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08/27/2013 05:59 AM

Tuesday's American League betting cheat sheet

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

New York Yankees at Toronto Blue Jays (+110, 9)

Hot pitching stat: Yanks starter Andy Pettitte pitched very well versus the Blue Jays in his last start on Aug. 22. The lefty tossed six innings of four-hit ball en route to a 5-3 Yankee victory over the Jays.

Cold batting stat: Jays SS Jose Reyes is just 6-for-25 in his career versus Pettitte. None of those hits have gone for extra bases.

Weather: With a 40 percent chance of thunderstorms in the forecast, the roof could be closed at Rogers Centre.

Key betting note: The Blue Jays are 1-4 in J.A. Happ's last five home starts.


Oakland A's at Detroit Tigers (-186, 8.5)

Hot pitching stat: Tigers starter Justin Verlander pitched six innings allowing just three hits as the Tigers defeated the A's back on April 13 in his lone start versus the club this season.

Cold batting stat: A's OF Josh Reddick is hitting a paltry .154 in 13 career at-bats versus Verlander.

Weather: There is a 50 percent chance of thunderstorms in the forecast for gametime. Temperatures will be in the mid-80s and wind will blow in from right field at 4 mph.

Key betting note: The Tigers are 6-0 in Verlander's last six starts versus the Athletics.


Baltimore Orioles at Boston Red Sox (-132, 9)

Cold pitching stat: Orioles starter Wei-Yin Chen is 1-3 with a 4.10 ERA in his four August starts.

Hot batting stat: BoSox 2B Dustin Pedroia is 4-for-10 with one double and one triple in his career versus Chen.

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

Key betting note: The under is 6-1 in Sox SP Felix Doubront's last seven home starts.


Los Angeles Angels at Tampa Bay Rays (-128, 8)

Hot pitching stat: Angels starter C.J. Wilson has fared quite well versus the Rays throughout his career. Wilson owns a 4-2 record with a 3.24 ERA in seven career starts versus the Rays.

Cold batting stat: In 141 collective at-bats, the Rays current roster is batting just .184 versus Wilson.

Weather: Dome

Key betting note: The under is 9-1-1 in Rays starter Roberto Hernandez's last 11 starts overall.


Houston Astros at Chicago White Sox (-192, 9)

Cold pitching stat: Paul Clemens of the Astros will be making his first start of the season Tuesday. The righty owns a 6.36 ERA in 46 2/3 innings out of the 'Stros pen this season.

Hot batting stat: Prior to Monday's game, Sox slugger Adam Dunn has just four homers in August, but is hitting an uncharacterstic .307 for the month.

Weather: Temperatures will be in the low-90s with clear skies. Wind will blow from right field to left field at 12 mph.

Key betting note: The White Sox are 0-5 in Jose Quintana's last five home starts versus a team with a losing record.


Kansas City Royals at Minnesota Twins (+138, 8.5)

Cold pitching stat: Royals starter James Shields has two wins in three starts versus the Twins this season, but he owns a 5.89 ERA.

Hot batting stat: Twins 1B Justin Morneau is 14-for-38 with four homers and 10 RBIs in his career versus Shields.

Weather: Temperatures will be in the high-90s under partly cloudy skies. Wind will blow out to right field at 10 mph.

Key betting note: The Twins are 0-4 in Kevin Correia's last four starts versus the Royals.


Texas Rangers at Seattle Mariners (+106, 7)

Hot pitching stat: Rangers starter Derek Holland is 1-0 with a 0.92 ERA in three starts versus Seattle this season.

Hot batting stat: Rangers 3B Adrian Beltre is 8-for-19 (.421) with two homers in his career versus Seattle starter Hisashi Iwakuma.

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

Key betting note: The Rangers are 6-1 in Holland's last seven road starts versus a team with a losing record.


** Odds, probable starting pitchers, weather forecast and stats as of 9:55 p.m. ET Monday.

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08/27/2013 05:59 AM

Tuesday's National League betting cheat sheet

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

Miami Marlins at Washington Nationals (-158, 8)

Cold pitching stat: Nats starter Ross Ohlendorf did not fare well in his last start on August 21. He gave up four runs on six hits over 4 1/3 innings in an 11-6 victory over the Chicago Cubs.

Cold batting stat: Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton has just one hit in seven at-bats in his career versus Ohlendorf.

