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Monday's National League betting cheat sheet

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


Colorado Rockies at Philadelphia Phillies (-125, 9.5)

Cold pitching stat:
Phillies right-hander Ethan Martin has surrendered at least one home run in each of his three major-league starts.

Hot batting stat: Rockies 3B Nolan Arenado hit 5-for-12 with four RBIs in a three-game series against Philadelphia back in mid-June.

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

Key betting note: The Phillies are 3-18 in their last 21 games against a right-handed starter.


Arizona Diamondbacks at Cincinnati Reds (-171, 8)

Hot pitching stat: Reds right-hander Bronson Arroyo has allowed just one run on six hits over his past two starts, striking out 14 without walking a batter.

Hot batting stat:
Diamondbacks 2B Aaron Hill is enjoying his hottest stretch of the season, recording eight multi-hit efforts over his last 10 games.

Weather: Temperatures will be in the high-70s under partly cloudy skies. Wind will blow in from left field at 3 mph.

Key betting note: The under is 32-8-5 in the last 45 meetings in Cincinnati.


Los Angeles Dodgers at Miami Marlins
(+104, 6.5)

Hot pitching stat: Dodgers left-hander Hyun-Jin Ryu has won each of his last five starts, posting a 2.56 ERA and 28 strikeouts in 31 2/3 innings over that stretch.

Cold batting stat: The Marlins rank last in the majors in runs scored, hits, home runs, batting average, slugging and OPS.

Weather: Temperatures will be in the low-90s with a 20 percent chance of a shower or thunderstorm. Wind will blow in from left field at 9 mph.

Key betting note: The Dodgers have won each of Ryu's last nine starts against a team with a losing record.


Washington Nationals at Chicago Cubs (+115, 8)

Cold pitching stat:
Cubs right-hander Jeff Samardzija is 1-2 with a 5.09 ERA in six starts since the All-Star break.

Hot batting stat:
Chicago 1B Anthony Rizzo batted 5-for-13 with three RBIs in a three-game series against the Nationals back in mid-May.

Weather:
Temperatures will be in the low-80s with clear skies. Wind will blow out to left-center field at 6 mph.

Key betting note:
The under is 9-1 in the last 10 meetings in Chicago.


St. Louis Cardinals at Milwaukee Brewers (+126, 8)

Hot pitching stat: Cardinals rookie right-hander Shelby Miller has dominated the Brewers in 2013, allowing one run on eight hits over two starts - both victories.

Hot batting stat: St. Louis 1B Allen Craig is batting .410 with a home run and eight RBIs in 10 games against Milwaukee in 2013.

Weather: Temperatures will be in the high-70s with sunny skies. Wind will blow from right field to left field at 7 mph.

Key betting note: The over is 5-1 in Brewers' SP Marco Estrada's last six Monday starts.


Pittsburgh Pirates at San Diego Padres (+117, 6.5)

Hot pitching stat: Pirates left-hander Francisco Liriano has allowed one earned run or fewer in seven of his last 10 starts - including a complete-game four-hitter in his previous outing against the St. Louis Cardinals.

Cold batting stat: OF Will Venable leads the club with 26 RBIs at home - the lowest team-leading total in the majors.

Weather: Temperatures will be in the high-60s with sunny skies. Wind will blow in from left field at 4 mph.

Key betting note: The over is 5-0 in San Diego right-hander Andrew Cashner's last five outings following a quality start in his previous appearance.


Interleague

Boston Red Sox at San Francisco Giants (+112, 7)

Cold pitching stat: Red Sox left-hander Jon Lester is 6-7 with a 4.72 ERA in 16 starts away from Fenway Park.

Cold batting stat: Giants SS Brandon Crawford is hitting just .202 with one home run in 124 at-bats against left-handed pitching in 2013.

Weather: Temperatures will be in the mid-60s with a 20 percent chance of a shower or thunderstorm. Wind will blow out to center field at 9 mph.

Key betting note: San Francisco is 4-17 in right-hander Tim Lincecum's last 21 series-opening starts.


** Odds, stats, probable starters and weather forecast as of 1:03 p.m. ET.

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