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On 08/23/2013 06:08 AM in MLB

Some Friday MLB Helpful Information

Friday's National League Betting Cheat Sheet

Check out our quick-hitting betting notes on Friday's National League games:

Arizona Diamondbacks at Philadelphia Phillies (-122, 7.5)

Hot pitching stat: Phillies left-hander Cole Hamels has recorded five straight quality starts, allowing seven runs over 38 innings in that span.

Cold batting stat: Members of the Philadelphia roster are hitting just .235 with one RBI in 17 at-bats against DBacks starter Wade Miley.

Weather: Temperatures will be in the mid-70s under sunny skies. Wind will blow in from left field at 6 mph.

Key betting note: Arizona has won just two of its last 13 visits to Philadelphia.

Colorado Rockies at Miami Marlins (+128, 7.5)

Cold pitching stat: Miami right-hander Tom Koehler dominated Colorado in their last encounter July 22, allowing one run while scattering eight hits over seven innings of a 3-1 triumph.

Hot batting stat: Marlins rookies OF Christian Yelich is 3-for-3 with a pair of RBIs in his career against Colorado starter Jhoulys Chacin.

Weather: With a 30 percent chance of a shower or thunderstorm, the roof at Marlins Park may be closed. Temperatures will be in the mid-80s while the wind will blow from right to left field at 7 mph.

Key betting note: The under is 19-6-2 in Chacin's last 27 road starts.

Milwaukee Brewers at Cincinnati Reds (-182, 8)

Hot pitching stat: Milwaukee right-hander Yovani Gallardo tamed the Reds in their previous meeting Saturday evening, allowing just three hits over 6 1/3 scoreless innings en route to a 2-0 win.

Hot batting stat: Reds 1B Joey Votto is a .310 career hitter with 16 home runs and 60 RBIs in 284 at-bats against Milwaukee.

Weather: Temperatures will be in the mid-70s under partly cloudy skies. Wind will blow in from left field at 5 mph.

Key betting note: Cincinnati is 2-9 in starter Homer Bailey's last 11 outings on four days' rest.

Atlanta Braves at St. Louis Cardinals (-165, 7)

Hot pitching stat: Cardinals right-hander Adam Wainwright is 6-2 with a 3.09 ERA in eight starts and three relief appearances against Atlanta.

Cold batting stat: Atlanta 2B Dan Uggla is 5-for-25 with eight strikeouts all-time against Wainwright.

Weather: Temperatures will be in the mid-80s with partly cloudy skies. Wind will blow in from right field at 6 mph.

Key betting note: The over is 11-2-1 in the Braves' last 14 road games against teams with winning records.

Chicago Cubs at San Diego Padres (-120, 7.5)

Hot pitching stat: Padres right-hander Edinson Volquez has dominated the Cubs in his career, going 5-0 with a 2.76 ERA in seven starts.

Hot batting stat: San Diego 1B Yonder Alonso is 5-for-9 with two doubles and one homer in his career against Chicago starter Edwin Jackson.

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

Key betting note: San Diego is 11-1 in Volquez's last 12 starts against the National League Central.

Pittsburgh Pirates at San Francisco Giants (-139, 6.5)

Hot pitching stat: Giants right-hander Madison Bumgarner is 4-3 with a 2.40 ERA and a .192 opposition batting average in 11 home starts.

Cold batting stat: San Francisco 3B Pablo Sandoval has four hits in 21 at-bats against Pirates starter Charlie Morton.

Weather: Temperatures will be in the low-60s with sunny skies. Wind will blow out to center field at 13 mph.

Key betting note: The under is 9-2 in Bumgarner's last 11 starts on grass.

Interleague Games

Detroit Tigers at New York Mets (+148, OFF)

Hot pitching stat: The Tigers are 3-1 in Doug Fister's four August starts.

Hot batting stat: New York 1B Ike Davis has a .310/.477/.536 slash line in the second half after going just .165/.255/.250 prior to the All-Star break.

Weather: Temperatures will be in the mid-70s with sunny skies. Wind will blow in from center field at 7 mph.

Key betting note: The under is 10-1 in Fister's last 11 outings against teams with losing records.

Boston Red Sox at Los Angeles Dodgers (-115, 7.5)

Cold pitching stat: Dodgers right-hander Ricky Nolasco is 1-2 with an 8.16 ERA in three career outings against the Red Sox.