Weather: There is a 30 percent chance of thunderstorms in the forecast for gametime. Temperatures will be in the low-90s and wind will blow from left field to right field at 7 mph.

Key betting note: The under is 6-1 in Marlins SP Nate Eovaldi's last seven starts overall.


Milwaukee Brewers at Pittsburgh Pirates (-142, 7)

Cold pitching stat: Pirates lefty Jeff Locke has had an awful August. Locke is 0-1 with a 7.50 ERA in four starts this month.

Cold batting stat: Pirates slugger Pedro Alvarez is 5-for-22 with nine strikeouts in his career against Brewers starter Kyle Lohse.

Weather: Temperatures will be in the low-80s with a 50 percent chance of rain. Wind will blow out to left field at 6 mph.

Key betting note: The Brewers are 6-1 in Lohse's last seven starts.


Philadelphia Phillies at New York Mets (-132, 7.5)

Hot pitching stat: Mets starter Jon Niese is coming off of arguably his best start of the year. Niese went seven innings allowing one run on five hits, but was the hard-luck loser in a 4-1 loss to the Braves on August 21.

Cold batting stat: Phillies SS Jimmy Rollins is 8-for-37 (.216) in his career versus Niese.

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

Key betting note: The over is 13-3-1 in Niese's last 17 Tuesday starts.


Cincinnati Reds at St. Louis Cardinals (+100, 7.5)

Hot pitching stat: Reds starter Mat Latos has been stellar in August. The righty is 3-1 with a 0.89 ERA in his four August starts.

Hot batting stat: The Cards have hit well versus Latos, however. Collectively, the Cards own a .318 average in 173 at-bats versus Latos.

Weather: Temperatures will be in the low-90s with mostly clear skies. Wind will blow out to center field at 8 mph.

Key betting note: The Cardinals are 5-0 SP Joe Kelly's previous five starts overall.


San Francisco Giants at Colorado Rockies (-121, 10.5)

Cold pitching stat: Rockies starter Chad Bettis is 0-2 with a 4.50 ERA in five August starts.

Hot batting stat: Giants C Buster Posey is hitting .465 versus the Rockies this season.

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

Key betting note: The Giants are 1-5 in the last six meetings in Colorado.


San Diego Padres at Arizona Diamondbacks

Hot pitching stat: Padres starter Ian Kennedy is 2-1 with a 3.20 ERA in four starts since coming over to San Diego in a trade with Arizona.

Cold batting stat: DBacks 3B Martin Prado is 2-for-10 lifetime versus Kennedy.

Weather: Temperatures will be in the high-90s with clear skies. Wind will blow out to right field at 5 mph.

Key betting note: The Diamondbacks are 4-0 in their last four during Game 2 of a series.


Chicago Cubs at Los Angeles Dodgers (-280, 5.5)

Hot pitching stat: Dodgers starter Clayton Kershaw is 3-1 with a 0.90 ERA in his four August starts.

Cold batting stat: Cubs SS Starlin Castro is 0-for-13 in his career versus Kershaw.

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 Cubs are 0-5 in SP Travis Wood's last five road starts versus a team with a winning record.


Interleague

Cleveland Indians at Atlanta Braves (-141, 7.5)

Hot pitching stat: Braves SP Alex Wood is 1-0 with a sparkling 1.11 ERA in four August starts.

Cold batting stat: Braves C Brian McCann is batting just .227 in the month of August.

Weather: Temperatures will be in the low-80s with partly cloudy skies. Wind will blow from left field to right field at 3 mph.

Key betting note: The Braves are 4-1 in Woods last five starts.


* Odds courtesy of BetOnline.com

** Odds, probable starting pitchers, weather forecast and stats as of 10:05 p.m. ET Monday.

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08/27/2013 06:00 AM

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Hot pitchers
-- Eovaldi is 1-1, 3.28 in six road starts this season. Washington won all three Ohlendorf starts (1-0, 3.06).
-- Lohse is 4-1, 2.45 in his last seven starts.
-- Niese is 2-0, 2.84 in three starts since coming off DL.
-- Kelly is 5-0, 1.79 in his last seven starts. Latos is 5-1, 1.91 in his last seven.
-- Former D'Back Kennedy is 2-1, 3.20 in four starts for San Diego.
-- Kershaw is 3-0, 0.75 in his last three starts.

