MLB Betting News and Notes Saturday, September 21

MLB Betting News and Notes Saturday, September 21

Saturday's MLB National League Betting Cheat Sheets
By Covers.com

Atlanta Braves at Chicago Cubs (OFF, OFF)

Hot pitching stat: Braves right-hander Kris Medlen has won four consecutive starts, allowing just three runs in 27 2/3 innings over that stretch.

Hot batting stat: Atlanta OF Justin Upton is 3-for-10 with a homer and four RBIs lifetime against Cubs starter Travis Wood.

Weather: Temperatures will be in the low-60s with partly cloudy skies. Wind will blow from left to right field at 12 mph.

Key betting note: Atlanta is 27-4 in Medlen's previous 31 starts against teams with losing records.

Cincinnati Reds at Pittsburgh Pirates (-114, 7)

Hot pitching stat: Reds right-hander Homer Bailey is 6-2 with a 2.74 ERA and .224 opposition batting average in 11 second-half starts.

Cold batting stat: Cincinnati OF Jay Bruce has just three hits with eight strikeouts in 21 at-bats versus Pittsburgh starter A.J. Burnett.

Weather: Temperatures will be in the low-60s with showers expected throughout the evening. Wind will blow out to center field at 7 mph.

Key betting note: Pittsburgh is 6-0 in Burnett's last six starts against teams with winning records.

New York Mets at Philadelphia Phillies (-101, 8.5)


Cold pitching stat: Mets right-hander Dillon Gee has struggled against the Phillies in his career, going 2-3 with a 7.66 ERA in eight starts and one relief outing.

Hot batting stat: Philadelphia SS Jimmy Rollins has eight hits in 16 career at-bats against Gee.

Weather: Temperatures will be in the low-70s with a 65 percent chance of showers or thunderstorms. Wind will blow out to center field at 8 mph.

Key betting note: The over is 6-1 in Gee's last seven starts against Philadelphia.

Miami Marlins at Washington Nationals (-295, 7)

Hot pitching stat: Nationals righty Stephen Strasburg has been fantastic at home, going 5-4 with a 1.55 ERA and 102 strikeouts in 93 innings.

Hot batting stat: Washington OF Jayson Werth has a pair of hits, including a homer, in three lifetime at-bats versus Miami starter Tom Koehler.

Weather: Temperatures will be in the high-60s with a 90 percent chance of showers or thunderstorms. Wind will blow out to left-center field at 9 mph.

Key betting note: The over is 5-1-1 in Koehler's last seven starts on five days' rest.

St. Louis Cardinals at Milwaukee Brewers (+126, 8)


Cold pitching stat: Brewers right-hander Yovani Gallardo has been terrible against the Cardinals, going 1-10 with a 6.78 ERA in 16 starts.

Hot batting stat: Members of the St. Louis roster has 12 home runs in just 170 at-bats versus Gallardo.

Weather: Temperatures will be in the high-50s under sunny skies. Wind will blow from left to right field at 6 mph.

Key betting note: The home team is 8-1 in umpire Alfonso Marquez's last nine games behind home plate.

Arizona Diamondbacks at Colorado Rockies (-117, 9.5)


Hot pitching stat: Trevor Cahill is 4-0 in his last seven starts, while allowing more than three runs just once in that span.

Cold batting stat: Rockies OF Michael Cuddyer has just three hits in 21 career at-bats against Cahill.

Weather: Temperatures will be in the mid-70s with clear skies. Wind will be calm.

Key betting note: Arizona has won its last five Saturday games.

Los Angeles Dodgers at San Diego Padres (+161, 6.5)

Cold pitching stat: Dodgers left-hander Clayton Kershaw was tagged for four runs over six innings in his previous start against San Diego - one of only four times Kershaw has allowed more than three runs in a game this season.

Hot batting stat: San Diego C Nick Hundley is a .346 hitter in 26 all-time at-bats against Kershaw.

Weather: Temperatures will be in the mid-60s under overcast skies. Wind will blow from left to right field at 6 mph.

Key betting note: Los Angeles is 14-2 in Kershaw's last 16 Saturday starts.

