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.InterleagueToronto 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.