Sunday's MLB National League betting cheat sheet

Sep 14, 2013 |
Check out our quick-hitting betting notes on Sunday's National League games:

Miami Marlins at New York Mets (-163, 7.5)

Cold pitching stat: Mets right-hander Dillon Gee struggled in his last start against the Marlins, allowing four runs on nine hits over five innings but earning the victory.

Cold batting stat: Marlins 3B Placido Polanco has just two hits - both singles - in 12 career at-bats against Gee.

Weather: Temperatures will be in the low-70s with sunny skies. Wind will blow from left to right field at 6 mph.

Key betting note: The under is 12-3 in Gee's last 15 home starts.


San Diego Padres at Atlanta Braves (-209, 8)

Hot pitching stat: Braves right-hander Julio Teheran is 7-3 with a 2.62 ERA and 95 strikeouts in 14 home starts this season.

Hot batting stat:
Padres OF Will Venable has only faced Teheran twice, but has hit a three-run homer against him.

Weather: Temperatures will be in the high-70s with partly cloudy skies. Wind will blow from right to left field at 4 mph.

Key betting note: Atlanta is 7-1 in Teheran's last eight starts against teams with losing records.


Philadelphia Phillies at Washington Nationals (-199, 8)

Cold pitching stat:
Nationals right-hander Jordan Zimmermann had a strong outing in his previous start against Philadelphia, allowing two runs on seven hits over seven innings of a 3-2 victory.

Cold batting stat: Philadelphia SS Jimmy Rollins is 4-for-21 lifetime versus Zimmermann.

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

Key betting note: The over is 9-3 in Washington's last 12 Sunday games.


Chicago Cubs at Pittsburgh Pirates (-185, 7)

Hot pitching stat: Pirates left-hander Francisco Liriano has been one of the best home pitchers in baseball, going 8-1 with a 1.21 ERA in nine starts there.

Cold batting stat: Pittsburgh OF Andrew McCutchen has just one hit in 16 career at-bats against Cubs starter Travis Wood.

Weather: Temperatures will be in the low-70s with partly cloudy skies. Wind will blow from right to left field at 5 mph.

Key betting note: The under is 18-6-3 in Wood's last 27 starts.


Cincinnati Reds at Milwaukee Brewers (+111, 8)

Hot pitching stat: Reds right-hander Bronson Arroyo fared well in his prior meeting with the Brewers, limiting them to three runs on seven hits over seven innings of a 6-3 win.

Hot batting stat: Cincinnati OF Jay Bruce is 13-for-37 with three doubles, two home runs and nine RBIs all-time against Milwaukee starter Yovani Gallardo.

Weather: Temperatures will be in the high-50s with showers expected all afternoon. Wind will blow in from center field at 6 mph.

Key betting note: Milwaukee has won seven of Gallardo's last nine Sunday starts.


San Francisco Giants at Los Angeles Dodgers (-140, 8)

Cold pitching stat: Dodgers right-hander Edinson Volquez is 0-1 with a 5.73 ERA in two starts and one relief appearance since joining the club from San Diego.

Cold batting stat: Giants OF Hunter Pence is 5-for-31 with 15 strikeouts against Volquez.

Weather: Temperatures will be in the mid-80s with sunny skies. Wind will blow out to left-center field at 5 mph.

Key betting note: The under is 6-0 in Vogelsong's last six starts as a road underdog.


Colorado Rockies at Arizona Diamondbacks (-120, 9)

Hot pitching stat: Rockies right-hander Jhoulys Chacin is 4-4 with a 2.43 ERA and just five home runs allowed in 70 innings since the All-Star break.

Cold batting stat: Diamondbacks veterans Miguel Montero and Gerardo Parra are a combined 3-for-39 against Chacin.

Weather: Temperatures will be in the mid-90s with sunny skies. Wind will blow out to center field at 3 mph.

Key betting note: The under is 8-3 in Chacin's previous 11 starts against Arizona.


Interleague

Seattle Mariners at St. Louis Cardinals (-199, 7.5)


Hot pitching stat: Cardinals right-hander Shelby Miller is 8-3 with a 1.83 ERA in 14 home starts.

Cold batting stat: Entering Saturday night, St. Louis OF Carlos Beltran had just four home runs in 175 second-half at-bats.

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

Key betting note: St. Louis has won nine of Miller's last 12 home starts.


** Odds, stats, weather forecast and probable pitchers as of 9:55 p.m. ET Saturday.

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