacks are 4-0 in their last four during Game 2 of a series.


Chicago Cubs at Los Angeles Dodgers (-280, 5.5)

Hot pitching stat: Dodgers starter Clayton Kershaw is 3-1 with a 0.90 ERA in his four August starts.

Cold batting stat: Cubs SS Starlin Castro is 0-for-13 in his career versus Kershaw.

Weather: Temperatures will be in the mid-70s with sunny skies. Wind will blow out to right field at 5 mph.

Key betting note: The Cubs are 0-5 in SP Travis Wood's last five road starts versus a team with a winning record.


Interleague


Cleveland Indians at Atlanta Braves (-141, 7.5)

Hot pitching stat: Braves SP Alex Wood is 1-0 with a sparkling 1.11 ERA in four August starts.

Cold batting stat: Braves C Brian McCann is batting just .227 in the month of August.

Weather: Temperatures will be in the low-80s with partly cloudy skies. Wind will blow from left field to right field at 3 mph.

Key betting note:
The Braves are 4-1 in Woods last five starts.


* Odds courtesy of BetOnline.com

** Odds, probable starting pitchers, weather forecast and stats as of 10:05 p.m. ET Monday.
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