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. PHI - Zack Wheeler (No. 3 out of 336)

2. ATL - Charlie Morton (No. 13)

3. LAD - Julio Urias (No. 25)

Today's Worst Starting Pitchers

1. BAL - Spenser Watkins (No. 332 out of 336)

2. DET - Tyler Alexander (No. 296)

3. ARI - Madison Bumgarner (No. 238)

Today's Most Pitcher-Friendly Umpires

1. SD at ARI - Jim Wolf (No. 18 out of 111)

Today's Hottest Games

1. CIN at PHI (91 degrees)

2. LAD at NYM (90 degrees)

3. TOR at SEA (90 degrees)

Today's Coldest Games

1. COL at SF (63 degrees)

2. OAK at TEX (70 degrees)

3. CHC at MIA (72 degrees)

THE BAT's Highest Projected Team Totals

·  Boston Red Sox

Projected: 6.77 runs | Vegas O/U: 6.5 O + 105

·  Toronto Blue Jays

Projected: 5.52 runs | Vegas O/U: 4.5 O -130

·  Tampa Bay Rays

Projected: 5.51 runs | Vegas O/U: 5.5 O + 110

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