MLB Betting News and Notes Thursday, September 26

MLB Betting News and Notes Thursday, September 26

Thursday's MLB Betting Cheat Sheet
By Covers.com

National League

Arizona Diamondbacks at San Diego Padres (-110, 7)


Hot pitching stat: Arizona right-hander Trevor Cahill is 2-3 but has a 2.72 ERA and has surrendered just two home runs in six career starts against San Diego.

Cold batting stat: Padres SS Ronny Cedeno and 1B Jesus Guzman are a combined 0-for-14 with eight strikeouts against Cahill.

Weather: Temperatures will be in the mid-60s with partly cloudy skies. Wind will blow out to right field at 10 mph.

Key betting note: The Diamondbacks are 4-1 in Cahill's previous five starts against a division foe.

Philadelphia Phillies at Atlanta Braves (-176, 8)

Cold pitching stat: Phillies right-hander Tyler Cloyd is 0-3 with an 11.77 ERA over his last three starts.

Cold batting stat: Braves 1B Freddie Freeman is batting just .246 with one home run and 17 strikeouts in 61 at-bats against Philadelphia in 2013.

Weather: Temperatures will be in the high-60s with partly cloudy skies. Wind will blow in from right field at 5 mph.

Key betting note: The Phillies are 2-10 in their last 12 road outings against teams with winning records.

Milwaukee Brewers at New York Mets (-142, 7.5)

Cold pitching stat: Brewers righty Johnny Hellweg surrendered seven runs on seven hits while walking five in 3 2/3 innings in his previous encounter with the Mets, a 12-5 loss on July 5.

Hot batting stat: Milwaukee OF Norichika Aoki is hitting 6-for-13 with a double in 13 at-bats against New York this season.

Weather: Temperatures will be in the mid-60s under partly cloudy skies. Wind will blow from right to left field at 3 mph.

Key betting note: The under is 13-3 in Mets right-hander Dillon Gee's last 16 home starts.

Los Angeles Dodgers at San Francisco Giants (-121, 7.5)

Cold pitching stat: Dodgers right-hander Edinson Volquez is 2-2 with a 5.92 ERA in 10 career starts against San Francisco.

Cold batting stat: Los Angeles 1B Adrian Gonzalez is a career .200 hitter with 16 strikeouts in 50 at-bats versus Giants starter Tim Lincecum.

Weather: Temperatures will be in the low-60s with clear skies. Wind will blow out to center field at 10 mph.

Key betting note: San Francisco is 3-10 in Lincecum's previous 13 starts against teams with winning records.

American League

Toronto Blue Jays at Baltimore Orioles (-135, 8)


Hot pitching stat: Blue Jays left-hander Mark Buehrle is 7-3 with a 2.99 ERA in 13 starts since the All-Star break.

Hot batting stat: Orioles OF Nick Markakis has dominated the head-to-head matchup with Buehrle, hitting .444 with three doubles, two homers and five RBIs in 36 career at-bats.

Weather: Temperatures will be in the high-60s with partly cloudy skies. Wind will be calm.

Key betting note: The under is 14-2 in Buehrle's previous 16 starts on four days' rest.

Tampa Bay Rays at New York Yankees (+100, 7.5)


Hot pitching stat: Yankees right-hander Ivan Nova is coming off his second complete-game shutout of the season, limiting the San Francisco Giants to six hits in a 6-0 triumph.

Hot batting stat: New York 2B Robinson Cano is 7-for-19 with three home runs and six RBIs lifetime versus Rays starter Alex Cobb.

Weather: Temperatures will be in the mid-60s with partly cloudy skies. Wind will blow in from center field at 3 mph.

Key betting note: The under is 6-0 in Nova's last six home starts against Tampa Bay.

Los Angeles Angels at Texas Rangers (-170, 9)

Hot pitching stat: Angels right-hander Jerome Williams has won four straight starts and has allowed just two combined runs over his previous two outings.

Hot batting stat: Los Angeles OF Mike Trout has a .365/.515/.558 slash line in 52 at-bats against the Rangers in 2013.

Weather: Temperatures will be in the low-90s under clear skies. Wind will blow in from right field at 9 mph.

Key betting note: The over is 7-1 in the Angels' last eight series openers.

Kansas City Royals at Chicago White Sox (+125, 8.5)

Cold pitching stat: White Sox right-hander Andre Rienzo was roughed up in his last outing, surrendering five runs on seven hits - including a pair of homers - over four innings of an 8-1 loss to Cleveland.

Cold batting stat: Chicago 1B/DH Adam Dunn is hitting just .154 with 12 strikeouts in 26 at-bats against Royals right-hander Jeremy Guthrie.

Weather: Temperatures will be in the mid-60s with sunny skies. Wind will blow in from left field at 6 mph.

Key betting note: The under is 16-6-4 in Guthrie's previous 26 starts on four days' rest.

Cleveland Indians at Minnesota Twins (+143, 8)

Cold pitching stat: Twins left-hander Andrew Albers has been torched in consecutive starts, surrendering 12 combined runs over 8 2/3 innings in losses to the Tampa Bay Rays and Oakland Athletics.

Hot batting stat: Minnesota OF Josh Willingham is hitting a sizzling .600 with three homers and six RBIs in 10 at-bats against Indians starter Zach McAllister.

Weather: Temperatures will be in the mid-70s under sunny skies. Wind will blow from right to left field at 12 mph.

Key betting note: Cleveland is 11-1 in its last 12 road games against teams with losing records.

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