Apr 20, 2017
MLB Betting Cheat Sheet: Thursday's National League Games
By SportsDirect Inc. staff
Here are some quick-hitting betting notes for Thursday's National League games, including a matchup with the New York Mets hosting the Philadelphia Phillies.
Philadelphia at New York (-0.5; 6.5)
Hot pitching stat: Phillies right hander Aaron Nola took a no-decision after giving up only one earned run on six hits while striking out six through five innings in his last start.
Cold batting stat: Mets right fielder Jay Bruce is 2-6 with two strikeouts lifetime against Nola.
Weather: Temperatures will be around 18°C with a chance of rain and wind blowing out to right field at 6 kph.
Key betting note: The Phillies have played to the Over in seven of Nola's last eight road starts.
Washington at Atlanta (+0.5; 7.5)
Hot pitching stat: Nationals right hander Stephen Strasburg took a no-decision only giving up two earned runs on five hits while striking out eight through seven innings in his last outing.
Hot batting stat: Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman is 14-35 with four home runs and 13 runs batted in lifetime against Strasburg.
Weather: Temperatures will be around 28°C under partly cloudy skies with wind blowing out to left field at 11 kph.
Key betting note: The Over is 13-3 in the last 16 times the Nationals and Braves have met.
St. Louis at Milwaukee (+0.5; 8.5)
Cold pitching stat: Cardinals right hander Carlos Martinez suffered the loss after giving up two earned runs on four hits while walking eight through five and one-third innings in his last appearance.
Hot batting stat: Cardinals second baseman Jedd Gyorko is 5-8 with one home run lifetime against Zach Davies.
Weather: Temperatures will be around 12°C under cloudy skies with wind blowing out to centre field at 24kph.
Key betting note: St. Louis is 19-8 in Martinez's last 27 starts on the road.