Wednesday's MLB National League betting cheat sheet

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

Chicago Cubs at Los Angeles Dodgers (-225, 8)


Cold pitching stat: Cubs right-hander Edwin Jackson has struggled of late, going 0-2 in his previous four starts while surrendering 20 runs over that stretch.

Hot batting stat: Chicago C Dioner Navarro has seven hits in 15 career-at bats against Dodgers starter Ricky Nolasco, with two double and a homer.

Weather: Clear skies are expected with temperatures in the mid-80s. Wind will blow out to right-center field at 4 mph.

Key betting note: The Dodgers are 8-1 in their last nine Wednesday games.

Milwaukee Brewers at Pittsburgh Pirates
(-161, 8)

Hot pitching stat:
Pirates right-hander Charlie Morton is enjoying his best stretch of the season, posting four consecutive quality starts while allowing just seven runs over 27 2/3 innings in that span.

Cold batting stat: Pittsburgh 3B Pedro Alvarez is 1-for-5 with three strikeouts in his career against Brewers starter Tom Gorzelanny.

Weather: Temperatures will be in the mid-70s with a 60 percent chance of showers or thunderstorms that will taper off by 8 pm. Wind will blow from left to right field at 4 mph.

Key betting note: The under is 14-3 in Morton's last 17 home starts.

Miami Marlins at Washington Nationals (-260, 7)

Cold pitching stat: Nationals right-hander Stephen Strasburg had one of the worst starts of his career in his last encounter with Miami, lasting just two innings while allowing seven runs on five hits and four walks.

Hot batting stat: Miami slugger Giancarlo Stanton has had the upper hand on Strasburg to date, going 7-for-17 with two homers and five RBIs in his career.

Weather: There is a 35 percent chance of thunderstorms in the forecast. Temperatures will be in the mid-80s while wind will be calm.

Key betting note: The under is 6-1-1 in Strasburg's last eight Wednesday starts.

Philadelphia Phillies at New York Mets
(+137, 7.5)

Hot pitching stat: Phillies left-hander Cole Hamels has surrendered a paltry 10 runs over his last six starts, though he's only 1-1 over that stretch.

Cold batting stat: Hamels has dominated Mets OF Lucas Duda, who is just 1-for-13 with seven strikeouts against him.

Weather: Temperatures will be in the high-70s with a 30 percent chance of showers or thunderstorms. Wind will blow out to left field at 5 mph.

Key betting note: The Mets have lost seven consecutive games against left-handed starters.

Cincinnati Reds at St. Louis Cardinals (-149, 7.5)

Cold pitching stat: Reds right-hander homer Bailey is just 3-9 with a 5.61 ERA in 15 career starts against the Cardinals.

Cold batting stat: Cardinals starter Adam Wainwright is one of the few pitchers to have contained Cincinnati 1B Joey Votto, holding him to three hits in 23 at-bats against him.

Weather: Temperatures will be in the high-80s with sunny skies. Wind will blow out to right field at 5 mph.

Key betting note: Cincinnati has lost Bailey's last seven road starts against St. Louis.

San Francisco Giants at Colorado Rockies (-104, 9)


Hot pitching stat: Giants right-hander Madison Bumgarner was masterful in his last encounter with the Rockies, limiting them to a run on four hits over seven innings of a 5-2 win.

Hot batting stat: San Francisco C Buster Posey has seven hits in 13 career at-bats against Colorado starter Jhoulys Chacin.

Weather: Temperatures will be in the mid-80s under partly cloudy skies. Wind will be calm.

Key betting note: The Giants have won just twice in their last 14 Wednesday games.

San Diego Padres at Arizona Diamondbacks (-177, 8.5)

Hot pitching stat: Diamondbacks starter Wade Miley has surrendered three runs or fewer in 14 of his last 15 starts, and has given up just three home runs in his previous seven outings.

Hot batting stat: Diamondbacks 3B Martin Prado has 11 RBIs in his last four games and 30 in the month of August - tops in the majors.

Weather: Temperatures will be in the high-90s under mostly cloudy skies. Wind will blow from left to right field at 4 mph.

Key betting note: The over is 6-0 in umpire Cory Blaser's last six games behind home plate.

Interleague

Cleveland Indians at Atlanta Braves (-112, 7.5)

Hot pitching stat: Indians right-hander Justin Masterson has been strong in back-to-back road starts, allowing four runs over 14 1/3 innings against Oakland and the Los Angeles Angels.

Hot batting stat: Braves OF B.J. Upton is 4-for-10 with a home run and four walks in his career against Masterson.

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

Key betting note: Cleveland has won 12 of its last 15 games against a lefty starter.

** Odds, probable starting pitchers, weather forecast and stats as of 1:15 p.m. ET Tuesday.

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