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[BBL] Jun 7, 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 St. Louis with the Cardinals hosting the Miami Marlins.

Los Angeles Dodgers at Pittsburgh Pirates (-0.5; 7.5)

Hot pitching stat: Pirates right hander Jameson Taillon pitched an eight-inning shutout on three hits while striking out six batters in his last start.

Cold batting stat: Dodgers catcher Yasmani Grandal is 0-5 lifetime against Taillon.

Weather: Temperatures will be around 21°C under partly cloudy skies with wind blowing in from right field at 6 kph.

Key betting note: The Pirates have played to the Under in seven of Taillon's previous 10 trips to the mound.

Colorado Rockies at Cincinnati Reds (-0.5; 8.5)

Cold pitching stat: Rockies left hander Tyler Anderson allowed five earned runs on seven hits through five innings in his previous outing.

Hot batting stat: Reds second baseman Scooter Gennett is 3-3 with a solo home run lifetime against Anderson.

Weather: Temperatures will be around 26°C under partly cloudy skies with wind blowing in from centre field at 8 kph.

Key betting note: The Reds are 0-3 SU in Anderson's last 10 starts.

Miami Marlins at St. Louis Cardinals

Hot pitching stat: Cardinals right hander Miles Mikolas surrendered two runs (one earned) on six hits through six innings the last time he toed the rubber.

Cold batting stat: Marlins second baseman Starlin Castro is a career 0-1 against Mikolas.

Weather: Temperatures will be around 32°C under partly cloudy skies with wind blowing out to left field at 8 kph.

Key betting note: The Cardinals are 7-3 SU in Mikolas' previous 10 outings.

Philadelphia Phillies at Chicago Cubs (-0.5)

Hot pitching stat: Cubs right hander Tyler Chatwood gave up two earned runs on four hits through 5 1/3 innings in his last start.

Cold batting stat: Phillies second baseman Cesar Hernandez is 0-8 with two strikeouts lifetime agains Chatwood.

Weather: Temperatures will be around 23°C with a chance of rain and with wind blowing in from centre field at 16 kph.

Key betting note: The Cubs have played to the Over in eight of Chatwood's last 10 trips to the mound.
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