Friday's MLB National League betting cheat sheet

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

Milwaukee Brewers at New York Mets (+100, 7)

Hot pitching stat: Mets right-hander Carlos Torres is 3-2 with a 2.40 ERA in four starts and 12 relief appearances at Citi Field this season.

Cold batting stat: New York 3B David Wright is 3-for-19 with eight strikeouts in his career against Brewers right-hander Yovani Gallardo.

Weather: Temperatures will be in the low-60s under partly cloudy skies. Wind will blow from right to left field at 4 mph.

Key betting note: Milwaukee is 8-1 in Gallardo's last nine starts as a road favorite.


Pittsburgh Pirates at Cincinnati Reds (-133, 7)

Hot pitching stat: Cincinnati right-hander Homer Bailey has fared well against Pittsburgh in his career, going 8-4 with a 2.69 ERA in 15 starts.

Cold batting stat: Pittsburgh OF Andrew McCutchen is a .242 hitter in 273 all-time at-bats against Cincinnati.

Weather: Temperatures will be in the low-70s with sunny skies. Wind will be calm.

Key betting note: Cincinnati is 9-2 in Bailey's last 11 starts with five days' rest.


Philadelphia Phillies at Atlanta Braves (-130, 6.5)

Hot pitching stat: Phillies left-hander Cliff Lee dazzled the Braves in their last encounter, limiting them to a run on two hits while fanning 10 over eight innings of a 2-1 victory.

Hot batting stat: Philadelphia 2B Chase Utley is a .429 career hitter with a homer and a double in 14 at-bats against Braves starter Kris Medlen.

Weather: Temperatures will be in the high-60s under sunny skies. Wind will blow from right to left field at 5 mph.

Key betting note: The Phillies are 19-4 in Lee's last 23 road starts against teams with winning records.


Chicago Cubs at St. Louis Cardinals
(-180, 7)

Cold pitching stat: Cubs left-hander Travis Wood is 3-4 with a 4.80 ERA and 12 home runs allowed in 10 career starts versus the Cardinals.

Hot batting stat: Chicago SS Starlin Castro is hitting .303 in 243 all-time at-bats against St. Louis.

Weather: Temperatures will be in the high-70s with clear skies. Wind will blow from right to left field at 6 mph.

Key betting note: St. Louis is 12-3 in starter Lance Lynn's last 15 home outings against teams with losing records.


Washington Nationals at Arizona Diamondbacks (+123, 7.5)

Cold pitching stat: Nationals right-hander Stephen Strasburg is just 2-5 with a 4.68 ERA in 14 road starts in 2013.

Cold batting stat: Members of the Washington roster are hitting a collective .209 in 43 at-bats against Arizona starter Patrick Corbin.

Weather: Temperatures will be in the mid-70s with sunny skies. Wind will blow from left to right field at 4 mph.

Key betting note: The under is 8-2-1 in Corbin's previous 11 starts against teams with winning records.


Colorado Rockies at Los Angeles Dodgers (-260, 6.5)

Cold pitching stat: Dodgers left-hander Clayton Kershaw has allowed 11 earned runs to the Rockies this season - the most of any opponent.

Cold batting stat: Rockies SS Troy Tulowitzki is a career .227 hitter with 11 strikeouts in 44 at-bats against Kershaw.

Weather: Temperatures will be in the high-60s with clear skies. Wind will blow out to right-center field at 4 mph.

Key betting note: Colorado is 8-1 in its last nine Friday games.


San Diego Padres at San Francisco Giants (-133, 7)

Cold pitching stat: Giants right-hander Ryan Vogelsong is 2-3 with a 5.53 ERA and seven home runs allowed in 10 home starts in 2013.

Cold batting stat: San Francisco OF Hunter Pence is a .234 hitter - 50 points below his career average - in 222 at-bats versus the Padres.

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

Key betting note: The over is 10-1-1 in Vogelsong's last 12 starts as a home favorite of -110 to -150.


Interleague

Detroit Tigers at Miami Marlins (+146, 7.5)

Hot pitching stat: Tigers right-hander Rick Porcello is 3-0 in five interleague starts this season.

Cold batting stat: Marlins OF Giancarlo Stanton has just two home runs and six RBIs in 45 interleague at-bats in 2013.

Weather: Temperatures will be in the high-70s with partly cloudy skies. Wind will blow in from right-center field at 6 mph.

Key betting note: The under is 13-2-2 in Miami's last 17 interleague games against a right-handed starter.


** Odds, stats, weather forecasts and probable pitchers as of 12:20 a.m. ET Friday.

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