Saturday's American League betting cheat sheet

Aug 2, 2013 |
Saturday's American League betting cheat sheet
Houston's Erik Bedard is 0-5 in his last five trips to the mound.
Photo By - USA Today Sports
Houston's Erik Bedard is 0-5 in his last five trips to the mound.
Photo By - USA Today Sports
Check out our quick-hitting betting notes on Saturday's American League games:

Texas Rangers at Oakland A's (-115, 7)


Hot pitching stat: Matt Garza has put together a pair of strong starts since being acquired by the Texas Rangers. The righty is 1-0 with a 1.88 ERA and 0.91 WHIP in his two starts. Texas has won both games.

Cold batting stat: A's OF Coco Crisp is 2-for-17 (.118) lifetime versus Garza.

Weather: Temperatures will be in the high-60s with sunny skies. Wind will blow out to right field at 12 mph.

Key betting note: The under is 6-1 in A's SP Jarrod Parker's last seven Saturday starts.


Seattle Mariners at Baltimore Orioles (-175, 9.5)

Cold pitching stat: O's starter Scott Feldman is 2-2 with a 5.12 ERA in five starts since being acquired by Baltimore from the Chicago Cubs.

Cold batting stat: Mariners DH Kendrys Morales is 2-for-13 (.154) in his career versus Feldman.

Weather: There is a 40 percent chance of thunderstorms in the forecast for gametime. Temperatures will be in the mid-80s and wind will blow from left field to right field at 5 mph.

Key betting note: The Mariners are 0-7 in the last seven meetings in Baltimore.


Chicago White Sox at Detroit Tigers (-253, 7.5)


Hot pitching stat: Detroit's Max Scherzer was dominant yet again his last time out. He held the Phillies to one hit in six innings of work en route to a 10-0 victory on July 27.

Hot batting stat: Tigers OF Austin Jackson is 12-for-29 (.414) with three homers and six RBIs in his career versus Sox starter John Danks.

Weather: Temperatures will be in the low-70s with partly cloudy skies. Wind will blow out to center field at 9 mph. There is currently a 10 percent chance of rain in the forecast.

Key betting note:
The over is 9-1-3 in Danks' last 13 starts versus the American League Central.


Houston Astros at Minnesota Twins (-145, 8.5)


Cold pitching stat: Astros starter Erik Bedard has taken the loss in his last five starts.

Hot batting stat: Twins 1B Justin Morneau is 11-for-29 (.379) in his career versus Bedard. Morneau has belted a pair of doubles, two homers and 11 RBIs versus the lefty.

Weather: Temperatures will be in the mid-70s with sunny skies. Wind will blow out to right field at 9 mph.

Key betting note: The under is 9-1-1 in Bedard's last 11 starts overall.


Toronto Blue Jays at Los Angeles Angels (-170, 8)


Hot pitching stat: Angels starter Jered Weaver went 4-1 with a 1.32 ERA in six July starts.

Cold batting stat: Jays slugger Jose Bautista is 0-for-6 with four K's in his career against Weaver.

Weather: Temperatures will be in the low-70s with sunny skies. Wind will blow out to right field at 7 mph.

Key betting note: The over is 5-0 in Jays SP Esmil Rogers' last five starts overall.


Interleague

Arizona Diamondbacks at Boston Red Sox (-146, 8)

Hot pitching stat:
Over his last four starts, DBacks starter Patrick Corbin is 3-1 with a 1.26 ERA.

Cold batting stat: DBacks OF Jason Kubel is 1-for-8 lifetime versus Sox starter Jake Peavy.

Weather: Temperatures will be in the low-70s with partly cloudy skies. Wind will blow out to right field at 9 mph.

Key betting note: The under is 9-1 in the Diamondbacks' last 10 interleague road games.


San Francisco Giants at Tampa Bay Rays (-235, 7)


Hot pitching stat: Rays ace David Price had a torrid July since coming off the DL. The southpaw went 5-1 with a 1.68 ERA in his six July starts.

Cold batting stat: Giants 2B Marco Scutaro is 3-for-25 (.125) lifetime versus Price.

Weather: Dome

Key betting note: The Giants are 1-8 in starter Tim Lincecum's last nine starts.


** Odds, probable starting pitchers, stats and weather forecast as of 12:34 p.m ET.

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