Saturday's MLB National League betting cheat sheets

Sep 20, 2013 |
Check out our quick-hitting betting notes on Saturday's National League games:

Atlanta Braves at Chicago Cubs (OFF, OFF)

Hot pitching stat: Braves right-hander Kris Medlen has won four consecutive starts, allowing just three runs in 27 2/3 innings over that stretch.

Hot batting stat: Atlanta OF Justin Upton is 3-for-10 with a homer and four RBIs lifetime against Cubs starter Travis Wood.

Weather: Temperatures will be in the low-60s with partly cloudy skies. Wind will blow from left to right field at 12 mph.

Key betting note: Atlanta is 27-4 in Medlen's previous 31 starts against teams with losing records.


Cincinnati Reds at Pittsburgh Pirates (-114, 7)

Hot pitching stat: Reds right-hander Homer Bailey is 6-2 with a 2.74 ERA and .224 opposition batting average in 11 second-half starts.

Cold batting stat: Cincinnati OF Jay Bruce has just three hits with eight strikeouts in 21 at-bats versus Pittsburgh starter A.J. Burnett.

Weather: Temperatures will be in the low-60s with showers expected throughout the evening. Wind will blow out to center field at 7 mph.

Key betting note: Pittsburgh is 6-0 in Burnett's last six starts against teams with winning records.


New York Mets at Philadelphia Phillies (-101, 8.5)

Cold pitching stat: Mets right-hander Dillon Gee has struggled against the Phillies in his career, going 2-3 with a 7.66 ERA in eight starts and one relief outing.

Hot batting stat: Philadelphia SS Jimmy Rollins has eight hits in 16 career at-bats against Gee.

Weather: Temperatures will be in the low-70s with a 65 percent chance of showers or thunderstorms. Wind will blow out to center field at 8 mph.

Key betting note: The over is 6-1 in Gee's last seven starts against Philadelphia.


Miami Marlins at Washington Nationals (-295, 7)

Hot pitching stat: Nationals righty Stephen Strasburg has been fantastic at home, going 5-4 with a 1.55 ERA and 102 strikeouts in 93 innings.

Hot batting stat: Washington OF Jayson Werth has a pair of hits, including a homer, in three lifetime at-bats versus Miami starter Tom Koehler.

Weather: Temperatures will be in the high-60s with a 90 percent chance of showers or thunderstorms. Wind will blow out to left-center field at 9 mph.

Key betting note: The over is 5-1-1 in Koehler's last seven starts on five days' rest.


St. Louis Cardinals at Milwaukee Brewers (+126, 8)

Cold pitching stat: Brewers right-hander Yovani Gallardo has been terrible against the Cardinals, going 1-10 with a 6.78 ERA in 16 starts.

Hot batting stat: Members of the St. Louis roster has 12 home runs in just 170 at-bats versus Gallardo.

Weather: Temperatures will be in the high-50s under sunny skies. Wind will blow from left to right field at 6 mph.

Key betting note: The home team is 8-1 in umpire Alfonso Marquez's last nine games behind home plate.


Arizona Diamondbacks at Colorado Rockies (-117, 9.5)

Hot pitching stat: Trevor Cahill is 4-0 in his last seven starts, while allowing more than three runs just once in that span.

Cold batting stat: Rockies OF Michael Cuddyer has just three hits in 21 career at-bats against Cahill.

Weather: Temperatures will be in the mid-70s with clear skies. Wind will be calm.

Key betting note: Arizona has won its last five Saturday games.


Los Angeles Dodgers at San Diego Padres (+161, 6.5)

Cold pitching stat: Dodgers left-hander Clayton Kershaw was tagged for four runs over six innings in his previous start against San Diego - one of only four times Kershaw has allowed more than three runs in a game this season.

Hot batting stat: San Diego C Nick Hundley is a .346 hitter in 26 all-time at-bats against Kershaw.

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

Key betting note: Los Angeles is 14-2 in Kershaw's last 16 Saturday starts.


** Odds, stats, weather forecast and probable pitchers as of 10:11 p.m. ET Friday.

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