Hot batting stat: Los Angeles OF Carl Crawford has had Boston starter John Lackey's number, batting .467 with two home runs and nine RBIs in 45 career at-bats against him.

Weather: Temperatures will be in the high-60s with sunny skies. Wind will blow out to center field at 4 mph.

Key betting note: Boston is 80-29 in its last 109 interleague games against a right-handed starter.

** Odds, probable starters and weather forecast as of 8:23 p.m. ET Thursday.

marksmoneymakers Posts:9056 Followers:137
08/23/2013 06:08 AM

Friday's American League Betting Cheat Sheet

Check out our quick-hitting betting notes on Friday's American League games:

Oakland Athletics at Baltimore Orioles (-129, 9)

Cold pitching stat: Athletics right-hander Dan Straily lost his only prior start against Baltimore, allowing four runs over 4 2/3 innings last Sept. 16.

Cold batting stat: Members of the Oakland roster are batting just .216 in 74 at-bats against Orioles starter Bud Norris.

Weather: Temperatures will be in the high-70s with partly cloudy skies. Wind will blow in from left field at 6 mph.

Key betting note: Oakland is 20-8 in its last 28 series-opening games.

Minnesota Twins at Cleveland Indians (-157, 8.5)

Cold pitching stat: Twins right-hander Samuel Deduno was rocked in his last start against Cleveland on Aug. 13, charged with five runs on five hits over six innings of a 5-2 loss.

Cold batting stat: Indians 3B Lonnie Chisenhall is hitting just .136 with one home run and three RBIs in August.

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

Key betting note: The under is 10-1-1 in Deduno's last 12 starts against the American League Central.

New York Yankees at Tampa Bay Rays (-115, 7)

Cold pitching stat: Yankees right-hander Hiroki Kuroda is 1-2 with a 6.11 ERA - his highest against any major-league team other than the Yankees - in three starts versus the Rays.

Hot batting stat: New York OF Brett Gardner is batting .300 with four doubles and two homers in 50 at-bats against Tampa Bay this season.

Weather: Dome.

Key betting note: The under is 22-4-1 in Kuroda's last 27 road starts.

Toronto Blue Jays at Houston Astros (+124, 8.5)

Hot pitching stat: Toronto right-hander Todd Redmond hasn't registered a decision since July 7, but has a 2.70 ERA over his last five outings.

Cold batting stat: Astros hitters have struck out a league-high 1,195 times this season - over 100 times more than the next closest team.

Weather: Temperatures will be in the mid-80s with a 35 percent chance of showers or thunderstorms. Wind will blow out to left-center field at 11 mph.

Key betting note: The over is 6-0 in the Blue Jays' last six Friday games.

Texas Rangers at Chicago White Sox (-116, 7.5)

Hot pitching stat: White Sox left-hander Chris Sale has won three consecutive starts, surrendering five runs over 23 1/3 innings in that span.

Hot batting stat: Rangers SS Adam Rosales is 4-for-7 with a homer against Sale.

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

Key betting note: Texas has lost five straight games in Chicago.

Los Angeles Angels at Seattle Mariners (-178, 7)

Cold pitching stat: Mariners right-hander Felix Hernandez has struggled against the Angels in his career, going 8-12 with a 3.97 ERA - nearly a run higher than his career mark.

Hot batting stat: Seattle 2B Dustin Ackley is batting .309 since the All-Star break after hitting just .205 in the first half.

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

Key betting note: Seattle has won 14 of its last 17 games against divisional opponents.

Interleague

Washington Nationals at Kansas City Royals (-104, 7)

Cold pitching stat: Royals right-hander Bruce Chen is coming off his worst outing of the season, getting torched for six runs on eight hits over 5 1/3 innings in a 6-3 loss to Detroit.

batting stat: Kansas City DH Billy Butler is just 3-for-15 lifetime against Nationals starter Gio Gonzalez.

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

Key betting note: The under is 4-0-2 in the Royals' last six interleague home games.

** Odds, probable starters and weather forecast as of 7:43 p.m. ET Thursday.

marksmoneymakers Posts:9056 Followers:137
08/23/2013 06:08 AM

Mighty Quinn

Mighty hit with the Nationals on Thursday and likes the Cardinals on Friday.

