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MLB daily notes: Betting preview for Friday's games

By Derek Carty  (VSiN.com) 

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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. NYY - Gerrit Cole (No. 3 out of 341)

2. PHI - Aaron Nola (No. 11)

3. SD - Joe Musgrove (No. 17)

Today's Worst Starting Pitchers

1. CLE - Logan Allen (No. 330 out of 341)

2. WSH - Paolo Espino (No. 322)

3. BAL - Matt Harvey (No. 310)

Today's Most Pitcher-Friendly Umpires

1. NYY at OAK - Will Little (No. 38 out of 111)

Today's Most Hitter-Friendly Umpires

1. ARI at PHI - Alfonso Marquez (No. 1 out of 111)

2. KC at SEA - Jeff Nelson (No. 18)

3. STL at PIT - Chad Whitson (No. 41)

Today's Hottest Games

1. WSH at NYM (87 degrees)

2. TB at BAL (86 degrees)

3. CHC at CWS (86 degrees)

Today's Coldest Games

1. KC at SEA (67 degrees)

2. HOU at TEX (70 degrees)

3. NYY at OAK (71 degrees)

THE BAT's Highest Projected Team Totals

·  Tampa Bay Rays

Projected: 6.43 runs | Vegas O/U: 6.5 O + 115

·  San Diego Padres

Projected: 5.69 runs

·  Boston Red Sox

Projected: 5.67 runs | Vegas O/U: 5.5 O -115

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