Wednesday's MLB American League betting cheat sheet

Sep 3, 2013 |
Check out our quick-hitting betting notes on Wednesday's American League games:

Minnesota Twins at Houston Astros (-110, 8.5)

Cold pitching stat: Astros right-hander Jordan Lyles has surrendered five home runs over his last two starts.

Hot batting stat: Houston 2B Jose Altuve had as many hits in his first two games in September (seven) than he had in his final 11 games in August.

Weather: Temperatures will be in the mid-90s with partly cloudy skies. Wind will blow in from right field at 6 mph.

Key betting note: The Twins are just 8-25 in their last 33 Wednesday games.

Texas Rangers at Oakland Athletics (+111, 7)


Hot pitching stat: Rangers right-hander Yu Darvish is 4-2 with a 2.11 ERA and a league-leading 79 strikeouts in 55 1/3 innings since the All-Star break.

Cold batting stat: Athletics 3B Josh Donaldson hasn't been able to solve Darvish, going 1-for-8 with six strikeouts against him.

Weather: Temperatures will be in the low-70s with sunny skies. Wind will blow out to right field at 12 mph.

Key betting note: The under is 13-3-1 in Darvish's last 17 starts.

Baltimore Orioles at Cleveland Indians
(OFF, OFF)


Cold pitching stat: Indians right-hander Zach McAllister was shelled in his previous outing against Detroit, surrendering five runs on six hits over 3 2/3 innings of a 7-2 loss.

Hot batting stat: Orioles SS J.J. Hardy has three hits, including a double and a homer, in six at-bats lifetime against McAllister.

Weather: Temperatures will be in the high-60s under sunny skies. Wind will blow out to right field at 11 mph.

Key betting note: Cleveland is 1-5 in its last six games against a left-handed starter.

Chicago White Sox at New York Yankees (-182, 8.5)


Hot pitching stat: Yankees left-hander C.C. Sabathia is 28-16 lifetime in September, while his 2.83 ERA is the lowest of any month.

Cold batting stat: White Sox DH Adam Dunn is just 5-for-32 with 12 strikeouts against Sabathia.

Weather: Temperatures will be in the mid-70s under sunny skies. Wind will blow out to left-center field at 7 mph.

Key betting note: New York is 8-2 in its last 10 games with umpire Bruce Dreckman behind home plate.

Detroit Tigers at Boston Red Sox (-129, 10)

Cold pitching stat: Red Sox right-hander Ryan Dempster has struggled at Fenway Park in 2013, going 5-7 with a 4.93 ERA in 17 starts there.

Hot batting stat: Members of the Boston roster are hitting a sizzling .370 with two homers in 46 career at-bats against Detroit starter Rick Porcello.

Weather: Temperatures will be in the low-70s under sunny skies. Wind will blow from left to right field at 6 mph.

Key betting note: Detroit is 8-2 in Porcello's last 10 starts.

Seattle Mariners at Kansas City Royals (-168, 8.5)

Cold pitching stat: Royals right-hander Ervin Santana is 0-2 in his last five starts while surrendering five home runs over that stretch.

Cold batting stat: Mariners 3B Kyle Seager is 3-for-19 against Santana.

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

Key betting note: The over is 7-0 in Seattle's last seven Wednesday games.

Tampa Bay Rays at Los Angeles Angels (-133, 7.5)

Hot pitching stat: Rays right-hander Jeremy Hellickson is 2-1 with a 2.29 ERA in three starts and one relief appearance against the Angels.

Hot batting stat: Tampa Bay sluggers Evan Longoria, Ben Zobrist and James Loney are all hitting better than .330 lifetime against Los Angeles starter Jered Weaver.

Weather: Temperatures will be in the low-80s under clear skies, Wind will blow out to right field at 4 mph.

Key betting note: The under is 12-2-2 in Hellickson's last 16 starts against the American League West.

Odds, stats, probable starters and weather forecast as of 7:30 p.m. ET Tuesday.

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