The deficit is 1364 sirignanos.

marksmoneymakers Posts:9056 Followers:137
08/23/2013 06:09 AM

Baseball Crusher

Chicago White Sox -116 over Texas Rangers

marksmoneymakers Posts:9056 Followers:137
08/23/2013 06:09 AM

ART ARONSON

This is a 1* free play on the "under" between the Pittsburgh Pirates and the San Francisco Giants on Friday night (10:15 EST).

Charlie Morton (4-3, 3.67 ERA) gets the call for the visitors; Morton was unfortunate to get saddled with a no-decision vs. the Diamondbacks on Sunday, a victim of poor run support after giving up two runs off seven hits with three walks while striking out six over seven frames. Morton has allowed just two earned runs in three straight starts and brings his respectable, 3-1, 3.89 ERA road record into San Francisco to throw opposite Madison Bumgarner (11-7, 2.82 ERA) who is coming off an outing to forget vs. the Fish on Sunday, allowing four runs off five hits to go along with an uncharacteristic four walks. So is it time to hit the panic button if you're a Bumgarner fan? Obviously not. The big southpaw has been as effective and efficient as you could possibly hope for this year and he'll now look to improve upon his excellent 4-3, 2.40 ERA home record. These teams played a three-game set in Pittsburgh back in June and all three sailed above the posted number; however, with these two quality starters facing off in the opener of this four-game series, all signs point to a lower-scoring pitchers duel. Consider a second look at the "under" in this one.

marksmoneymakers Posts:9056 Followers:137
08/23/2013 06:10 AM

MARC LAWRENCE

Play On: Oakland A's vs Norris

When the A's open a three-game series with the Orioles at Camden Yards in Baltimore Friday evening, Oakland will take on recently acquired Bud Norris knowing he is winless, 0-4, in his team starts against the AL West this season.
Worse, Norris enters off a phony 'inside-out' win in his last start in which he lasted 5.2 innings while surrendering 9 hits, 4 runs and 3 walks in an 8-4 win here last Saturday over Colorado. With that, look for the A's to improve to 5-1 against the American League behind Daniel Straily here tonight. We recommend a 1-unit play on Oakland.

marksmoneymakers Posts:9056 Followers:137
08/23/2013 06:10 AM

JIMMY BOYD

Free Pick on Cubs/Padres UNDER

Neither of these teams is scoring a lot of runs this year. Over their past seven games, the Padres have scored an average of 2.7 runs per game. The Cubs are batting .230 on the road and scoring a mere 3.6 runs per game. This matchup will feature two right-handed starting pitchers and both of these teams share a .241 batting average against righties.

Edwin Jackson will get the start for Chicago today. He is coming off an excellent performance against St Louis and I expect that success to carry over today against the Padres. In his last start Jackson went six innings and gave up one earned run. Edinson Volquez is also coming off a solid performance, allowing just two earned runs in his last start.

With both teams struggling to get hits, let alone score runs, this game should have no problem staying under the 7.5 run total. I like the fact that both starting pitchers are coming off solid performances, too. Neither team presents any danger at the plate so expect to see Jackson and Volquez in a pitchers dual today.

marksmoneymakers Posts:9056 Followers:137
08/23/2013 06:10 AM

JEFFREY BRANDES

Atlanta Braves at St. Louis Cardinals

Pitchers:
Atlanta Braves: K. Medlen - R
St. Louis Cardinals: A. Wainwright - R

Kris Medlen worked three innings in Saturday's loss to the Nationals, throwing 47 pitches and giving up the decisive home run to Adam LaRoche in the 15th inning. He was bumped back in the rotation after the emergency relief appearance.

After four winless starts, Wainwright became the second NL pitcher to reach 14 wins with a victory his last time out against the Cubs. He threw seven innings for the 21st time in his 26 starts and struck out 11 for the second time this year.

RECOMMENDATION: OVER (7 ov-120)

marksmoneymakers Posts:9056 Followers:137
08/23/2013 06:11 AM

JIM FEIST

Take: (902) PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES

Reason: The Diamondbacks are 9-19 in their last 28 road games and 7-18 in their last 25 road games vs. a team with a winning home record. They are a long way from home and face red hot Cole Hamels, who has a 1.96 ERA his last three starts walking 1 and fanning 20! The Phillies are 15-6 in Hamels' last 21 starts vs. National League West and 6-2 in hi' last 8 starts vs. the Diamondbacks. And the Diamondbacks are 2-11 in the last 13 meetings in Philadelphia. Play the Phillies.

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08/23/2013 06:11 AM

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