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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. BOS - Chris Sale (No. 9 out of 339)

2. LAD - Walker Buehler (No. 18)

3. HOU - Lance McCullers Jr. (No. 26)

Today's Worst Starting Pitchers

1. CLE - Sam Hentges (No. 319 out of 339)

2. ARI - Tyler Gilbert (No. 313)

3. MIN - Charlie Barnes (No. 307)

Today's Most Pitcher-Friendly Umpires

1. NYM at LAD - Nestor Ceja (No. 10 out of 111)

Today's Most Hitter-Friendly Umpires

1. MIA at CIN - John Tumpane (No. 40 out of 111)

Today's Hottest Games

1. MIA at CIN (86 degrees)

2. PIT at STL (85 degrees)

3. KC at CHC (82 degrees)

Today's Coldest Games

1. SF at OAK (60 degrees)

2. PHI at SD (70 degrees)

3. NYM at LAD (71 degrees)

THE BAT's Highest Projected Team Totals

·  New York Yankees

Projected: 6.56 runs | Vegas O/U: 5.5 O -130

·  Atlanta Braves

Projected: 6.27 runs | Vegas O/U: 6.5 O + 110

·  Colorado Rockies

Projected: 6.26 runs | Vegas O/U: 6.5 O + 105

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