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[BBL] May 12, 2018

MLB Betting Cheat Sheet: Saturday's NL games

By Gracenote

Here are some quick-hitting betting notes for Saturday's National League games, including a matchup in Pittsburgh with the Pirates hosting the San Francisco Giants.

San Francisco Giants at Pittsburgh Pirates (+0.5; 8.5)

Hot pitching stat: Pirates right hander Chad Kuhl pitched a seven-inning shutout on one hit while striking out eight batters in his previous trip to the mound.

Cold batting stat: Giants catcher Buster Posey is 0-2 lifetime against Kuhl.

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

Key betting note: The Pirates have played to the Over in each of Kuhl's seven starts this season.

Milwaukee Brewers at Colorado Rockies (-0.5; 10.5)

Cold pitching stat: Brewers right hander Chase Anderson surrendered five earned runs on five hits through 5 1/3 innings the last time he toed the rubber.

Hot batting stat: Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado is 8-27 with four home runs and 10 RBIs lifetime against Anderson.

Weather: Temperatures will be around 8°C with a chance of rain and with wind blowing in from left field at 21 kph.

Key betting note: The Rockies have played to the Under in five of left hander Kyle Freeland's seven starts this season.

St. Louis Cardinals at San Diego Padres (+0.5; 7.5)

Cold pitching stat: Padres right hander Tyson Ross allowed five earned runs on six hits through six innings in his previous outing.

Hot batting stat: Cardinals first baseman Matt Carpenter is 3-5 with one double and six walks lifetime against Ross.

Weather: Temperatures will be around 18°C under sunny skies with wind blowing out to right field at 17 kph.

Key betting note: The Cardinals are 6-1 SU this season when right hander Michael Wacha toes the rubber.

Cincinnati Reds at Los Angeles Dodgers (-0.5; 8.5)

Hot pitching stat: Reds right hander Homer Bailey gave up six earned runs on eight hits through four innings in his last start.

Cold batting stat: Dodgers second baseman Chase Utley is 7-28 with two RBIs lifetime against Bailey.

Weather: Temperatures will be around 17°C under sunny skies with wind blowing out to right field at 15 kph.

Key betting note: The Reds are 0-8 SU this season when Bailey takes the mound.
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