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Monday's National League betting cheat sheet

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

Cincinnati Reds at St. Louis Cardinals (-106, 8.5)

Cold pitching stat: Reds right-hander Mike Leake is 2-4 with a 5.77 ERA in seven starts and one relief appearance against St. Louis.

Cold batting stat:
Cardinals OF Carlos Beltran is just 2-for-18 in his career versus Leake.

Weather:
Temperatures will be in the high-90s under mostly sunny skies. Wind will blow out to left field at 9 mph.

Key betting note:
Cincinnati is 13-3 in its last 16 Monday games.


Philadelphia Phillies at New York Mets (+116, 7)

Hot pitching stat: Mets right-hander Zack Wheeler has surrendered five runs over his last three starts, a span of 19 innings.

Hot batting stat:
New York OF Marlon Byrd is a .357 career hitter in 28 at-bats against Phillies starter Cliff Lee.

Weather:
Temperatures will be in the high-70s with a 60 percent chance of showers or thunderstorms. Wind will blow out to right field at 8 mph.

Key betting note:
The under is 13-3 in Lee's last 16 starts against the National League East.


San Francisco Giants at Colorado Rockies (-149, 10.5)

Hot pitching stat: Giants left-hander Barry Zito has enjoyed plenty of success in his career against the Rockies, going 8-4 with a 2.98 ERA in 22 starts and two relief appearances.

Cold batting stat:
Members of the San Francisco roster are hitting a collective .246 with zero home runs in 61 at-bats against Rockies starter Juan Nicasio.

Weather:
Temperatures will be in the low-80s with a with partly cloudy skies. Wind will blow out to right field at 6 mph.

Key betting note: The over is 7-1 in Nicasio's last eight home starts against a team with a losing record.


San Diego Padres at Arizona Diamondbacks
(-127, 8.5)

Cold pitching stat: Arizona right-hander Brandon McCarthy has dropped five straight starts and has been particularly bad in his last two turns, allowing 11 runs over eight innings in that span.

Hot batting stat:
Diamondbacks OF A.J. Pollock broke out of a prolonged slump Sunday against Philadelphia, going 3-for-4 with a three-run homer.

Weather:
Due to a 40 percent chance of thunderstorms, the roof could be closed at Chase Field.

Key betting note:
Arizona has lost seven of its last nine games against division foes.


Chicago Cubs at Los Angeles Dodgers
(-250, 7)

Hot pitching stat: Dodgers right-hander Zack Greinke is 4-0 with a 1.29 ERA over his last five starts.

Hot batting stat:
Cubs SS Starlin Castro is 4-for-12 with three walks in his career against Greinke.

Weather:
Temperatures will be in the high-70s under cloudy skies. Wind will blow out to right field at 5 mph.

Key betting note:
The Dodgers have won seven straight meetings.


** Odds, probable starters and weather forecast as of 9:12 a.m. ET Monday.

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