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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. MIL - Corbin Burnes (No. 2 out of 341)

2. CWS - Lance Lynn (No. 25)

3. COL - German Marquez (No. 29)

Today's Worst Starting Pitchers

1. TEX - Mike Foltynewicz (No. 291 out of 341)

2. DET - Matt Manning (No. 228)

3. CLE - Cal Quantrill (No. 225)

Today's Most Pitcher-Friendly Umpires

1. PIT at CIN - Mark Ripperger (No. 36 out of 110)

2. SEA at NYY - Tim Timmons (No. 37)

Today's Hottest Games

1. MIA at COL (87 degrees)

2. NYM at PHI (86 degrees)

3. TB at BAL (85 degrees)

Today's Coldest Games

1. ARI at SD (68 degrees)

2. TEX at OAK (68 degrees)

3. MIN at HOU (72 degrees)

THE BAT's Highest Projected Team Totals

·  Tampa Bay Rays

Projected: 5.79 runs | Vegas O/U: 5.5 O -100

·  New York Yankees

Projected: 5.72 runs | Vegas O/U: 5.5 O -105

·  Cincinnati Reds

Projected: 5.36 runs | Vegas O/U: 5.5 O 105

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