Some Thursday MLB Helpful Information
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Thursday's MLB National League Betting Cheat Sheet
Check out our quick-hitting betting notes for Thursday's National League games:
Atlanta Braves at Miami Marlins (+135, 7.5)
Hot pitching stat: Marlins right-hander Nate Eovaldi silenced the Braves in their last encounter Sept. 1, limiting them to seven hits and a pair of walks over eight shutout innings in a 7-0 win.
Cold batting stat: Braves 1B Freddie Freeman is just 3-for-15 lifetime against Eovaldi.
Weather: Temperatures will be in the high-80s, but with a 50 percent chance of showers or thunderstorms, the roof at Marlins Park may be closed. Wind will blow in from right field at 6 mph.
Key betting note: The under is 3-0-2 in Eovaldi's last five starts against the Braves.
Washington Nationals at New York Mets (+127, 8)
Hot pitching stat: Nationals right-hander Tanner Roark has limited opponents to a .186 batting average and has yet to yield a homer in 28 2/3 major-league innings.
Hot batting stat: Washington 3B Ryan Zimmerman has five hits, including a pair of doubles, in 13 career at-bats against Mets starter Aaron Harang.
Weather: Temperatures will be in the mid-80s with a 60 percent chance of thunderstorms. Wind will blow out to center field at 11 mph.
Key betting note: The Nationals are 21-5 in their last 26 Thursday games.
Chicago Cubs at Pittsburgh Pirates (-166, 7.5)
Cold pitching stat: Pirates left-hander Jeff Locke is 0-3 in his last eight starts while failing to last more than 5 2/3 innings in his previous seven outings.
Cold batting stat: Members of the Chicago roster are hitting a combined .212 in 33 at-bats against Locke.
Weather: Temperatures will be in the high-60s with and 80 percent chance of rain. Wind will blow out to right-center field at 6 mph.
Key betting note: The under is 6-1-1 in the last eight meetings in Pittsburgh.
San Diego Padres at Philadelphia Phillies (-112, 8)
Hot pitching stat: Padres right-hander Tyson Ross has been sensational of late, allowing just one run while striking out 15 in 12 combined innings over his last two starts.
Cold batting stat: San Diego 3B Chase Headley is a .176 career hitter with seven strikeouts over 17 at-bats against Phillies starter Roy Halladay.
Weather: Temperatures will be in the mid-70s with a 55 percent chance of showers or thunderstorms. Wind will blow out to right field at 5 mph.
Key betting note: The over is 7-1 in Halladay's last eight home starts.
Milwaukee Brewers at St. Louis Cardinals (-164, 8)
Hot pitching stat: Cardinals righty Joe Kelly is 7-0 with a 1.70 ERA and just two home runs allowed in nine starts since the All-Star break.
Hot batting stat: Brewers OF Norichika Aoki is 5-for-9 with two doubles and a walk in his career against Kelly.
Weather: Temperatures will be in the low-80s with partly cloudy skies. Wind will blow from left to right field at 6 mph.
Key betting note: The under is 6-0 in umpire Chris Guccione's last six games behind home plate.
San Francisco Giants at Los Angeles Dodgers (-165, 6.5)
Hot pitching stat: Dodgers right-hander Zack Greinke has been one of the top second-half pitchers in the majors, going 6-1 with a 1.94 ERA in 10 starts since the break.
Hot batting stat: Los Angeles OF Andre Ethier has dominated his matchup with San Francisco starter Matt Cain, batting .446 in 65 career at-bats against him.
Weather: Temperatures will be in the high-60s with sunny skies. Wind will blow out to right-center field at 6 mph.
Key betting note: The under is 7-2 in the last nine meetings in Los Angeles.
** Odds, stats, weather forecast and probable starters as of 4:15 p.m. ET Wednesday.