Saturday's National League betting cheat sheet

Aug 2, 2013 |
Westbrook tossed a complete game shutout in his last outing versus the Reds.
Photo By - USA Today Sports
Westbrook tossed a complete game shutout in his last outing versus the Reds.
Photo By - USA Today Sports
Check out our quick-hitting betting notes on Saturday's National League games:

Los Angeles Dodgers at Chicago Cubs (+103, 7.5)

Hot pitching stat: In two of Dodgers' SP Chris Capuano's last three starts, he has not given up an earned run. The Dodgers are 3-0 in those three outings.

Hot batting stat: Dodgers SS Hanley Ramirez is 8-for-15 (.533) in his career versus Cubs starter Jeff Samardzija.

Weather: Temperatures will be in the mid-70s with partly cloudy skies. Wind will blow in from center field at 10 mph.

Key betting stat: The over is 8-2-1 in Capuano's last 11 starts as a favorite.


Atlanta Braves at Philadelphia Phillies (+132, 9)

Cold pitching stat: Braves starter Brandon Beachy was shelled in his last outing. He gave up seven earned runs on eight hits, including two home runs, in just 3 2/3 innings of work.

Cold batting stat: Phillies 2B Chase Utley is 2-for-11 in his career versus Beachy.

Weather: There is a 15 percent chance of thunderstorms in the forecast. Temperatures will be in the low-80s and wind will blow out to right field at 12 mph.

Key betting note: The over is 7-3 when the wind blows out to right field at Philly's Citizens Bank Park.


Colorado Rockies at Pittsburgh Pirates (-190, 7)

Hot pitching stat: Pirates starter Francisco Liriano is 2-0 with a 0.61 ERA in his last two starts.

Hot batting stat: Rockies SS Troy Tulowitzki is a lifetime .392 hitter (21 games) at PNC Park in Pittsburgh. He went 2-for-3 with a dinger in Friday's 4-2 victory.

Weather: There is a 40 percent chance of thunderstorms in the forecast. Temperatures will be in the low-70s and wind will blow out to right field at 6 mph.

Key betting note: The Rockies are 2-9 in SP Jorge De La Rosa's last 11 road starts versus a team with a winning record.


St. Louis Cardinals at Cincinnati Reds (-152, 8)


Hot pitching stat: Cards starter Jake Westbrook tossed a complete game, five-hit shutout against the Reds in his only start against the Central Division rival this season. The Cards won the game by a score 10-0 on April 10.

Hot batting stat:
Reds OF Chris Heisey is 6-for-16 (.375) and has three solo home runs in his career against Westbrook.

Weather: There is a 40 percent chance of thunderstorms in the forecast. Temperatures will be in the high-70s and wind will blow out to center field at 6 mph.

Key betting note: The over is 7-1 in Westbrook's last eight road starts.


Washington Nationals at Milwaukee Brewers (+122, 9)

Hot pitching stat: Is Dan Haren turning his bleak season around? The Nats starter went seven excellent innings scattering three hits and one earned run en route to a 4-1 victory over the New York Mets in his last start.

Hot batting stat: Nats SS Ian Desmond is 3-for-3 in his career versus Brewers starter Donovan Hand.

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

Key betting note: The Nationals are 0-7 in Haren's last seven road starts.


Interleague

Kansas City Royals at New York Mets (+130, 8)


Cold pitching stat: Mets starter Jeremy Hefner finished July with a 2-2 record, but the righty posted an ERA of 5.51 in the month

Hot batting stat: Only two Mets have faced Royals starter Bruce Chen; John Buck and Marlon Byrd. They are a combined 5-for-8 with a double and three RBIs versus the Royals lefty.

Weather: Temperatures will be in the low-70s with mostly cloudy skies. Wind will blow out to right field at 12 mph. There is currently a 65 percent chance of thunderstorms in the forecast for gametime.

Key betting note:
The Royals are 7-0 in Chen's last seven starts as a favorite.


Cleveland Indians at Miami Marlins (+120, 7.5)

Cold pitching stat: The Marlins are 1-4 in Jacob Turner's previous five starts.

Hot batting stat: Marlins 1B Logan Morrison went 4-for-5 with a double, triple and four RBIs in Friday's 10-0 drubbing of the Tribe.

Weather: Due to a 50 percent chance of thunderstorms in the forecast, the roof could be close at Marlins Park in Miami.

Key betting note: The Indians are 3-9 in SP Zach McAllister's last 12 road starts.


New York Yankees at San Diego Padres (+107, 7)

Hot pitching stat:
Yanks starter Ivan Nova went 2-2 with a 2.03 ERA in four July starts.

Cold batting stat: The Bronx Bombers own the worst slugging percentage in the American League. Prior to Friday's game, the Yanks' slugging percentage was .368.

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

Key betting note: The under is 4-0 in Nova's last four interleague starts.


** Odds, probable starting pitchers, stats and weather forecast as of 12:38 p.m ET.
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