-- AWood is 2-0, 1.72 in his last five starts.

-- Pettitte is 2-0, 2.84 in his last couple starts. Happ is 1-1, 5.82 in his last four starts.
-- Wilson is 2-0, 1.89 in his last three starts.
-- Quintana is 2-1, 3.91 in his last four starts.
-- Shields is 2-0, 2.57 in his last three starts.
-- Iwakuma is 2-0, 2.57 in his last two starts. Holland is 1-0, 1.67 in last four.


Cold pitchers
-- Kendrick is 0-2, 7.05 in his last three starts.
-- Locke is 0-2, 6.91 in his last six starts. Bettis is 0-2, 6.75 in five starts this season.
-- TWood is 0-3, 5.16 in his last five starts.

-- Salazar is 0-1, 4.41 in his last three starts.

-- Milone is 1-2, 6.00 in his last five starts. Verlander is 0-1, 4.91 in his last three outings.
-- Hernandez is 0-2, 8.56 in his last three starts.
-- Chen is 1-3, 4.10 in his last four starts. Doubront is 1-3, 4.84 in his last four starts at Fenway.
-- Correia is 0-2, 5.79 in his last couple starts.


Starting Pitchers/First Inning
You can wager on whether teams will score in the first inning. Below is how often a starting pitcher has allowed 1+ runs in first inning in one of his starts........
-- Eovaldi 3-13; Ohlendorf 1-3
-- Lohse 7-26 (0 of last 8); Locke 5-25
-- Kendrick 5-14; Niese 6-17
-- Latos 8-26 (0 of last 7); Kelly 0-9
-- Petit 0-0; Bettis 3-5
-- Kennedy 9-25; Holmberg 0-0
-- TWood 4-26; Kershaw 3-27 (0 of last 7)

-- Salazar 2-4; AWood 1-7

-- Pettitte 10-23 (8 of last 10); Happ 2-11
-- Milone 6-23 (0 of last 6); Verlander 8-27 (4 of last 7)
-- Wilson 5-26 (1 of last 14); Hernandez 10-23 (3 of last 3)
-- Chen 3-16 (1 of last 10); Doubront 5-23 (1 of last 9)
-- Shields 11-26; Correia 6-25 (0 of last 11)
-- Clemens 0-0; Quintana 9-26
-- Holland 3-26; Iwakuma 6-27 (1 of last 11)

Totals
-- Last five Washington games went over the total.
-- Six of last seven Milwaukee games went over total.
-- Under is 11-3-1 in last fifteen Philadelphia games.
-- Three of last four Cincinnati games went over total.
-- Under is 6-0-1 in last seven Colorado games.
-- Four of last five San Diego games stayed under total.
-- Under is 14-5-2 in last 21 Dodger home games.

-- Four of last five Atlanta games stayed under the total.

-- Five of last six Oakland games went over the total.
-- 11 of last 15 Toronto games stayed under the total.
-- Six of last nine Tampa Bay games stayed under total.
-- Seven of last ten Baltimore games went over the total.
-- Eight of last eleven White Sox games stayed under the total.
-- Eight of last ten Houston games went over the total.
-- Six of last nine Seattle home games went over total.

Hot teams
-- Nationals won five of their last six games.
-- Brewers are 7-4 in their last eleven road games.
-- St Louis won eight of its last ten games.
-- Phillies won seven of their last nine games.
-- Rockies won three of their last four games.
-- Arizona won seven of its last nine home games.
-- Dodgers are 47-12 in last 59 games, 5-4 in last nine.

-- Indians won five of their last six games.

-- Detroit won six of its last nine games.
-- Angels won last three games, outscoring foes 14-2. Tampa Bay won eight of its last twelve games, but lost last two.
-- Orioles/Red Sox both won three of last four games.
-- White Sox won eight of their last ten games. Houston won three of last four.
-- Texas won 20 of its last 26 games.


Cold teams
-- Marlins lost five of their last six games.
-- Pirates lost ten of their last sixteen games.
-- Mets lost seven of their last nine games.
-- Cincinnati lost three of its last four games.
-- Giants lost six of their last nine road games.
-- San Diego lost four of its last five road games.
-- Cubs lost 16 of their last 23 games.

-- Braves lost three of their last four games.

