Monday's American League betting cheat sheet

Aug 18, 2013 |
Monday's American League betting cheat sheet
David Price is 3-0 lifetime vs. the O's at Camden Yards
Photo By - USA Today Sports
David Price is 3-0 lifetime vs. the O's at Camden Yards
Photo By - USA Today Sports
Check out our quick-hitting betting notes on Monday's American League games:


Tampa Bay Rays at Baltimore Orioles (+116, 7.5)

Hot pitching stat: Rays left-hander David Price is 6-2 with a 2.60 ERA in 14 career starts against the Orioles, and is 30-13 lifetime after the All-Star break.

Hot batting stat:
Orioles 1B Chris Davis is hitting .311 with four home runs and 15 RBIs in 12 games against the Rays this season.

Weather:
Temperatures will be in the low-80s with a 30 percent chance of showers or thunderstorms. Wind will blow out to left field at 5 mph.

Key betting note:
Baltimore has won eight of its last 10 series openers.


Houston Astros at Texas Rangers
(-286, 8.5)

Cold pitching stat:
Rangers righty Matt Garza has surrendered 12 earned runs and 23 hits over 20 2/3 innings of work in his three August starts.

Hot batting stat: Rangers 3B Adrian Beltre is hitting .377 with four home runs and 10 RBIs in 13 games against the Astros, and went 3-for-3 versus Lyles in their last meeting.

Weather: Temperatures will be in the low-90s with sunny skies. Wind will blow in from center field at 7 mph.

Key betting note: Houston is 0-4 in starter Lucas Harrell's last four starts.


Seattle Mariners at Oakland Athletics (-187, 8)

Cold pitching stat: Mariners right-hander Aaron Harang is winless in his last four decisions, charged with 18 runs - including five homers - over 17 innings in that span.

Cold batting stat:
Seattle 1B Justin Smoak is hitting .242 with zero homers in 33 at-bats against Oakland this season, and is a .224 batter versus the A's in his career.

Weather:
Temperatures will be in the mid-60s with partly cloudy skies. Wind will blow out to right field at 10 mph.

Key betting note:
The over is 5-1 in Harang's last six road starts.


Cleveland Indians at Los Angeles Angels (-126, 7.5)

Cold pitching stat: Angels right-hander Jered Weaver coughed up nine runs on nine hits over five innings in his previous start, his worst performance since a nine-run shellacking last Aug. 17 against Tampa Bay.

Cold batting stat: Indians 2B Jason Kipnis is just 1-for-10 against the Angels on the season, and is homerless in 52 at-bats versus Los Angeles in his career.

Weather: Temperatures will be in the low-70s with sunny skies. Wind will blow out to right-center field at 6 mph.

Key betting note: The under is 11-1-2 in Weaver's last 14 starts against Cleveland.


Interleague

New York Mets at Minnesota Twins (-126, 8.5)

Hot pitching stat:
Mets right-hander Dillon Gee has been on fire of late, surrendering just four runs over his previous three starts - a span of 20 2/3 innings.

Cold batting stat:
Twins 2B/SS Brian Dozier is hitting just .213 in 19 games against interleague foes this season, including a 1-for-7 mark against the Mets.

Weather:
Temperatures will be in the mid-80s under partly cloudy skies. Wind will blow from right field to left field at 11 mph.

Key betting note:
New York is 9-1 in its last 10 interleague road games against an opponent with a losing record.


** Odds, probable starters and weather forecast as of 12:57 p.m. ET.

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