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[BBL] Aug 12, 2017

MLB Betting Cheat Sheet: Saturday's baseball games

By Gracenote

Here are some quick-hitting betting notes for Saturday's Major League Baseball games, including an all-Missouri AL East matchup with the New York Yankees hosting the Boston Red Sox.

Boston Red Sox at New York Yankees (-0.5; 8.5)

Hot pitching stat: Yankees right hander Luis Severino got the win after allowing one earned run on two hits through 6 2/3 innings the last time he toed the rubber.

Cold batting stat: Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts is 2-12 with four strikeouts lifetime against Severino.

Weather: Temperatures will be around 26°C with a chance of rain and with wind blowing out to left field at 10 kph.

Key betting note: The Yankees have won SU in each of Severino's last six starts.

Minnesota Twins at Detroit Tigers (-0.5; 9.5)

Cold pitching stat: Twins right hander Jose Berrios surrendered five earned runs on six hits and a walk through five innings in his previous outing.

Hot batting stat: Tigers catcher James McCann is 3-3 with one home run and three RBIs lifetime against Berrios.

Weather: Temperatures will be around 24°C under overcast skies with wind blowing out to left field at 18 kph.

Key betting note: The Twins have an Over/Under record of 12-4 this season when Berrios takes the mound.

San Francisco Giants at Washington Nationals (-0.5; 7.5)

Hot pitching stat: Nationals right hander Max Scherzer gave up two earned runs on five hits through seven innings in his previous start.

Cold batting stat: Giants catcher Buster Posey is a career 1-6 with two strikeouts against Scherzer.

Weather: Temperatures will be around 25°C with a chance of rain and with wind blowing out to right field at 8 kph.

Key betting note: The Nationals are 7-3 SU in Scherzer's last 10 outings.

Atlanta Braves at St. Louis Cardinals (-0.5; 9.5)

Hot pitching stat: Cardinals right hander Carlos Martinez earned the win after giving up two earned runs on seven hits through eight innings the last time he took the mound.

Cold batting stat: Braves second baseman Brandon Phillips is 4-18 with five strikeouts lifetime against Martinez.

Weather: Temperatures will be around 27°C under partly cloudy skies with wind blowing in from centre field at 13 kph.

Key betting note: The Cardinals have played to the Over in seven of Martinez's last 10 starts.
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