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Saturday's National League betting cheat sheet

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

St. Louis Cardinals at Chicago Cubs
(+114, 8)

Hot pitching stat: Cubs left-hander Travis Wood is tied for second in the National League with 20 quality starts - including two against the Cardinals earlier in the season.

Cold batting stat: Chicago 1B Anthony Rizzo has just one home run since Aug. 1, and hasn't registered a multi-hit game in that span.

Weather: Temperatures will be in the mid-70s with sunny skies. Wind will blow in from right field at 10 mph.

Key betting note: The Cardinals are 1-7 in their last eight games against a left-handed starter.


Arizona Diamondbacks at Pittsburgh Pirates (-157, 7.5)

Hot pitching stat
: Pirates right-hander Jeff Locke has surrendered more than three runs in a game just once since April 18.

Hot batting stat: Diamondbacks 1B Paul Goldschmidt has eight home runs and 16 RBIs in 25 games since the All-Star break.

Weather: Temperatures will be in the high-70s with partly cloudy skies. Wind will blow in from center field at 9 mph.

Key betting note: The under is 7-2-1 in the Diamondbacks' last ten road games.


Los Angeles Dodgers at Philadelphia Phillies  (+183, 7.5)

Cold pitching stat: Dodgers left-hander Clayton Kershaw is 0-4 with a 4.31 ERA in eight career starts against Philadelphia; the Phillies and Atlanta Braves are the only NL teams he has never beaten.

Hot batting stat: Los Angeles 1B Adrian Gonzalez has torched the Phillies in his career, batting .312 with 14 home runs in 44 games.

Weather: Temperatures will be in the mid-70s with mostly cloudy skies. Wind will blow from right field to left field at 5 mph.

Key betting note:
The under is 6-0 in the Dodgers' last six Saturday games.


San Francisco Giants at Miami Marlins (+118, 7)

Hot pitching stat:
Marlins right-hander Henderson Alvarez is 2-1 with a 2.77 ERA and has yet to surrender a home run in 26 innings at home.

Cold batting stat: Miami rookie OF Jake Marisnick is batting .200 with 21 strikeouts over his first 75 major-league at-bats.

Weather: Temperatures will be in the low-90s with partly cloudy skies. Wind will blow in from center field at 10 mph.

Key betting note:
The Giants are 1-11 in their last 12 road games against an opponent with a losing home record.


Washington Nationals at Atlanta Braves  (-111, 7)

Hot pitching stat: Nationals right-hander Stephen Strasburg has recorded quality starts in three of his four meetings with the Braves this season, though he has just two losses and a no-decision to show for them.

Cold batting stat: Washington 1B Adam LaRoche, drafted by Atlanta in 2000, is hitting just .190 in 231 career at-bats against the Braves.

Weather: Temperatures will be in the high-60s with a 60 percent chance of showers or thunderstorms. Wind will blow from right to left field at 9 mph.

Key betting note: Atlanta is 10-1 in left-hander Mike Minor's last 11 Saturday starts.


Cincinnati Reds at Milwaukee Brewers  (+137, 8)

Hot pitching stat: Cincinnati right-hander Mat Latos is 4-0 with a 1.32 ERA since the All-Star break, and is coming off back-to-back scoreless efforts against the Oakland Athletics and Chicago Cubs.

Cold batting stat: Reds 2B Brandon Phillips is batting just .243 since the break, while his .654 second-half OPS is almost 100 points lower than what he posted in the first half.

Weather: Temperatures will be in the mid-70s under sunny skies. Wind will blow in from center field at 5 mph.

Key betting note:
Under is 19-6-2 in the last 27 meetings.


New York Mets at San Diego Padres (-116, 7)

Cold pitching stat: Padres right-hander Edinson Volquez was torched by the Mets in his first start of the season, surrendering six runs on six hits in three innings back on April 1.

Cold batting stat: San Diego hits just .237 as a team at home, good for 27th in the majors.

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

Key betting note:
The under is 7-0-1 in the Mets' last eight games against teams with losing records.


** Odds, stats, probable starters and weather forecast as of 12:29 ET.

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