Friday's MLB National League betting cheat sheet

Sep 5, 2013 |
Check out our quick-hitting betting notes on Friday's National League games:

Milwaukee Brewers at Chicago Cubs (+100, OFF)

Hot pitching stat:
Brewers right-hander Kyle Lohse is 1-0 with a 2.08 ERA in 13 innings against the Cubs this season.

Cold batting stat:
Chicago OF Nate Schierholtz is the only Cubs player with a home run against Lohse.

Weather:
Temperatures will be in the high-70s with partly cloudy skies. Wind will blow out to left-center field at 7 mph.

Key betting note:
The Brewers have won seven of Lohse's last nine starts.

Atlanta Braves at Philadelphia Phillies (-104, 7)

Cold pitching stat: Phillies left-hander Cliff Lee is 1-3 with a 3.80 ERA since the All-Star break, compared to 10-3, 2.86 in 19 first-half starts.

Cold batting stat:
John Mayberry Jr. and Jimmy Rollins are a combined 3-for-21 against Braves lefty Mike Minor.

Weather:
Temperatures will be in the mid-60s with sunny skies. Wind will be calm.

Key betting note:
The over is 11-3-1 in Philadelphia's last 15 Friday home games.

Los Angeles Dodgers at Cincinnati Reds (-128, 9)


Cold pitching stat: Reds right-hander Mike Leake is 1-2 with a 7.22 ERA over his last six starts.

Hot batting stat:
Cincinnati 2B Brandon Phillips is a .400 hitter with four doubles and a home run in 35 career at-bats against Dodgers left-hander Chris Capuano.

Weather:
Temperatures will be in the low-70s with sunny skies. Wind will be calm.

Key betting note:
The over is 9-4 in Leake's last 13 home starts.

Washington Nationals at Miami Marlins (-137, 6.5)

Hot pitching stat: Marlins right-hander Jose Fernandez hasn't allowed more than two runs in any of his last nine starts.

Cold batting stat:
Nationals 1B Adam LaRoche is batting .200 in 140 at-bats since the All-Star break.

Weather:
Temperatures will be in the low-80s with a 25 percent chance of a thunderstorm. Wind will blow from right to left field at 6 mph.

Key betting note:
The Marlins have won Fernandez's last nine home outings.


Pittsburgh Pirates at St. Louis Cardinals (-115, 7.5)

Hot pitching stat: Pirates right-hander A.J. Burnett limited St. Louis to a run on four hits over seven innings of a 7-1 Pittsburgh victory in their last encounter six days ago.

Cold batting stat:
Cardinals C Yadier Molina is just 4-for-23 lifetime versus Burnett.

Weather:
Temperatures will be in the low-80s with sunny skies. Wind will blow from right to left field at 6 mph.

Key betting note:
Pittsburgh is 9-4 in its last 13 Friday games.

Colorado Rockies at San Diego Padres (+101, 7.5)

Cold pitching stat: Rockies right-hander Juan Nicasio was torched for six runs over 4 1/3 innings in a loss to Cincinnati in his last start.

Hot batting stat:
Padres 3B Chase Headley has dominated Nicasio in his career, going 6-for-9 with a pair of home runs against him.

Weather:
Temperatures will be in the mid-70s with partly cloudy skies. Wind will blow from left to right field at 4 mph.

Key betting note:
The over is 10-4-1 in Nicasio's last 15 road starts.

Arizona Diamondbacks at San Francisco Giants (+105, 7)


Cold pitching stat: Diamondbacks left-hander Patrick Corbin has lost back-to-back starts, allowing 14 runs on 16 hits over 10 1/3 innings in that stretch.

Hot batting stat:
Giants OF Hunter Pence is 6-for-16 with two homers and five RBIs against Corbin.

Weather:
Temperatures will be in the mid-60s with sunny skies. Wind will blow out to center field at 5 mph.

Key betting note:
The Diamondbacks have won 22 of Corbin's last 28 starts.

** Odds, probable starters, stats and weather forecast as of 10:10 p.m. ET Thursday.

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