Wednesday's MLB American League betting cheat sheet

Sep 10, 2013 |
Check out our quick-hitting betting notes on Wednesday's American League games:

Kansas City Royals at Cleveland Indians (-105, 8)

Hot pitching stat: Indians lefty Scott Kazmir was sensational last time out, allowing just four hits while striking out 12 over six shutout innings en route to an 8-1 win over the New York Mets.

Cold batting stat:
Cleveland OF Nick Swisher is just 8-for-48 with 15 strikeouts all-time against Royals starter James Shields.

Weather:
Temperatures will be in the mid-80s with a 45 percent chance of showers or thunderstorms. Wind will blow out to right field at 8 mph.

Key betting note:
The over is 7-2 in Cleveland's last nine Wednesday games.

New York Yankees at Baltimore Orioles
(-131, 8.5)

Hot pitching stat: Yankees southpaw Andy Pettitte has been magnificent against the Orioles over his career, going 28-6 with a 3.52 ERA in 42 starts and a pair of relief appearances.

Cold batting stat:
Baltimore C Matt Wieters is 2-for-12 with eight strikeouts over his career against Pettitte.

Weather: Temperatures will be in the mid-80s with partly cloudy skies. Wind will blow out to left-center field at 6 mph.

Key betting note: The over is 8-2 in Orioles starter Scott Feldman's last 10 outings.

Los Angeles Angels at Toronto Blue Jays (-118, 8)

Hot pitching stat: Angels left-hander C.J. Wilson is 6-0 with a 3.53 ERA in 10 second-half starts, though he settled for a no-decision in his previous start against the Blue Jays on Aug. 4.

Hot batting stat:
Members of the Toronto roster are hitting a collective .312 off Wilson.

Weather: Temperatures will be in the low-80s, but with a 40 percent chance of showers or thunderstorms the Rogers Centre roof may be closed. Wind will blow out to right field at 9 mph.

Key betting note: The over is 22-2-2 in Wilson's last 26 road starts.

Boston Red Sox at Tampa Bay Rays (-123, 8)

Hot pitching stat: Rays right-hander Alex Cobb has yet to lose at Tropicana Field in 2013, going 5-0 with a 2.93 ERA and 61 strikeouts over 10 home starts.

Cold batting stat:
The three batters who have faced Boston starter Ryan Dempster the most - Kelly Johnson, Yunel Escobar and James Loney - are a combined 5-for-49 with 13 strikeouts against him.

Weather: Dome.

Key betting note:
Boston has won eight of Dempster's last nine starts.

Oakland Athletics at Minnesota Twins (+148, 8)

Cold pitching stat: Twins righty Mike Pelfrey was dinged for six runs on six hits over seven innings in a 6-5 loss to Toronto in his last outing.

Hot batting stat:
Athletics DH Seth Smith is 6-for-13 with a double, a triple, a homer and three walks against Pelfrey.

Weather: Temperatures will be in the high-70s with sunny skies. Wind will blow out to right field at 7 mph.

Key betting note:
The Twins have won just eight times in their last 34 Wednesday games.

Detroit Tigers at Chicago White Sox (+150, 8)

Hot pitching stat: Tigers right-hander Anibal Sanchez is 6-0 in his last nine starts, and has surrendered more than three runs just once over that stretch.

Cold batting stat:
Miguel Cabrera, Prince Fielder and Austin Jackson are a combined 6-for-28 against Chicago starter Jose Quintana.

Weather: Temperatures will be in the high-70s with a 35 percent chance of showers or thunderstorms. Wind will blow out to left-center field at 6 mph.

Key betting note:
The under is 11-1 in Quintana's last 12 starts in the third game of a series.

Houston Astros at Seattle Mariners
(-144, 8)

Cold pitching stat: Mariners rookie right-hander Brandon Maurer was torched for six runs on seven hits over a third of an inning in his only previous encounter with the Astros.

Hot batting stat:
Astros 2B Jose Altuve singled, double and drove in a pair of runs in his previous meeting with Maurer.

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

Key betting note:
The under is 5-0 in Maurer's last five starts against a divisional opponent.

Interleague

Pittsburgh Pirates at Texas Rangers (-138, 8.5)

Cold pitching stat:
Pirates righty A.J. Burnett is 3-7 with a 4.30 ERA in 14 road starts this season.

Hot batting stat:
Rangers OF Alex Rios - a former teammate of Burnett's - is 5-for-15 lifetime against him.

Weather:
Temperatures will be in the low-90s under partly cloudy skies. Wind will blow in from center field at 6 mph.

Key betting note:
Pittsburgh has dropped seven of Burnett's last eight road starts.

** Odds courtesy Betonline.com

** Odds, stats, weather forecast and probable pitchers as of 3:40 p.m. Tuesday


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