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Friday's National League betting cheat sheet

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

Arizona Diamondbacks at Philadelphia Phillies (-122, 7.5)

Hot pitching stat:
Phillies left-hander Cole Hamels has recorded five straight quality starts, allowing seven runs over 38 innings in that span.

Cold batting stat: Members of the Philadelphia roster are hitting just .235 with one RBI in 17 at-bats against DBacks starter Wade Miley.

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

Key betting note: Arizona has won just two of its last 13 visits to Philadelphia.


Colorado Rockies at Miami Marlins (+126, 7.5)

Cold pitching stat:
Miami right-hander Tom Koehler dominated Colorado in their last encounter July 22, allowing one run while scattering eight hits over seven innings of a 3-1 triumph.

Hot batting stat:
Marlins rookies OF Christian Yelich is 3-for-3 with a pair of RBIs in his career against Colorado starter Jhoulys Chacin.

Weather: With a 20 percent chance of a shower or thunderstorm, the roof at Marlins Park may be closed. Temperatures will be in the low-90s while the wind will blow in from center field at 9 mph.

Key betting note:
The under is 19-6-2 in Chacin's last 27 road starts.


Milwaukee Brewers at Cincinnati Reds (-194, 8.5)

Hot pitching stat:
Milwaukee right-hander Yovani Gallardo tamed the Reds in their previous meeting Saturday evening, allowing just three hits over 6 1/3 scoreless innings en route to a 2-0 win.

Hot batting stat: Reds 1B Joey Votto is a .310 career hitter with 16 home runs and 60 RBIs in 284 at-bats against Milwaukee.

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

Key betting note: Cincinnati is 2-9 in starter Homer Bailey's last 11 outings on four days' rest.


Atlanta Braves at St. Louis Cardinals (-156, 7)

Hot pitching stat:
Cardinals right-hander Adam Wainwright is 6-2 with a 3.09 ERA in eight starts and three relief appearances against Atlanta.

Cold batting stat:
Atlanta 2B Dan Uggla is 5-for-25 with eight strikeouts all-time against Wainwright.

Weather: Temperatures will be in the mid-80s with partly cloudy skies. Wind will blow in from right field at 7 mph.

Key betting note: The over is 11-2-1 in the Braves' last 14 road games against teams with winning records.


Chicago Cubs at San Diego Padres (-127, 7)

Hot pitching stat:
Padres right-hander Edinson Volquez has dominated the Cubs in his career, going 5-0 with a 2.76 ERA in seven starts.

Hot batting stat:
San Diego 1B Yonder Alonso is 5-for-9 with two doubles and one homer in his career against Chicago starter Edwin Jackson.

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

Key betting note:
San Diego is 11-1 in Volquez's last 12 starts against the National League Central.


Pittsburgh Pirates at San Francisco Giants (-143, 6.5)

Hot pitching stat:
Giants right-hander Madison Bumgarner is 4-3 with a 2.40 ERA and a .192 opposition batting average in 11 home starts.

Cold batting stat:
San Francisco 3B Pablo Sandoval has four hits in 21 at-bats against Pirates starter Charlie Morton.

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

Key betting note:
The under is 9-2 in Bumgarner's last 11 starts on grass.


Interleague

Detroit Tigers at New York Mets (+170, 8)

Hot pitching stat:
The Tigers are 3-1 in Doug Fister's four August starts.

Hot batting stat: New York 1B Ike Davis has a .310/.477/.536 slash line in the second half after going just .165/.255/.250 prior to the All-Star break.

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

Key betting note: The under is 10-1 in Fister's last 11 outings against teams with losing records.


Boston Red Sox at Los Angeles Dodgers (-109, 7.5)

Cold pitching stat:
Dodgers right-hander Ricky Nolasco is 1-2 with an 8.16 ERA in three career outings against the Red Sox.

Hot batting stat: Los Angeles OF Carl Crawford has had Boston starter John Lackey's number, batting .467 with two home runs and nine RBIs in 45 career at-bats against him.

Weather:
Temperatures will be in the mid-70s with sunny skies. Wind will blow out to right field at 5 mph.

Key betting note:
Boston is 80-29 in its last 109 interleague games against a right-handed starter.


** Odds, probable starters and weather forecast as of 12:56 p.m. ET.

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