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Friday's MLB National League betting cheat sheet

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

Atlanta Braves at Chicago Cubs
(+118, 9)

Cold pitching stat:
Braves left-hander Paul Maholm is just 4-8 with a 5.86 ERA in 15 road starts this season.

Hot batting stat:
Cubs SS Starlin Castro is a career 9-for-21 hitter with three doubles versus Maholm.

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 12 mph.

Key betting note:
Atlanta is 17-7 in its last 24 series openers.


Cincinnati Reds at Pittsburgh Pirates
(-111, 6.5)

Hot pitching stat: Pirates left-hander Francisco Liriano has surrendered just three runs over 12 innings in his last two starts.

Cold batting stat:
Reds OF Jay Bruce is batting just .148 with 17 strikeouts in 54 at-bats against the Pirates in 2013.

Weather:
Temperatures will be in the low-70s with a 35 percent chance of showers. Wind will blow from right to left field at 7 mph.

Key betting note:
Pittsburgh has won Liriano's last seven home starts.


New York Mets at Philadelphia Phillies
(-194, 7.5)

Hot pitching stat: Phillies lefty Cole Hamels is 4-0 in his last nine starts and has surrendered three or fewer earned runs in each of them.

Hot batting stat:
Mets OF Eric Young, Jr., is 7-for-17 in his career against Hamels.

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

Key betting note:
The under is 9-1-1 in Hamels' last 11 home starts.


Miami Marlins at Washington Nationals
(-265, 7)

Hot pitching stat: Nationals right-hander Jordan Zimmermann has won his last three starts, allowing just seven runs in 19 innings over that stretch.

Hot batting stat:
Washington OF Bryce Harper has homered twice in six at-bats against Marlins right-hander Jacob Turner.

Weather:
Temperatures will be in the low-70s with partly cloudy skies. Wind will blow out to left field at 6 mph.

Key betting note:
Miami has lost 10 of Turner's last 11 starts.


St. Louis Cardinals at Milwaukee Brewers
(+158, 9)

Hot pitching stat: Cardinals rookie right-hander Shelby Miller has dominated the Brewers, going 3-0 with a 1.08 ERA in four starts against them.

Hot batting stat:
St. Louis C Yadier Molina is hitting .364 with two home runs and nine RBIs in 55 at-bats against Milwaukee this season.

Weather:
Temperatures will be in the mid-60s with partly cloudy skies. Wind will blow out to left-center field at 7 mph.

Key betting note:
The Cardinals have won six of the last seven games in Milwaukee.


Arizona Diamondbacks at Colorado Rockies
(-128, 9.5)

Cold pitching stat: Rockies right-hander Jhoulys Chacin is 0-2 in his last three starts, allowing 11 runs over 18 innings in that span.

Hot batting stat:
Diamondbacks 1B Paul Goldschmidt has three home runs and 14 RBIs in 16 games against Colorado this season.

Weather:
Temperatures will be in the high-60s with sunny skies. Wind will be calm.

Key betting note:
Colorado is 6-1 in Chacin's last seven starts on four days' rest.


Los Angeles Dodgers at San Diego Padres
(-133, 7)


Cold pitching stat:
Dodgers right-hander Edinson Volquez is 0-1 with a 5.40 ERA in three starts and one relief appearance since joining Los Angeles from the San Diego Padres.
 
Cold batting stat:
Members of the San Diego roster are hitting just .129 in 31 at-bats against Volquez.

Weather:
Temperatures will be in the high-60s with sunny skies. Wind will blow from left to right field at 4 mph.

Key betting note:
The over is 10-2-1 in San Diego's last 13 Friday games.

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Posted by gaspipe
12 months ago

maholm is a lefty for braves
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Posted by gaspipe
12 months ago

"maholm is a lefty for braves"