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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 RANKINGS

Today's Best Starting Pitchers

1. PHI - Zack Wheeler (No. 3 out of 338)

2. NYY - Gerrit Cole (No. 6)

3. MIL - Freddy Peralta (No. 15)

Today's Worst Starting Pitchers

1. DET - Wily Peralta (No. 309 out of 338)

2. COL - Chi Chi Gonzalez (No. 293)

3. PIT - Chad Kuhl (No. 289)

Today's Most Pitcher-Friendly Umpires

1. LAA at MIN - Roberto Ortiz (No. 12 out of 110)

2. OAK at SEA - Jim Wolf (No. 16)

Today's Most Hitter-Friendly Umpires

1. ATL at PHI - Stu Scheurwater (No. 14 out of 110)

2. NYY at BOS - Alan Porter (No. 29)

Today's Hottest Games

1. LAA at MIN (93 degrees)

2. DET at KC (90 degrees)

3. ARI at CHC (85 degrees)

Today's Coldest Games

1. PIT at SF (59 degrees)

2. NYY at BOS (72 degrees)

3. TEX at HOU (72 degrees)

THE BAT's Highest Projected Team Totals

·  Kansas City Royals

Projected: 5.79 runs | Vegas O/U: 5.5 O + 115

·  Los Angeles Dodgers

Projected: 5.34 runs | Vegas O/U: 5.5 O + 105

·  Tampa Bay Rays

Projected: 5.34 runs | Vegas O/U: 4.5 O -115

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