MLB Betting News and Notes Saturday, September 28

MLB Betting News and Notes Saturday, September 28

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

Pittsburgh Pirates at Cincinnati Reds (-128, 7.5)

Cold pitching stat: Cincinnati right-hander Bronson Arroyo has been taken deep five times over the past three games.

Hot batting stat: Reds 3B Todd Frazier is 5-for-7 with two doubles, a triple and a homer in his career against Pirates starter Charlie Morton.

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

Key betting note: The over is 8-1 in Arroyo's last nine games with five days rest.

San Diego Padres at San Francisco Giants (-153, 7)


Hot pitching stat: Giants right-hander Yusmeiro Petit has allowed more than three runs just once in six starts and one relief appearance in 2013.

Hot batting stat: San Francisco 3B Pablo Sandoval has dominated Padres starter Eric Stults, hitting 10-for-19 against him.

Weather: Temperatures will be in the low-70s under sunny skies. Wind will blow out to center field at 6 mph.

Key betting note: The Giants have won Petit's last six starts.

Milwaukee Brewers at New York Mets (-105, 7.5)


Cold pitching stat: Mets right-hander Aaron Harang is 4-7 with a 5.53 ERA in 15 home starts.

Hot batting stat: Brewers 3B Aramis Ramirez is a .333 career hitter with five home runs in 63 at-bats against Harang.

Weather: Temperatures will be in the low-70s with partly cloudy skies. Wind will blow from right to left field at 8 mph.

Key betting note: The under is 8-1 in umpire Todd Tichenor's last nine games behind home plate involving Milwaukee.

Philadelphia Phillies at Atlanta Braves (OFF, OFF)

Cold pitching stat: Braves left-hander Mike Minor is 0-3 in his last five starts while surrendering seven home runs over that stretch.

Cold batting stat: Philadelphia OF Gary Matthews, Jr. is 1-for-12 with five strikeouts in his career against Minor.

Weather: Temperatures will be in the high-60s under clear skies. Wind will blow from right to left field at 5 mph.

Key betting note: Atlanta is 10-2 in Minor's last 12 starts on four days' rest.

Chicago Cubs at St. Louis Cardinals (OFF, OFF)

Cold pitching stat: Cubs right-hander Edwin Jackson has struggled on the road in 2013, going 4-9 with a 4.94 ERA in 17 starts.

Hot batting stat: Cardinals 2B Matt Carpenter is 5-for-12 with two RBIs this season versus Jackson.

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

Key betting note: The under is 7-2 in Jackson's last nine starts against teams with winning records.

Washington Nationals at Arizona Diamondbacks (-112, 9)

Cold pitching stat: Nationals right-hander Dan Haren is 1-1 with a 5.00 ERA in one start and one relief appearance against the Diamondbacks.

Hot batting stat: Arizona 2B Aaron Hill is a .318 career hitter with a home run and five RBIs in 22 at-bats against Haren.

Weather: Temperatures will be in the high-80s with sunny skies. Wind will blow from left to right field at 4 mph.

Key betting note: The over is 5-1-1 in Diamondbacks starter Brandon McCarthy's last seven outings against teams with winning records.

Colorado Rockies at Los Angeles Dodgers (-225, 7)

Hot pitching stat: Dodgers right-hander Zack Greinke is 7-1 with a 1.87 ERA in 13 starts since the All-Star break.

Cold batting stat: Los Angeles 3B Juan Uribe has just two hits - both singles - in 13 at-bats versus Colorado starter Juan Nicasio.

Weather: Temperatures will be in the mid-70s with sunny skies. Wind will blow out to right field at 5 mph.

Key betting note: The under is 12-3-1 in Greinke's last 16 starts.

Interleague

Detroit Tigers at Miami Marlins (+168, 7)


Hot pitching stat: Tigers right-hander Anibal Sanchez is 7-2 with a 2.33 ERA in 13 second-half starts.

Hot batting stat: Detroit 3B Miguel Cabrera is hitting .371 with five homers and 17 RBIs in 62 interleague at-bats in 2013.

