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Friday's National League betting notes and tips

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

New York Mets at Washington Nationals (-235, 7.5) (Game 1)

Cold pitching stat: Mets starter Jenrry Mejia will make his first start of the season in the opener of Friday's double header. He requires surgery in the offseason to remove bone chips from his elbow.

Cold batting stat: Mets 1B Ike Davis is 4-for-19 (.211) with five strikeouts in his career versus Nats starter Jordan Zimmermann.

Weather: Temperatures will be in the low-80s with sunny skies. Wind will blow from left field to right field at 2 mph.

Key betting note: The Mets are 3-7 in their last 10 opening games of a double-header.


New York Mets at Washington Nationals (+111, 7) (Game 2)

Hot pitching stat: Mets ace Matt Harvey is 1-0 in two starts versus the Nats this season. He has a 1.29 ERA and has held Washington bats to an average of .143.

Cold batting stat: Nats slugger Bryce Harper is 0-for-6 with two strikeouts in his career versus Harvey.

Weather: Temperatures in the low-80s with mostly sunny skies. Wind will blow out to left field at 4 mph.

Key betting note: The Mets are 4-1 in Harvey's last five road starts.


Pittsburgh Pirates at Miami Marlins (+148, 7.5)

Hot pitching stat: Pirates starter Jeff Locke is coming off a very good outing as he threw six innings of one-hit ball in his last start against the Cincinnati Reds on July 21.

Cold batting stat:
Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton is batting a paltry .179 in the month of July.

Weather: The roof could be closed in Miami due to a 40 percent chance of thunderstorms. Temperatures will be in the low-90s and wind will blow out to left field at 9 mph.

Key betting note:
The under is 20-6 in the last 26 meetings.


St. Louis Cardinals at Atlanta Braves (+102, 7)

Cold pitching stat: Braves starter Mike Minor is 3-3 with a 3.50 ERA at home compared to 6-2 with a 2.47 ERA on the road.

Hot pitching stat: Cards slugger Carlos Beltran is 4-for-7 with one homer and three RBIs in his career versus Minor.

Weather:
Temperatures will be in the mid-80s with partly cloudy skies. Wind will blow from right field to left field at 2 mph. There is a 20 percent chance of rain in the forecast.

Key betting note:
The Cardinals are 11-1 in SP Adam Wainwright's last 12 starts as a road favorite.


Milwaukee Brewers at Colorado Rockies (-142, 9.5)

Hot pitching stat: Brewers starter Wily Peralta is 2-0 with a 0.31 ERA in four July starts. The Brewers are 4-0 in his starts this month.

Cold batting stat: Brewers SS Jean Segura has zero homers and just six RBIs in the month of July.

Weather: There is a 30 percent chance of thunderstorms in the forecast. Temperatures in the high-70s and wind blowing out to left field at 6 mph.

Key betting note: The over is 6-0 in the last six meetings.


San Diego Padres at Arizona Diamondbacks (-137, 8.5)

Cold pitching stat: Padres starter Eric Stults is 0-3 with a 7.71 ERA in his last three road starts this season.

Hot batting stat: DBacks 3B Martin Prado is 6-for-17 (.353) lifetime versus Stults.

Weather: Temperatures in the mid-100s with partly cloudy skies. Wind will blow from left field to right field at 4 mph.

Key betting note: The Padres are 3-12 in their last 15 road games.


Cincinnati Reds at Los Angeles Dodgers (-180, 6.5)


Cold pitching stat: Reds starter Homer Bailey is 0-3 with a 5.50 ERA in his three starts since throwing a no-hitter on July 2.

Hot batting stat: Reds 2B Brandon Phillips is 7-for-16 (.438) in his career versus Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw.

Weather: Partly cloudy skies and temperatures in the low-70s. Wind will blow out to right field at 5 mph.

Key betting note: The Dodgers are 7-1 in Kershaw's last eight starts versus the National League Central.


Chicago Cubs at San Francisco Giants (-161, 7)


Cold pitching stat: David DeJesus and Starlin Castro each hit solo homers as the Cubs beat the Giants 4-3 in San Fran SP Matt Cain's last start against Chicago.

Hot batting stat: The Giants roster is batting a collective .333 (31-for-93) against Cubs starter Edwin Jackson.

Weather: Temperatures will be in the mid-50s with sunny skies. Wind will blow out to center field at 10 mph.

Key betting note: The Cubs are 2-10 in the last 12 meetings.


** Odds, probable starters, stats and weather forecast as of 12:44 p.m. ET.

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