Saturday's National League betting cheat sheet and tips

Jun 15, 2013 |
Check out our quick-hitting betting notes on all of Saturday’s National League games.

Chicago Cubs at New York Mets (-119, 7)

Weather: Temperatures in the mid-70s and wind blowing from left to right at nine mph.

Probable starters: Cubs RH Scott Feldman (5-5, 3.22 ERA) vs. Mets LH Jon Niese (3-5, 4.24)

Feldman is 1-1 with a 4.63 ERA in two starts against New York. Niese has recorded four straight quality starts but has not won since May 16. He is 2-3 with a 5.61 ERA in six starts against the Cubs. The Cubs are 5-1 in the last six meetings in New York.

San Francisco Giants at Atlanta Braves (-188, 7)

Weather: Sunny skies and temperatures in the mid-80s.

Probable starters: Giants RH Chad Gaudin (2-1, 2.32 ERA) vs. Braves LH Mike Minor (8-2, 2.44)

Gaudin bounced between the bullpen and the rotation early in his career but had not made a start since 2009 before stepping up with back-to-back quality starts this month. Minor has not allowed more than two earned runs in his last seven outings and has recorded eight straight quality starts. The Giants are 6-1 in their last seven vs. National League East.

Los Angeles Dodgers at Pittsburgh Pirates (+158, 7)

Weather: Temperatures in the high-70s with wind blowing out to left field at seven mph.

Probable starters: Dodgers LH Clayton Kershaw (5-4, 1.88 ERA) vs. Pirates RH Brandon Cumpton (NR)

Kershaw is 2-1 with a 2.57 ERA and 0.95 WHIP in seven starts against Pittsburgh. Cumpton was 4-4 with a 3.31 ERA in 11 games (10 starts) with Triple-A Indianapolis. The under is 4-1 in Kershaws last five starts vs. Pirates.

Philadelphia Phillies at Colorado Rockies (-157, 10)

Weather: Temperatures in the high-70s with a 30 percent chance of rain.

Probable starters:
Phillies RH Jonathan Pettibone (3-2, 3.70 ERA) vs. Rockies RH Tyler Chatwood (3-1, 2.17)

Pettibone was unbeaten and had not allowed more than three runs in any of his first seven starts. Chatwood had to skip his last turn due to soreness in his triceps, which forced him out of a June 3 start against Cincinnati after giving up one run in four innings. The Phillies are 20-8 in the last 28 meetings in Colorado.

St. Louis Cardinals at Miami Marlins (+174, 7.5)

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Probable starters: Cardinals RH Lance Lynn (8-1, 3.00 ERA) vs. Marlins RH Tom Koehler (0-4, 3.91)

Lynn has won three straight decisions since suffering his lone to the Chicago Cubs on May 7. Koehler took a no-decision in his last outing when he gave up four runs and six hits in seven innings against the New York Mets. The over is 7-1 in Cardinals last eight games following a loss.

Milwaukee Brewers at Cincinnati Reds (-166, 8)

Weather: Temperatures in the low-80s with wins blowing right to left at seven mph.

Probable starters: Brewers RH Yovani Gallardo (5-6, 4.74 ERA) vs. Reds RH Homer Bailey (4-4, 3.47)

Gallardo has lasted just four innings on two occasions this year, the first in Cincinnati on May 10 when he walked a season high-tying five men. After ending May on a sour note, Bailey has yielded three earned runs in 15 innings this month. The over is 9-3-2 in Gallardo's last 14 starts with four days of rest.

Arizona Diamondbacks at San Diego Padres (-105, 7.5)

Weather: Temperatures will be in the low-60s.

Probable starters: Diamondbacks LH Wade Miley (4-5, 4.89 ERA) vs. Padres RH Jason Marquis (8-2, 3.59)

After giving up seven runs in back-to-back starts, Miley has turned in two consecutive quality outings. He received a no-decision against the Dodgers on Monday, when he allowed three runs on nine hits over six innings. Marquis' surprising season continued against Atlanta on Monday, when he allowed two runs over 7 2/3 innings en route to winning his seventh straight decision. Todd Tichenor is behind the plate. The over is 8-3-1 in Tichenors last 12 games behind home plate vs. Arizona.

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