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Saturday's National League betting cheat sheet and tips

Check out our quick-hitting betting notes on Saturday's action in the National League:

Colorado Rockies at Washington Nationals (-126, 7.5)


Hot pitcher: Colorado stater Jhoulys Chacin was a model of efficiency against Philadelphia on Sunday, allowing two runs while throwing just 86 pitches over 8 2/3 innings.

Cold pitcher: Nats hurler Dan Haren allowed four runs in six innings on Monday against the Phillies, dropping to 0-5 with two no-decisions over his last seven starts.

Weather: Sunny skies and temperatures in the low-80s. Winds will blow out to left field at six mph.

Key betting stat: The Rockies 2-6 since shortstop Troy Tulowitzki suffered a broken rib.

Miami Marlins at San Francisco Giants (-149, 7.5)


Hot pitcher: Marlins rookie Jacob Turner has allowed just one home run in his first 25 innings this season.

Cold pitcher:
Giants closer Jeremy Affeldt is tied for NL lead with four blown saves this season.

Weather:
Temperatures in the high-60s and wind blowing out to right field at 13 mph.

Key betting stat: The Marlins have won seven of their last nine games overall against the Giants.

New York Mets at Philadelphia Phillies (-116, 8.5)


Hot pitcher: Since being called up from Las Vegas, Mets prospect Carlos Torres has given up just one hit in 5 1/3 innings of work out of the pen.

Cold pitcher: The Phillies have torched Mets starter Dillon Gee for 11 runs already this season, contributing to his 2-3 record and 7.49 ERA against Philadelphia in eight career appearances (seven starts).

Weather: Sunny skies and temperatures in the mid-80s. Winds will blow out to center field at eight mph.

Key betting stat: The over is 5-1 in Gee's last six starts vs. the Phillies.

Atlanta Braves at Milwaukee Brewers (+138, 8.5)


Hot pitcher: Brewers reliever Francisco Rodriguez has given up just one earned run this season and boasts a WHIP of 0.70.

Cold pitcher: Braves starter Tim Hudson is mired in one of the longest victory droughts of his career, going 0-5 over his last eight starts.

Weather:
Retractable roof.

Key betting stat: The Braves are 0-7 in the last seven meetings in Milwaukee.

Los Angeles Dodgers at San Diego Padres (+102, 7.5)

Hot pitcher: In his last two starts, Padres starter Edinson Volquez has yielded a total of four runs in 12 frames.

Cold pitcher: Dodgers starter Zack Greinke gave up five runs on eight hits in five innings in last outing against the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Weather: Skies will be mostly clear and sunny and temperatures will be in the mid-60s. Wind will blow from left to right at five mph.

Key betting stat:
San Diego has won eight straight home games.

Cincinnati Reds at Arizona Diamondbacks (-117, 8)

Hot pitcher:
Reds starter Mike Leake posted another gem Monday against Pittsburgh, which managed just a run and six hits in seven frames.

Cold pitcher: Reds reliever Curtis Partch was torched in his one inning of work Friday. Partch surrendered four runs on three hits and walked a pair of batters.

Weather:
Retractable roof.

Key betting stat: The Diamondbacks are 8-1 in Corbin's last nine home starts.

Interleague

Houston Astros at Chicago Cubs (-139, N/A)

Hot pitcher: Cubbies starter Travis Wood owns a 3-2 mark while yielding just two homers in nine career outings against Houston.

Cold pitcher: 'Stros pitcher Bud Norris saw his losing skid extend to three games after yielding four runs on eight hits in six innings in a 4-2 setback to the Chicago White Sox on Monday.

Weather: There will be a 40 percent chance of thunderstorms. Temperatures will be in the low-90s and winds will blow out to left field at 13 mph.

Key betting stat: The Cubs are 0-4 in their last four games with Ron Kulpa behind home plate calling balls and strikes.

Texas Rangers at St. Louis Cardinals (-174, 8)

Hot pitcher:
Cards starter Shelby Miller is 5-1 with a 0.99 ERA in seven home outings.

Cold pitcher:
Rangers starter Martin Perez will make his second start this season. He allowed four runs (three earned) and nine hits over 5 1/3 innings taking the loss against the Diamondbacks in his previous outing.

Weather: Temperatures in the mid-80s and a 30 percent chance of rain. Winds will blow from right to left at 10 mph.

Key betting stat: The under is 6-1-1 in the Rangers' last eight games versus a right-handed starter.

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