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[BBL] May 17, 2018

MLB Betting Cheat Sheet: Thursday's NL Games

By Gracenote

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

Los Angeles Dodgers at Miami Marlins

Cold pitching stat: Kenta Maeda surrendered five earned runs on nine hits through 4 2/3 innings the last time he toed the rubber.

Hot batting stat: Catcher J.T. Realmuto is 4-9 with two home runs and two RBIs lifetime against Maeda.

Weather: Temperatures will be around 27°C with a chance of thunderstorms and with wind blowing in from centre field at 17 kph.

Key betting note: The Marlins are 3-0 SU this season when Straily starts.

Philadelphia Phillies at St. Louis Cardinals (-0.5; 8.5)

Hot pitching stat: Phillies right hander Vince Velasquez allowed three earned runs on five hits through six innings in his previous outing.

Cold batting stat: Cardinals left fielder Marcell Ozuna is 3-12 with two strikeouts lifetime against Velasquez.

Weather: Temperatures will be around 28°C under partly cloudy skies with wind blowing in from centre field at 13 kph.

Key betting note: The Phillies have played to the Over in five of Velasquez's eight starts this season.

Chicago Cubs at Atlanta Braves (+0.5; 8.5)

Hot pitching stat: Cubs left hander Jon Lester gave up one earned run on four hits through 5 2/3 innings during his last trip to the mound.

Cold batting stat: Braves centre fielder Ender Inciarte is 1-16 with two strikeouts lifetime against Lester.

Weather: Temperatures will be around 26°C under cloudy skies with wind blowing out to left field at 11 kph.

Key betting note: The Cubs are 6-2 SU in 2018 when Lester toes the rubber.

Colorado Rockies at San Francisco Giants (-0.5; 7.5)

Cold pitching stat: Rockies right hander Chad Bettis surrendered seven earned runs on 10 hits through five innings in his previous outing.

Hot batting stat: Giants centre fielder Andrew McCutchen is 4-8 with one RBI lifetime against Bettis.

Weather: Temperatures will be around 14°C under sunny skies with wind blowing out to centre field at 30 kph.

Key betting note: The Rockies have played to the Under in five of Bettis' eight starts this season.
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