Tuesday's MLB National League betting cheat sheet

Sep 16, 2013 |
Check out our quick-hitting betting notes for Tuesday's National League games:

Atlanta Braves at Washington Nationals (Game 1)
(OFF, OFF)

Hot pitching stat:
Nationals right-hander Dan Haren is coming off one of his best outings of the season, allowing one hit over six shutout innings en route to a 3-0 triumph over the New York Mets.

Hot batting stat: Washington C Wilson Ramos has dominated the all-time matchup with Atlanta starter Mike Minor, going 6-for-8 with a homer against him.

Weather: Temperatures will be in the high-60s with sunny skies. Wind will blow in from right field at 6 mph.

Key betting note: Atlanta is 12-2 in Minor's last 14 starts against teams with winning records.


Miami Marlins at Philadelphia Phillies
(-163, 8)

Cold pitching stat: Phillies right-hander Roy Halladay has a 5.06 ERA and 14:14 walk-to-strikeout ratio in four starts since coming off the disabled list.

Hot batting stat:
Marlins OF Giancarlo Stanton is 7-for-22 with a pair of home runs in his career against Halladay.

Weather:
Temperatures will be in the high-50s with clear skies. Wind will blow from right to left field at 4 mph.

Key betting note:
The Phillies are 9-1 in their last 10 games as a favorite.


San Diego Padres at Pittsburgh Pirates
(-170, 7.5)

Hot pitching stat: Pirates lefty Jeff Locke allowed a run on three hits over seven innings in his last start, a 3-1 win over the Chicago Cubs.

Hot/Cold batting stat:
Pittsburgh OF Marlon Byrd is 2-for-5 with a double and an RBI all-time versus Padres starter Eric Stults.

Weather:
Temperatures will be in the low-60s with sunny skies. Wind will blow in from center field at 5 mph.

Key betting note:
The Padres are 1-7 in Stults' last eight road starts.


Atlanta Braves at Washington Nationals (Game 2) (-125, 8.5)

Hot pitching stat: Nationals rookie right-hander Tanner Roark threw four scoreless innings in his only previous meeting with Atlanta, allowing one hit while striking out six.

Hot/Cold batting stat:
Nationals OF Denard Span is just 2-for-18 in his career against Braves right-hander Freddy Garcia.

Weather: Temperatures will be in the low-60s with sunny skies. Wind will blow in from right field at 5 mph.

Key betting note:
Washington has won five consecutive Tuesday games.


San Francisco Giants at New York Mets (+111, 7)
 
Cold pitching stat: Mets right-hander Zack Wheeler is 2-4 with a 4.43 ERA in seven home starts in 2013.

Cold batting stat:
Members of the San Francisco roster are just 2-for-19 with five strikeouts against Wheeler.

Weather:
Temperatures will be in the high-50s with clear skies. Wind will blow out to left field at 4 mph.

Key betting note:
New York is 3-13 in its previous 16 games following an off-day.


Chicago Cubs at Milwaukee Brewers
(-135, 8)

Cold pitching stat:
Cubs right-hander Jeff Samardzija is 3-3 with a 5.09 ERA in 11 starts since the All-Star break.

Hot batting stat:
Chicago SS Starlin Castro is hitting 6-for-15 with two doubles and a triple against Brewers starter Marco Estrada.

Weather:
Temperatures will be in the low-60s with partly cloudy skies. Wind will blow in from center field at 6 mph.

Key betting note:
Milwaukee is 13-3 in Estrada's last 16 starts versus a division foe.


St. Louis Cardinals at Colorado Rockies
(+123, 10)

Hot pitching stat: Cardinals right-hander Joe Kelly is 4-0 with a 2.02 ERA in five starts and 12 relief appearances on the road.

Cold batting stat:
Members of the Colorado roster are a collective .222 with six strikeouts in 18 at-bats against Colorado starter Juan Nicasio.

Weather:
Temperatures will be in the mid-70s with partly cloudy skies. Wind will be calm.

Key betting note:
The Rockies are 2-10 in their last 12 Tuesday games.


Los Angeles Dodgers at Arizona Diamondbacks
(-110, 8)

Hot pitching stat:
Dodgers right-hander Zack Greinke is 6-1 with a 1.90 ERA and .217 opposition batting average in 11 second-half starts

Cold batting stat:
Los Angeles OF Andre Ethier has just one hit and five strikeouts in 11 all-time at-bats against Arizona starter Patrick Corbin.

Weather:
Temperatures will be in the mid-90s under clear skies. Wind will be calm.

Key betting note:
The under is 8-1-1 in Corbin's last 10 games against teams with winning records.


** Odds, stats, weather forecast and probable pitchers as of 11:47 p.m. ET Monday.


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