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Monday's MLB National League betting cheat sheet

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

New York Mets at Atlanta Braves (-215, 8.5)

Cold pitching stat:
Mets right-hander Daisuke Matsuzaka is 0-2 with an 8.68 ERA in two starts since joining the club.

Hot batting stat:
Braves OF B.J. Upton batted .269 in August, his best monthly mark of the season.

Weather: Temperatures will be in the high-80s with a 40 percent chance of showers or thunderstorms. Wind will blow out to right field at 4 mph.

Key betting note: The under is 7-1 in Atlanta's last eight series openers.


St. Louis Cardinals at Cincinnati Reds (-114, 7.5)

Cold pitching stat: Cardinals right-hander Adam Wainwright was trounced by the Reds in their previous encounter five days ago, tagged for nine runs on eight hits while lasting just two innings.

Cold batting stat: St. Louis SS Pete Kozma batted .063 with 13 strikeouts in 48 August at-bats.

Weather: Temperatures will be in the mid-80s with a 30 percent chance of showers or thunderstorms. Wind will blow out to left-center field at 6 mph.

Key betting note: The Reds have won right-hander Mat Latos' last six Monday starts.


Pittsburgh Pirates at Milwaukee Brewers (+123, 8.5)

Hot pitching stat:
Pirates right-hander Charlie Morton limited Milwaukee to an unearned run over 6 2/3 innings last time out, and has put together five consecutive quality starts.

Hot batting stat: Pittsburgh OF Pedro Alvarez has five homers and 11 RBIs in 14 games against the Brewers this season.

Weather: Temperatures will be in the low-70s with partly cloudy skies. Wind will blow from left to right field at 8 mph.

Key betting note: Pittsburgh has won nine of its last 54 games in Milwaukee.


Miami Marlins at Chicago Cubs
(-135, 7)

Cold pitching stat: Cubs left-hander Travis Wood is 1-2 with a 10.93 ERA and five home runs surrendered in 14 career innings against the Marlins.

Cold batting stat: Marlins SS Adeiny Hechavarria batted just .196 with 20 strikeouts in 102 at-bats in August.

Weather: Temperatures will be in the mid-70s with partly cloudy skies. Wind will blow in from left field at 11 mph.

Key betting note:
The under is 7-0 in Miami's last seven road games against teams with losing records.


San Francisco Giants at San Diego Padres (-135, 8)

Cold pitching stat: Giants left-hander Barry Zito has lost back-to-back starts, allowing 11 runs over 7 2/3 innings in that span.

Hot batting stat: Padres OF Chris Denorfia is 7-for-19 with a homer and five RBIs against Zito.

Weather: Temperatures will be in the mid-70s with partly cloudy skies. Wind will blow in from left field at 7 mph.

Key betting note: The over is 21-5 in the last 26 meetings in San Diego.


Los Angeles Dodgers at Colorado Rockies (+197, 9)

Hot pitching stat: Dodgers left-hander Clayton Kershaw is 5-2 with a 1.07 ERA and just two home runs surrendered in eight second-half starts.

Cold batting stat: Los Angeles SS Hanley Ramirez batted just .254 with a .293 on-base percentage in 19 games in August.

Weather: Temperatures will be in the high-80s with partly cloudy skies. Wind will blow out to center field at 3 mph.

Key betting note: The Dodgers have won Kershaw's last six road starts against teams with losing records.


Washington Nationals at Philadelphia Phillies (+112, 6.5)

Hot pitching stat: Nationals right-hander Stephen Strasburg went the distance on a four-hit shutout - the first of his career - in his last meeting with Philadelphia back on Aug. 11.

Cold batting stat: Phillies SS Jimmy Rollins is just 2-for-16 in his career versus Strasburg.

Weather: Temperatures will be in the high-70s with a 55 percent chance of thunderstorms. Wind will be calm.

Key betting note: Philadelphia is 19-7 in starter Cole Hamels' last 26 meetings with the Nationals.


Interleague

Toronto Blue Jays at Arizona Diamondbacks (-151, 9)

Hot pitching stat: Diamondbacks right-hander Brandon McCarthy is 2-1 with a 0.93 ERA over his last four home starts.

Hot batting stat: Blue Jays 3B Brett Lawrie finished with 37 hits in August, the highest single-month total of his career.

Weather: Temperatures will exceed 100 under partly cloudy skies. Wind will blow out to right-center field at 6 mph.

Key betting note: The over is 35-15-2 in Arizona's last 52 interleague home games against right-handed starters.



** Odds, probable starters, stats and weather forecast as of 12:44 p.m. ET.

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Posted by maurice88
11 months ago

Good stuff...
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Posted by maurice88
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"Good stuff... "