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MLB daily notes: Betting preview for Friday's games

By Derek Carty  ( 


This column will bring you the quick-hitting stats, tidbits and factors you need to know to evaluate today's landscape of MLB games. No narratives, no fluff, no editorializing; just the cold, hard data to help you plan out your bets. Projections and Bets Stats courtesy of THE BAT X and EV Analytics.

Today's Best Starting Pitchers

1. LAD - Clayton Kershaw (No. 9 out of 352)

2. CIN - Luis Castillo (No. 17)

3. CWS - Lance Lynn (No. 18)

Today's Worst Starting Pitchers

1. BAL - Thomas Eshelman (No. 349 out of 352)

2. WSH - Josh Rogers (No. 344)

3. SD - Reiss Knehr (No. 320)

Today's Hottest Games

1. COL at ARI (79 degrees)

2. NYM at ATL (79 degrees)

3. MIL at LAD (78 degrees)

Today's Coldest Games

1. LAA at SEA (56 degrees)

2. BAL at TOR (59 degrees)

3. TB at NYY (65 degrees)

THE BAT's Highest Projected Team Totals

·  Chicago White Sox

Projected: 5.55 runs | Vegas O/U: 5.5 O + 115

·  Toronto Blue Jays

Projected: 5.45 runs | Vegas O/U: 6.5 O + 105

·  Boston Red Sox

Projected: 5.31 runs | Vegas O/U: 5.5 O + 100

THE BAT's Lowest Projected Team Totals

·  Miami Marlins

Projected: 2.74 runs | Vegas O/U: 3.5 O + 120

·  Chicago Cubs

Projected: 2.90 runs

·  Pittsburgh Pirates

Projected: 3.24 runs | Vegas O/U: 3.5 O + 110

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