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Monday's National League betting cheat sheet and tips

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

St. Louis Cardinals at Pittsburgh Pirates (-144, 7)

Hot pitching stat: Cards starter Jake Westbrook went six strong innings in his last start against the Pirates on April 17. He gave up six hits but K'd six and did not allow a run.

Cold batting stat: Pirates star OF Andrew McCutcheon is batting .188 (3-for-16) against the Cardinals this season. It is his worst average against any team in the majors this season.

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

Key betting note: The Cardinals are 1-8 in Westbrook's last nine road starts versus a team with a winning record.


Colorado Rockies at Atlanta Braves (-135, 7.5)

Cold pitching stat: Braves pitcher Brandon Beachy is scheduled to make his first appearance of the season Monday. He made one start against the Rockies at Turner Field in 2012, lasting 6 1/3 innings and allowing two ER en route to a 7-2 victory.

Hot batting stat: With a home run Sunday, Rockies SS Troy Tulowitzki has now homered in back-to-back games.

Weather: Temperatures will be in the low-80s with partly cloudy skies. Wind will blow in from left field at 5 mph.

Key betting note: The Rockies are 2-9 in the last 11 meetings.


New York Mets at Miami Marlins (-113, 7)

Cold pitching stat: Mets starter Jeremy Hefner is 0-2 with an 18.47 ERA over his last two starts.

Hot batting stat: Marlins star OF Giancarlo Stanton continues his torrid pace at the dish. Stanton is 9-for-13 (.692) over his last four games. He has four doubles and two homers over that span.

Weather: Temperatures will be in the low-90s and wind will blow in from center field at 7 mph.

Key betting note: The Mets are 1-5 in the last six meetings in Miami.


Milwaukee Brewers at Chicago Cubs (-121, 7)

Cold pitching stat: Cubs starter Jeff Samardzija took the loss in his only 2013 start against the Brewers on April 19. He lasted seven innings, giving up five runs on six hits en route to the 5-4 loss.

Hot batting stat:
Cubs OF David DeJesus is a career .462 hitter (12-for-26) against Brewers scheduled starter Kyle Lohse. He has a double, triple, homer and four RBIs versus the veteran righty.

Weather: Temperatures will be in the low-70s with partly cloudy skies. Wind will blow from right field to left field at 6 mph.

Key betting note:
The Brewers are 7-23 in their last 30 versus the National League Central.


Cincinnati Reds at San Diego Padres (+137, 7.5)

Hot pitching stat: Reds starter Mike Leake is 3-0 with a 2.70 ERA over his last three starts.

Cold batting stat: The Reds were 4-for-26 with runners in scoring position in their four-game series versus the Los Angeles Dodgers. They dropped three of the four games.

Weather:
Temperatures will be in the mid-60s with partly cloudy skies and 10 percent chance of rain. Wind will blow in from left field at 3 mph.

Key betting note: The Reds are 8-1 in Leake's last nine road starts.


Click here for the American League cheat sheet.


** Odds, probable starting pitchers and weather forecasts as of 12:44 p.m. ET.

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