National League betting cheat sheet and tips

Check out our quick-hitting betting notes on Sunday's National League games:

Colorado Rockies at Washington Nationals (-125, 7.5)


Hot pitcher: Rockies starter Jorge De La Rosa has pitched exactly seven innings in his past three road starts starts, giving up a total of eight hits and one run.

Cold pitcher: Rockies reliever Matt Belisle has uncharacteristically allowed six earned runs in his last four innings pitched.

Weather: Temperatures in the low-80s and a 40 percent chance of thunderstorms. Winds will blow out to left field at 8 mph.

Key betting stat: De La Rosa has been amazing during daytime starts. He boasts a 4-0 ERA with a 1.11 ERA in five outings this season.

New York Mets at Philadelphia Phillies (+117, 7)

Hot pitcher: Mets starter Matt Harvey took a no-hitter into the seventh for the third time this season in Tuesday’s 4-3 road victory against the Atlanta Braves. He had his way with the Phillies in an April 8 win at Philadelphia, allowing one run and fanning nine over seven innings in a 7-2 triumph.

Cold pitcher: Philadelphia held a six-run lead through six innings Saturday, but the majors’ worst bullpen (4.67 ERA) caved and allowed the Mets to tie it in the ninth.

Weather: Temperatures in the low-80s and a 40 percent chance of thunderstorms. Winds will blow out to center field at 12 mph.

Key betting stat: The Mets are 6-0 in their last six road games vs. a left-handed starter.

Atlanta Braves at Milwaukee Brewers (+122, 8.5)

Hot pitcher: The Brewers have recorded three shutouts in the past seven contests after failing to notch one over the first 66 games of the season.

Cold pitcher: Braves starter Paul Maholm is winless in his last three outings despite surrendering a total of seven earned runs, but he hasn't been helped by Atlanta scoring only five runs in that span. The lefty has struggled mightily vs. Milwaukee with a 3-11 record in 22 starts.

Weather:
Roof should be open at Miller Park. Temperatures in the mid-80s with partly cloudy skies. Winds will blow from right to left at 16 mph.

Key betting stat: The Braves will look to avoid a three-game sweep and halt a 24-inning scoreless drought in Sunday's series finale. Atlanta has been shut out a major league-high 11 times after managing a total of six hits and losing the first two games by identical 2-0 scores.

Miami Marlins at San Francisco Giants (-203, 7)

Hot pitcher: Giants starter Matt Cain has posted a 1.31 ERA over his last three starts, and the Giants have won eight of his last 10 outings.

Cold pitcher: Lefty specialist Jeremy Affeldt has back-to-back blown saves and has yielded three earned runs in his last 1 2/3 innings pitched.

Weather: Temperatures in the low-60s and cloudy skies. Winds will blow out to center field at 11 mph.

Key betting stat: The Giants are 6-0 in Cain's last six starts as a favorite.

Los Angeles Dodgers at San Diego Padres (-155, 7.5)

Hot pitcher: Padres starter Andrew Cashner is 4-1 with a 2.65 ERA as a starter at home this season.

Cold pitcher: Dodgers reliever Matt Guerrier has allowed earned runs in three of his last four appearances.

Weather: Temperatures in the mid-60s and sunny skies. Winds will blow out to right field at 8 mph.

Key betting stat: The Dodgers are 0-5 in their last five Sunday games.

Cincinnati Reds at Arizona Diamondbacks (120, 8.5)

Hot pitcher: Diamondbacks reliever Brad Ziegler hasn't allowed a run in his last eight appearances (7 1/3 innings pitched).

Cold pitcher: Arizona reliever Heath Bell blew a save yesterday and has allowed at least a run in his last five appearances.

Weather: Roof could be closed due to extreme temperatures.

Key betting stat:
The over is 8-0 in Mat Latos' last eight starts as a favorite of -110 to -150.

INTERLEAGUE

Houston Astros at Chicago Cubs (-168, 9)

Hot pitcher:
Astros starter Jordan Lyles hasn't allowed more than two runs in any of his seven starts since his last defeat May 12 against Texas, and he has gone seven innings in his last three outings.

Cold pitcher: Cubs reliever James Russell has two blown saves and a 5.14 ERA in June.

Weather: Temperatures in the mid-80s with sunny skies. Winds will blow out to left field at 15 mph.

Key betting stat: The Cubs are 5-1 in their last six home interleague games.

Texas Rangers at St. Louis Cardinals (-180, 7.5)

See Covers Expert Steve Merril’s comprehensive betting preview for this game.

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