-- Oakland is 6-7 in its last 13 games.
-- Blue Jays lost 12 of their last 18 games, but won their last two. Bronx lost three of last four.
-- Mariners lost their last four games, outscored 22-5.
-- Kansas City lost nine of their last thirteen games, but won last two. Twins lost seven of their last ten games.

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08/27/2013 06:01 AM

MARC LAWRENCE

Play On: NY Mets w/Niese vs Kendrick

When the Mets send Jon Niese to the hill against Kyle Kendrick and the Phillies in Game Two of this four-game NL East division match-up Tuesday evening, New York will do so knowing Niese is in strong KW form with 23 strikeouts and 5 walks his last three starts.
On the other side, Kendrick is in struggling current form with a 7.00 ERA his last seven starts. With the Phillies just 1-13 their fourteen road games, we'll stay at home with the better arm here tonight. We recommend a 1-unit play on the Mets.

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08/27/2013 06:01 AM

JIMMY BOYD

Free Pick on Toronto Blue Jays

J.A. Happ is much better than the oddsmakers are giving him credit for. He has a 3.32 ERA at home this season, and has been solid in his last three outings putting up a 3.57 ERA. Happ is 2-1 in his career against the Yankees and I expect him to improve on that number today. Run support should not be an issue for Toronto as they are scoring 4.9 runs per game with a .269 batting average against left-handed starters this year.

Andy Pettitte is no longer the lethal pitcher he once was. He has a 4.26 ERA this season, and a .500 overall and road record. Pettitte's last start came at home against Toronto, but in today's matchup he will be pitching on the road so I expect to see dramatically different results today. The Yankees have struggled against division opponents this season, batting .248 and scoring 4.2 runs per game. They also have a 21-37 division record.

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08/27/2013 06:01 AM

JEFFREY BRANDES

Miami Marlins at Washington Nationals

Pitchers:
Miami Marlins: N. Eovaldi - R
Washington Nationals: R. Ohlendorf - R

It's seven starts and counting for Eovaldi since his last win. He has not had much luck since beating the Nationals on July 12. In his last start, he gave up three runs (two earned) in a loss to Los Angeles. He has a 5.82 ERA in his last 3 starts.

In his first start off the disabled list, Ohlendorf took a no-decision after pitching 4 1/3 innings, allowing four runs on six hits against the Cubs on Wednesday at Wrigley Field.

RECOMMENDATION: OVER (8 ov-110)

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08/27/2013 06:01 AM

FREDDY WILLS

Braves -140 2* FREE PLAY

Alex Wood has posted some strong numbers thus far this season and he has even stronger numbers of late with a 0.98 ERA and 0.87 WHIP over his last three starts combined. He'll face the Cleveland Indians from the American League who have hit lefties well, but come into this game with a .224 average and 2.78 runs per 9 vs. LHP over their last 10 combined. I also love to fade an American League team that relies on their hitting in National League park against a pitcher they haven't faced before. You are likely to get a bargain on the odds and the fact that the Indians lose a hitter is a huge loss for their offense that is already starting to sputter. When you look at their 7 games they have played on the road without a DH this is evident as they have scored 0, 2, 4, 2, 2, 2 and 10 runs. In only one game did they have a huge game. The Braves throw a solid lefty out there and their bullpen is rested after a day off where they are actually 37-16 in their last 53 games. The Indians are 16-37 in their last 53 inter league games and throw a quality RHP of their own out there but...

Danny Salazar is raw and the Braves are 42-14 in their last 56 home games vs. RH starter. Even without Uggla and Heyward they will be just fine as the two have been known to struggle any way and the Braves keep winning. Salazar has impressive stuff, but his 25% HR/FB ratio is alarming and that's where the Braves should be able to get the win because their record when hitting a HR is excellent.

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08/27/2013 06:02 AM

JIM FEIST

Take: (917) OAKLAND ATHLETICS

Reason: The Athletics are 12-4 in their last 16 vs. the American League Central and need to win, in a tight pennant race battle with Texas. This is a strong offense, 12th in runs scored, 13th in on base percentage. The team is 6-2 in the last 8 starts made by Tommy Milone. Detroit goes with Justin Verlander, but he's been a money-burner with the Tigers are 2-5 in Verlander's last 7 starts, so grab the motivated (and talented) visitors. Play the Oakland A's