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[BBL] Jun 8, 2018

MLB Betting Cheat Sheet: Friday's NL Games

By Gracenote

Here are some quick-hitting betting notes for Friday's National League games, including an NL Central matchup in Chicago with the Cubs hosting the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Pittsburgh Pirates at Chicago Cubs (-0.5)

Hot pitching stat: Cubs left hander Mike Montgomery allowed one earned run on two hits through six innings in his previous trip to the mound.

Cold batting stat: Pirates second baseman Josh Harrison is 0-5 lifetime against Montgomery.

Weather: Temperatures will be around 24°C under cloudy skies with wind blowing in from centre field at 14 kph.

Key betting note: The Cubs won SU in both of Montgomery's starts this season.

Milwaukee Brewers at Philadelphia Phillies (-0.5; 7.5)

Hot pitching stat: Phillies right hander Vince Velasquez gave up one earned run on five hits through 6 1/3 innings in his last start.

Cold batting stat: Brewers centre fielder Christian Yelich is 3-15 with one strikeout lifetime against Velasquez.

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

Key betting note: Velasquez has pitched to the tune of a 2.20 ERA in 28 2/3 innings over his last five starts.

San Diego Padres at Miami Marlins (-0.5; 7.5)

Cold pitching stat: Marlins left hander Caleb Smith surrendered five earned runs on five hits through four innings in his previous outing.

Hot batting stat: Padres centre fielder Franmil Reyes is 1-3 with a solo home run lifetime against Smith.

Weather: Temperatures will be around 28°C with a chance of rain and with wind blowing in from left field at 12 kph.

Key betting note: Padres left hander Eric Lauer gave up five earned runs through 2 1/3 innings on May 28 against the Marlins.

Arizona Diamondbacks at Colorado Rockies (+0.5; 10.5)

Hot pitching stat: Diamondbacks right hander Zack Greinke allowed one earned run on seven hits through 6 2/3 innings the last time he toed the rubber.

Cold batting stat: Rockies first baseman Ian Desmond is 4-24 with seven strikeouts lifetime against Greinke.

Weather: Temperatures will be around 31°C under sunny skies with wind blowing in from right field at 15 kph.

Key betting note: The Diamondbacks have played to the Under in five of Greinke's last six starts.
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