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[BBL] Apr 15, 2018

MLB Betting Cheat Sheet: Sunday's baseball games

By Gracenote

Here are some quick-hitting betting notes for Sunday's Major League Baseball games, including an AL West matchup in the Lone Star State with the Houston Astros hosting the Texas Rangers.

Baltimore Orioles at Boston Red Sox

Hot pitching stat: Red Sox left hander Chris Sale allowed one earned run on eight hits through six innings in his last start.

Cold batting stat: Orioles shortstop Tim Beckham is hitless with six strikeouts in 11 career at bats against Sale.

Weather: Temperatures will be around 0°C with a chance of precipitation and with wind blowing in from right field at 29 kph.

Key betting note: Sale has struck out 23 batters and allowed just two earned runs through 16 innings of work this season.

Milwaukee Brewers at New York Mets (-0.5; 7.5)

Hot pitching stat: Mets right hander Noah Syndergaard surrendered one earned run on five hits through six innings in his previous outing.

Cold batting stat: Brewers left fielder Ryan Braun is 1-6 with two strikeouts lifetime against Syndergaard.

Weather: Temperatures will be around 5°C under overcast skies with wind blowing in from right field at 30 kph.

Key betting note: Syndergaard has faced Milwaukee twice in his career, going 2-0 with a 0.69 ERA.

Colorado Rockiest at Washington Nationals (-0.5; 7.5)

Hot pitching stat: Nationals right hander Stephen Strasburg threw an eight-inning shutout on three hits the last time he toed the rubber.

Cold batting stat: Rockies right fielder Carlos Gonzalez is 2-14 with seven strikeouts in his career against Strasburg.

Weather: Temperatures will be around 13°C with a chance of thunderstorms and with wind blowing out to left field at 20 kph.

Key betting note: The Nationals are 8-2 SU in Strasburg's last 10 starts dating back to the 2017 season.

Texas Rangers at Houston Astros (-0.5; 8.5)

Hot pitching stat: Astros right hander Justin Verlander pitched a seven-inning shutout on four hits in his last trip to the mound.

Cold batting stat: Rangers right fielder Nomar Mazara is 2-14 with six strikeouts lifetime against Verlander.

Weather: Temperatures will be around 20°C under sunny skies with wind blowing in from left field at 18 kph.

Key betting note: The Astros are 3-0 SU in games which Verlander has started this season.
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