Friday's National League betting notes and tips

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

Los Angeles Dodgers at Washington Nationals
(-152, 7.5)

Cold pitching stat: Nats starter Stephen Strasburg was torched for seven runs on five hits and four walks over two innings of work in an 8-3 loss to the Miami Marlins his last time out.

Cold batting stat:
Nats SS Ian Desmond is just 3-for-16 with six strikeouts in his career versus Dodgers SP Ricky Nolasco.

Weather: Temperatures in the high-80s and partly cloudy skies. Winds will blow out to right field at 10 mph.

Key betting note:
The Dodgers are 8-3 in the last 11 meetings.


Philadelphia Phillies at New York Mets
(-117, 8)

Hot pitching stat: Phils starter Kyle Kendrick is 2-0 with a 1.20 ERA in two starts versus the Mets this season.

Hot batting stat: Phillies rookie Domonic Brown is 4-for-4 with one homer and five RBIs versus Hefner.

Weather: Temperatures in the high-80s and partly cloudy skies. Winds will blow out to right field at 12 mph.

Key betting note: The Mets are 1-6 in SP Jeremy Hefner's last seven starts vs. National League East.


Pittsburgh Pirates at Cincinnati Reds (-114, 8)

Hot pitching stat: The Pirates have won SP Francisco Liriano's last four starts.

Cold batting stat: Pirates OF Andrew McCutchen is hitting just .211 (8-for-38) in his career against Reds SP Mike Leake.

Weather: Temperatures in the low-80s and clear skies. Winds will blow from right field to left field at 9 mph.

Key betting note: The under is 19-7-5 in the last 31 meetings.


Miami Marlins at Milwaukee Brewers
(-142, 8)

Hot pitching stat: Brewers starter Kyle Lohse is 3-0 in his last three home starts.

Hot batting stat: Marlins IF Placido Polanco is 11-for-31 (.355) in his career versus Lohse.

Weather: Retractable roof could be closed due to a 40 percent chance of thunderstorms.

Key betting note: The under is 7-1 in the Brewers' last eight games overall.


San Diego Padres at St. Louis Cardinals
(-170, 9)

Cold pitching stat: The Padres are 0-4 in SP Jason Marquis' last four starts.

Cold batting stat: San Diego OF Carlos Quentin is 2-for-14 (.143) in his career versus Cards' SP Jake Westbrook.

Weather: Temperatures in the high-80s and clear skies. Winds will blow out to left field at 8 mph.

Key betting note: The Padres are 0-8 in their last eight vs. a team with a winning record.


Chicago Cubs at Colorado Rockies (-141, 9)

Hot pitching stat: The Rockies are 4-0 in SP Jorge De La Rosa's last four starts vs. National League Central foes.

Hot batting stat:
Cubs OF Alfonso Soriano has blasted seven of his 16 home runs this season in July.

Weather: Temperatures in the mid-70s and a 50 percent chance of thunderstorms. Winds will blow from right field to left field at 6 mph.

Key betting note: The over is 10-2 in the last 12 meetings in Colorado.


Arizona Diamondbacks at San Francisco Giants
(-118, 7.5)

Cold pitching stat: The Diamondbacks have lost seven of SP Ian Kennedy's last nine outings.

Hot batting stat: Giants 1B Brandon Belt has four home runs against Arizona this season. He does not have more than one homer against any other team.

Weather: Temperatures in the high-50s and clear skies. Winds will blow out to center field at 9 mph.

Key betting note:
The over is 13-3 in the Diamondbacks' last 16 road games vs. a right-handed starter.

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