Wednesday's MLB National League betting cheat sheet

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

Pittsburgh Pirates at Washington Nationals (-141, 7)

Hot pitching stat: Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasburg is 2-0 with 35 strikeouts in 20 innings over three outings against the Pirates.

Hot batting stat: Pittsburgh C Russell Martin had three hits Tuesday and is 5-for-7 in the series.

Weather: Temperatures in the high 70s with a 22 percent chance of early thundershowers and winds blowing north at 7 mph.

Key betting note: Pirates are 8-1 in their last nine games as road underdogs.

Los Angeles Dodgers at Toronto Blue Jays (-111, 9.5)

Key pitching stat: Jays RHP Esmil Rogers is 0-1 with a 5.52 ERA and 31 strikeouts in 31 career innings against the Dodgers.

Key batting stat: Blue Jays RF Jose Bautista returned to the No. 3 spot in the batting order Tuesday and went 2-for-4 with a homer. The two-time major-league home run champion had hit second in 15 straight games.

Weather: Temperatures in the high 50s with winds blowing north at 17 mph with the roof of Rogers Centre open.

Key betting note: The Dodgers are 7-0 in their last seven games as underdogs.

Atlanta Braves at New York Mets (+119, 7.5)

Hot pitching stat: Atlanta pitcher Tim Hudson is 16-10 with a 3.52 ERA in 29 career starts against New York.

Hot batting stat: Mets 1B Ike Davis has RBIs in consecutive games for the first time since April 18-19.

Weather: Temperatures in the high 70s with a 20 percent chance of rain early on. Winds blowing NNW at 8 mph.

Key betting note: Braves are 6-1 in their last seven games following a loss.

San Diego Padres at Milwaukee Brewers (-150, 8.5)

Key pitching stat: Milwaukee's pitchers have given up 21 hits in the first two games of the series.

Key batting stat: San Diego’s sixth, seventh and eighth hitters combined to go 9-for-13 with five RBIs and four runs scored Tuesday.

Weather: Temperatures in the mid 60s with partly cloudy skies and winds blowing ENE at 5 mph.

Key betting note:
Under is 9-0 in Brewers' last nine home games.

Philadelphia Phillies at St. Louis Cardinals (-166, 8.5)

Key pitching stat:
Phillies LHP John Lannan has fared well in seven starts against the Cardinals, going 2-2 with a 2.53 ERA.

Key batting stat: The last time the Philies scored one run or fewer in three straight games was from May 25-27, 2010.

Weather: Temperatures in the high 70s with clear skies and winds blowing NNE at 6 mph.

Key betting note: Phillies are 0-4 in their last four games as underdogs between +151 to +200.

Miami Marlins at Colorado Rockies (-162, 9.5)

Key pitching stat: Rockies LHP Jorge De La Rosa has allowed three runs or fewer in each of his last seven starts, but is only 2-2 during that span.

Key batting stat: Marlins RF Giancarlo Stanton homered Tuesday and has seven in 31 at-bats at Coors Field.

Weather: Temperatures in the low 80s with a 43 percent chance of thundershowers and winds blowing south at 8 mph.

Key betting note: Under is 7-0 in Marlins' last seven games overall.

Chicago Cubs at Arizona Diamondbacks (-135, 8)

Key pitching stat: D-backs RHP Ian Kennedy has not won since June 1 and has absorbed the loss in each of his last three starts.

Key batting stat: Chicago rookie OF Junior Lake has homered in each of the first two games of the series and is 12-for-22 in his first five major-league contests.

Weather: Temperatures will be in the high 90s with a 10 percent chance of thundershowers and winds blowing west at 9 mph.

Key betting note: Over is 16-5 in umpire Angel Hernandez's last 21 games behind home plate.

Cincinnati Reds at San Francisco Giants (+104, 7.5)

Key pitching stat: Cincinnati punished starting pitchers Tim Lincecum, Eric Surkamp and Barry Zito in the first three games of the series, but they’ve failed to score in 16 innings against the Giants’ bullpen.

Key batting stat: Reds OF/INF Todd Frazier has recorded seven hits and six RBIs in the first three games of the series.

Weather: Temperatures in the high 59s with partly cloudy skies and winds blowing west at 11 mph.

Key betting note: Giants are 6-20 in their last 26 games as underdogs.

Odds, probable pitchers, stats and weather forecast as of 9:00 p.m. ET.

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