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Saturday's MLB American League Betting Cheat Sheets
By Covers.com

Baltimore Orioles at Tampa Bay Rays (OFF, OFF)

Hot pitching stat: Rays right-hander Alex Cobb was sensational in his previous start, allowing two runs over eight innings while striking out 10 in a 6-2 victory over the Texas Rangers.

Cold batting stat: Orioles sluggers Chris Davis and Adam Jones are a combined 3-for-14 with five strikeouts against Cobb.

Weather: Dome.

Key betting note: The over is 6-1 in Cobb's last seven starts on four days' rest.

Minnesota Twins at Oakland Athletics (-230, 8)

Cold pitching stat: Athletics right-hander Jarrod Parker was roughed up last time out, charged with eight runs - seven earned - on 11 hits in 4 1/3 innings of a 12-1 loss to the Los Angeles Angels.

Hot batting stat: Twins C Ryan Doumit is 3-for-7 with a pair of walks in his career against Parker.

Weather: Temperatures will be in the low-60s with a 55 percent chance of showers. Wind will blow out to center field at 9 mph.

Key betting note: The under is 16-4-2 in Oakland's last 22 Saturday games.

Houston Astros at Cleveland Indians (-255, 9)

Cold pitching stat: Indians left-hander Scott Kazmir is 0-1 with a 9.00 ERA in two career starts against Houston.

Hot batting stat: Astros 2B Jose Altuve is 3-for-3 with a double lifetime versus Kazmir.

Weather: Temperatures will be in the mid-60s with a 65 percent chance of showers. Wind will blow in from center field at 12 mph.

Key betting note: Cleveland is 7-1 in Kazmir's last eight starts as a home favorite.

Chicago White Sox at Detroit Tigers (-140, 7.5)

Hot pitching stat: Tigers right-hander Rick Porcello has won back-to-back starts, allowing just two runs over 15 innings in that span.

Cold batting stat: Detroit CF Austin Jackson has struggled mightily against White Sox lefty Chris Sale, going just 2-for-27 with 12 strikeouts in his career.

Weather: Temperatures will be in the high-50s with a 20 percent chance of showers. Wind will blow out to left-center field at 7 mph.

Key betting note: Detroit has won 11 of Porcello's previous 12 starts against Chicago.

Toronto Blue Jays at Boston Red Sox (OFF, OFF)

Hot pitching stat: Red Sox right-hander Clay Buchholz has allowed just an unearned run on five hits in two starts since returning from the disabled list.

Hot batting stat: Boston DH David Ortiz is a career .343 hitter with two home runs and 13 RBIs in 70 at-bats against Toronto left-hander Mark Buehrle.

Weather: Temperatures will be in the low-70s with a 40 percent chance of showers or thunderstorms. Wind will blow out to left field at 9 mph.

Key betting note: Boston has won 10 of its last 11 games against a lefty starter.

Texas Rangers at Kansas City Royals (-104, 8.5)

Hot pitching stat: Royals right-hander Jeremy Guthrie has been sensational at home in 2013, going 9-4 with a 4.37 ERA in 15 starts.

Hot batting stat: Kansas City DH Billy Butler is 8-for-20 with three doubles in his career against Rangers right-hander Matt Garza.

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

Key betting note: The Royals have won 22 of Guthrie's last 26 home starts.

Seattle Mariners at Los Angeles Angels (-165, 9)

Cold pitching stat: Mariners left-hander Joe Saunders is just 3-7 with a 6.90 ERA in 12 second-half starts after going 8-8 with a 4.24 ERA in the first half.

Cold batting stat: Angels OF Mike Trout has just two hits in nine at-bats against Saunders.

Weather: Temperatures will be in the high-60s with partly cloudy skies. Wind will blow out to center field at 6 mph.

Key betting note: The over is 9-1-1 in Los Angeles' last 11 games against a left-handed starter.

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San Francisco Giants at New York Yankees (-155, 8.5)


Hot pitching stat: New York right-hander Ivan Nova is 6-2 with a 2.71 ERA in 11 starts and one relief appearance at Yankee Stadium this season.

Cold batting stat: Yankees 1B/DH Mark Reynolds is a .212 career hitter with 85 strikeouts in just 199 at-bats against San Francisco.

Weather: Temperatures will be in the high-70s with partly cloudy skies. Wind will blow from right to left field at 12 mph.

Key betting note: The Yankees have won Nova's last five interleague starts.

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