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[BBL] May 14, 2018

MLB Betting Cheat Sheet: Monday’s AL games

By Gracenote

MLB Betting Cheat Sheet: Monday's AL games

Here are some quick-hitting betting notes for Monday's American League games, including a matchup in Detroit with the Tigers hosting the Cleveland Indians.

Cleveland Indians at Detroit Tigers (+0.5; 8.5)

Hot pitching stat: Indians right hander Carlos Carrasco allowed two earned runs on five hits while striking out 14 through nine innings in his last start.

Cold batting stat: Tigers designated hitter Victor Martinez is 8-41 with three strikeouts in his career against Carrasco.

Weather: Temperatures will be around 23°C with a chance of rain and with wind blowing in from left field at 8 kph.

Key betting note: The Indians are 12-1 during the past 13 starts by Carrasco against the Tigers.

Oakland Athletics at Boston Red Sox (-0.5; 9.5)

Cold pitching stat: Athletics left hander Sean Manaea took the loss as he gave up four runs on seven hits through 5 2/3 innings in his previous trip to the mound.

Hot batting stat: Red Sox right fielder Mookie Betts is 4-11 with two home runs and five RBI's lifetime against Manaea.

Weather: Temperatures will be around 19°C under partly cloudy skies and with winds blowing out to centre field at 19 kph.

Key betting note: The Under has played to the win in nine of Manaea's past 10 starts.

Houston Astros at Los Angeles Angels (+0.5; 7.5)

Hot pitching stat: Astros right hander Lance McCullers Jr. got the win the last time he took the mound by allowing only two earned runs in five innings.

Cold batting stat: Angels centre fielder Mike Trout is 2-17 with eight strikeouts lifetime against McCullers Jr..

Weather: Temperatures will be around 15°C under sunny skies with wind blowing out to centre field at 4 kph.

Key betting note: McCullers Jr has given up three or less earned runs in nine of his past 10 appearances.

Seattle Mariners at Minnesota Twins (-0.5; 9.5)

Hot pitching stat: Mariners left hander Wade LeBlanc surrendered one earned run on four hits through five innings during his previous trip to the mound.

Cold batting stat: Twins first baseman Logan Morrison is 1-6 with one strikeout lifetime against LeBlanc.

Weather: Temperatures will be around 23°C under mostly cloudy skies with wind blowing out to right field at 9 kph.

Key betting note: The Mariners have a record of 1-6 when LeBlanc has appeared in a game in 2018.
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