Wednesday's American League betting cheat sheet

Jul 23, 2013 |
Check out our quick-hitting betting notes on Wednesday's American League games:

Oakland A's vs. Houston Astros (+140, 8)

Cold pitching stat:
A's righty A.J. Griffin has given up six home runs in his last four starts.

Cold batting stat: The A's are only averaging 2.5 runs per game over their last 10.

Weather: Temperatures will be in the mid-90s. Wind will blow out to right center at 7 mph.

Key betting note:
Yesterday's 5-4 Houston win went over the total by a 1/2-run. It snapped a 10-game under streak for Oakland.

Minnesota Twins at Los Angeles Angels (-240, 8)

Hot pitching stat: The under is 10-2 in Jered Weaver's starts this season.

Injury watch:
Angels' Josh Hamilton has missed the last two games with an ankle injury and is doubtful. Twins catcher Joe Mauer has left the team temporarily after his wife went into labor with twins.

Temperatures will be in the low-80s and sunny. A wind will blow to right field at just 5 mph.

Key betting note: The Twins have won all four meetings with the Angels this season.

Cleveland Indians at Seattle Mariners (-115, 8.5)

Cold pitching stat: M's lefty Joe Saunders carries a 2-3 record with an ERA of 6.17 in day games compared to 7-5 and 3.49 at night (3:40 p.m. ET game time).

Hot batting stat:
Seattle has homered in 25 of its last 27 games.

Sunny skies and temperatures in the mid-70s. Wind will blow from third base to first base at 6 mph.

Key betting note:
The Mariners have won eight straight games. They were faves (or a small dog) of -130 or less in seven of those games.

Tampa Bay Rays at Boston Red Sox (+105, 9)

Hot pitching stat: Red Sox lefty Doubrant has allowed two or fewer earned runs in each  of his last six starts

Hot batting stat: Fenway Park is the second highest scoring park in the majors averaging 9.29 runs per game. Toronto's Rogers Center is first. 

There is tiny chance of showers at game time, changing quickly to partly cloudy skies. The wind will blow from right to left field at 6 mph.

Key betting note:
Nine of the last 10 Rays games have played under the total.

New York Yankees at Texas Rangers (-165, 9)

Hot pitching stat: Newly acquired Rangers starter Matt Garza makes his Texas debut. He won his last five starts with the Cubs before the move.

Cold batting stat:
Texas has scored three runs or fewer in seven of its last 10 games. The under is 7-1-2 during that stretch.

Temperatures steamy in the high-90s and sunny skies. Wind will blow in from left to right at 7 mph.

Key betting note:
Yankees starter Andy Pettitte has allowed at least four runs in each of his last seven starts.

Detroit Tigers at White Sox (+115, 8)

Cold pitching stat: Anibal Sanchez gave up a grand slam in a 6-3 loss on July 11, his only start against the White Sox.

Hot hitting stat: Detroit is the top hitting team in the majors with a .280 avg and the Tigers are the AL's best 'over' team at 53-44-2.

Weather: Temperatures in the high-60s with sunny skies. Wind will blow from left to right at 7 mph.

Key betting note: The Tigers lead the division by 3.5 games but they are a horrible bet this year with over $1,000 lost for the $100 per game bettor.

Baltimore Orioles at K.C. Royals (-110, 8)

Hot pitching stat:
O's starter Wei-Yen Chen is 3-0 with a 0.98 ERA in his last three starts.

Cold batting stat:
The Royals are hitting .229 with 2.59 runs per nine innings over their past 10 games.

Weather: Sunny skies with temperatures in the in the low-80s. The wind will blow in from center field at 6 mph.

Key betting note:
The under is 8-2-1 in the O's last 11 road games.


Los Angeles Dodgers at Toronto Blue Jays (-111, 9.5)

Key pitching stat: Jays RHP Esmil Rogers is 0-1 with a 5.52 ERA and 31 strikeouts in 31 career innings against the Dodgers.

Key batting stat: Blue Jays RF Jose Bautista returned to the No. 3 spot in the batting order Tuesday and went 2-for-4 with a homer. The two-time major-league home run champion had hit second in 15 straight games.

Weather: Temperatures in the high 50s with winds blowing north at 17 mph with the roof of Rogers Centre open.

Key betting note: The Dodgers are 7-0 in their last seven games as underdogs.

* Odds, probable pitchers and weather are  as of 10 a.m ET Wednesday.

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