Weather: Temperatures will be in the high-70s with partly cloudy skies. Wind will blow in from right field at 7 mph.

Key betting note: The Tigers are 8-0 in Sanchez's previous eight starts with five days' rest.

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Saturday's MLB American League Betting Cheat Sheet
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Los Angeles Angels at Texas Rangers (-153, 9)

Hot pitching stat: Rangers left-hander Derek Holland is coming off his best start of the second half, going the distance on a six-hit shutout in a 12-0 triumph over the Houston Astros.

Cold batting stat: Angels OF Josh Hamilton is hitting a paltry .197 in 178 at-bats against left-handed pitchers in 2013.

Weather: Temperatures will be in the low-90s with partly cloudy skies. Wind will be calm.

Key betting note: The over is 12-3-1 in Los Angeles' previous 16 games against a left-handed starter.

Cleveland Indians at Minnesota Twins (+175, 8.5)

Hot pitching stat: Indians lefty Scott Kazmir stymied the Astros in his last start, scattering four hits while striking out 10 over seven innings of a 4-1 win.

Cold batting stat: Twins OF Josh Willingham has just two hits with six strikeouts in 14 career at-bats versus Kazmir.

Weather: Temperatures will be in the high-60s with showers expected throughout the afternoon. Wind will blow out to center field at 13 mph.

Key betting note: Minnesota has lost seven consecutive Saturday games.

Tampa Bay Rays at Toronto Blue Jays (+150, 8)

Hot pitching stat: Rays right-hander Chris Archer is 1-0 with a 1.29 ERA in two career starts against the Blue Jays.

Cold batting stat: Tampa Bay OF Matt Joyce has a .167/.193/.315 slash line with 13 strikeouts in 45 at-bats against lefties this season.

Weather: Temperatures will be in the mid-60s with sunny skies. Wind will blow out to left field at 7 mph.

Key betting note: Tampa Bay has won each of Archer's previous six starts against the American League East.

Oakland Athletics at Seattle Mariners (+150, 7.5)

Cold pitching stat: Mariners right-hander Brandon Maurer is 1-2 with a 6.75 ERA in two starts and one relief appearance versus the Athletics.

Hot batting stat: Seattle RH Raul Ibanez is 5-for-15 with a pair of homers and four RBIs lifetime against Oakland starter Jarrod Parker.

Weather: Temperatures will be in the low-60s with rain expected throughout the evening. Wind will blow out to left-center field at 13 mph.

Key betting note: The under is 8-2 in Parker's previous 10 Saturday starts.

Boston Red Sox at Baltimore Orioles (OFF, OFF)


Hot pitching stat: Red Sox left-hander Jon Lester has won back-to-back starts, limiting opponents to two runs over 15 innings in that span.

Cold batting stat: Baltimore 1B Chris Davis is a .136 hitter in 22 at-bats against Lester.

Weather: Temperatures will be in the high-60s with partly cloudy skies. Wind will blow from right to left field at 4 mph.

Key betting note: Boston is 10-2 in its last 12 games against a left-handed starter.

Kansas City Royals at Chicago White Sox (+118, 7.5)

Hot pitching stat: White Sox right-hander Erik Johnson has won consecutive starts, allowing two runs in 12 2/3 innings over that stretch.

Cold batting stat: Entering Friday, Royals OF Alex Gordon is hitting just .243 with five homers in 92 games against the White Sox.

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

Key betting note: The over is 7-1 in umpire Paul Emmel's last eight Saturday games behind home plate.

New York Yankees at Houston Astros (+148, 8.5)

Cold pitching stat: Yankees left-hander Andy Pettitte is 1-1 with a 6.94 ERA in two career starts against the Astros.

Cold batting stat: Houston 1B Chris Carter is batting .234 and has struck out 63 times in 145 at-bats against lefties in 2013.

Weather: Temperatures will be in the mid-80s with mostly cloudy skies. Wind will blow out to left field at 7 mph.

Key betting note: New York is 1-9 in Pettitte's last 10 starts against American League West opponents.

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