Sunday's National League betting notes and tips

Jul 13, 2013 |
Check out our quick-hitting betting notes on Sunday's National League games:

Washington Nationals at Miami Marlins (125, 8.5)

Cold pitching stat:
Nats starter Taylor Jordan makes his fourth major-league start after allowing nine runs (six earned) and 19 hits over 15 2/3 innings through the first three

Hot batting stat: Miami SS Adeiny Hechavarria, who scored the winning run Saturday, is batting .312 (39-for-125) since June 5.

Weather: Roof could be closed due to a slight chance of rain. Temperatures will be in the low-90s with cloudy skies and wind blowing in from center field at 11 mph.

Key betting note:
The over is 13-3-3 in Miami's last 19 home games.

New York Mets at Pittsburgh Pirates (-160, 7.5)

Hot pitching stat: Pirates starter Gerrit Cole has yielded just two home runs in 36 2/3 innings pitched.

Hot batting stat: Pirates OF Andrew McCutchen, who homered and added an RBI single on Saturday, has four multi-hit performances in his last seven contests.

Weather: Temperatures in the low-90s and partly cloudy skies. Winds will blow in from right field at 8 mph.

Key betting note: The over is 10-3 in the Mets' last 13 games overall.

Cincinnati Reds at Atlanta Braves (-115, 7.5)

Hot batting stat: Reds OF Shin-Soo Choo is hitting .413 during his current 11-game hitting streak.

Hot pitching stat: Braves starter Julio Teheran is 4-1 with a 2.50 ERA in eight home starts, striking out 56 in 50 1/3 innings at Turner Field.

Weather: Temperatures in the low-80s and mostly cloudy skies. Winds will blow from right field to left field at 14 mph.

Key betting note:
The under is 7-0 in Teheran's last seven home starts.

Colorado Rockies at Los Angeles Dodgers (-131, 7.5)

Cold pitching stat: Rockies starter Jhoulys Chacin has yielded a .338 batting average to the Los Angeles roster in 14 career appearances (13 starts).

Hot batting stat: Rockies 1B Todd Helton, who has 699 career multi-hit games, is 6-for-15 against Dodgers starter Ricky Nolasco.

Weather: Temperatures in the low-80s and sunny skies. Winds will blow out to right field at 10 mph.

Key betting note: The under is 7-1 in the Dodgers' last eight games overall.

Milwaukee Brewers at Arizona Diamondbacks (-155, 9)

Hot pitching stat: Brewers starter Wily Peralta extended his scoreless streak to 15 1/3 innings by pitching a three-hit masterpiece against Cincinnati on Tuesday for his first career complete game.

Cold batting stat: The Diamondbacks have been out-hit in all three games of the series.

Roof could be closed due to extreme heat.

Key betting note:
The home team is 6-2 in umpire Ron Kulpa's last eight games behind home plate.

San Francisco Giants at San Diego Padres (-141, 8.5)

Cold pitching stat: Giants starter Barry Zito has gone 0-3 with a 5.82 ERA over his last seven outings, six of which the Giants lost.

Hot batting stat:
Giants C Buster Posey is 6-for-12 with a home run against Padres starter Eric Stults.

Sunny skies and temperatures in the mid-70s. Wind will blow from left field to right field at 7 mph.

Key betting note:
The Giants have won 20 of their last 29 games against the Padres.

St. Louis Cardinals at Chicago Cubs (139, 7)

Hot pitching stat:
Cards hurler Adam Wainwright has worked at least seven innings in each of his last three outings, including a seven-frame performance against the Houston Astros on Tuesday in which he allowed just one run and five hits en route to victory.

Hot batting stat:
Cubbies OF Alfonso Soriano has belted six of his 16 homers in his last eight games.

Temperatures in the mid-80s and clear skies. Winds will blow in from right field at 8 mph.

Key betting note:
The Cardinals are 10-1 in Wainwright's last 11 starts as a road favorite.


Chicago White Sox at Philadelphia Phillies (-166, 7.5)

Hot pitching stat: Phillies lefty Cole Hamels gave up one run on six hits over eight frames to lower his July ERA to 1.20 during Tuesday’s 4-2 triumph over the Nationals.

Cold batting stat: Chicago and Philadelphia combined to go 6-for-42 with runners in scoring position in Saturday’s doubleheader.

Weather: Temperatures in the mid-90s and partly cloudy skies. Winds will blow out to right field at 6 mph.

Key betting note: The Phillies (47-48) are 3-10 in games in which they have a chance to reach .500.

** Odds, probable starters and weather as of 12:10 p.m. ET.

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