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Sunday's National League betting cheat sheet and tips

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

Pittsburgh Pirates at Miami Marlins (-105, 6.5)

Hot pitching stat: Marlins starter Jose Fernandez is 2-1 with a 2.00 ERA in four July starts.

Hot batting stat:
Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton snapped his recent July funk by going a combined 7-for-10 with one homer and three doubles over his previous three games.

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

Key betting note: The Marlins are 5-0 in Fernandez's last five home starts.


New York Mets at Washington Nationals (-147, 8)

Hot pitching stat: Mets starter Carlos Torres will be making his third straight start since coming out of the bullpen to join the rotation. He is 1-0 with a 1.64 ERA through his first two starts.

Cold batting stat: Mets star 3B David Wright is 2-for-10 through the first three games of the series with the Nats.

Weather:
There is a 40 percent chance of thunderstorms in the forecast. Temperatures will be in the mid-80s and wind will blow out to left field at 9 mph.

Key betting note:
The under is 4-1 in Nats SP Taylor Jordan's last five starts overall.


Chicago Cubs at San Francisco Giants (-145, 7)


Cold pitching stat:
Giants starter Tim Lincecum was shelled in his first start following his July 13 no-hitter. The Reds touched him up for eight ER on nine hits in just 3 2/3 innings of work in an 11-0 loss on July 22.

Hot batting stat:
Cubs SS Starlin Castro is 7-for-16 (.438), including one homer and five RBIs, in his career versus Lincecum.

Weather: Temperatures will be in the high-50s with sunny skies. Wind will blow out to left-center field at 12 mph.

Key betting note: The Cubs are 1-6 in SP Travis Wood's last seven starts versus the National League West.


San Diego Padres at Arizona Diamondbacks (-190, 8.5)

Hot pitching stat: DBacks starter Patrick Corbin is 2-0 with a 2.77 ERA in two starts versus the Padres this season.

Hot batting stat: Padres OF Chris Denorfia is 7-for-13 with two doubles and three solo homers in his career against Corbin.

Weather: Temperatures will be in the low-100s with sunny skies. Wind will blow from left field to right field at 5 mph.

Key betting note:
The Padres are 1-10 in their last 11 during Game 3 of a series.


Milwaukee Brewers at Colorado Rockies (-177, 9.5)

Hot pitching stat: Rockies starter Jhoulys Chacin is 6-2 with a 2.19 ERA over his last eight starts.

Hot batting stat: Two of Brewers OF Norichika Aoki 15 career home runs have come against Chacin. He is 3-for-5 with a BB in his career against the righty.

Weather: There is a 40 percent chance of thunderstorms in the forecast. Temperatures will be in the low-70s and wind will blow from right field to left field at 7 mph.

Key betting note: The Brewers are 6-20 in their last 26 during Game 3 of a series.


Cincinnati Reds at Los Angeles Dodgers (+100, 7.5)

Cold pitching stat: Dodgers starter Chris Capuano has surrendered exactly five earned runs in three of his previous four outings.

Hot batting stat: Dodgers SS Hanley Ramirez is batting .380 with five homers and 15 RBIs in July.

Weather: Temperatures in the low-70s and sunny skies. Wind will blow out to center field at 8 mph.

Key betting note:
The over is 5-1-1 in Reds SP Tony Cingrani's last seven road starts.


St. Louis Cardinals at Atlanta Braves (+105, 7.5)

Cold pitching stat: Braves starter Kris Medlen is 1-3 with an ERA of 7.40 in four July starts.

Cold batting stat:
The Cards are hitting a dismal .102 (6-for-59) after the first two games of the series.

Weather: Temperatures will be in the low-80s with partly cloudy skies. Wind will blow from left field to right field at 4 mph.

Key betting note: The home team is 6-0 in umpire Paul Emmel's last six games behind home plate.

Click here to read Steve Merril's Sunday Night Baseball preview of the Cards at Braves.



**Odds, probable starters, stats and weather forecast as of 12:41 p.m. ET.

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