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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. 23)

3. SF - Kevin Gausman (No. 37)

Today's Worst Starting Pitchers

1. WSH - Jon Lester (No. 324 out of 341)

2. PIT - Wil Crowe (No. 304)

3. BAL - Matt Harvey (No. 296)

Today's Most Pitcher-Friendly Umpires

1. BAL at DET - Chris Guccione (No. 20 out of 110)

Today's Most Hitter-Friendly Umpires

1. COL at SD - Jeff Nelson (No. 25 out of 110)

Today's Hottest Games

1. MIL at ATL (90 degrees)

2. MIN at STL (83 degrees)

3. CHC at WSH (82 degrees)

Today's Coldest Games

1. HOU at SF (59 degrees)

2. KC at TOR (64 degrees)

3. SEA at TEX (70 degrees)

THE BAT's Highest Projected Team Totals

·  Toronto Blue Jays

Projected: 5.46 runs | Vegas O/U: 5.5 O -135

·  Chicago Cubs

Projected: 5.45 runs | Vegas O/U: 4.5 O -110

·  Milwaukee Brewers

Projected: 5.31 runs | Vegas O/U: 4.5 O -110

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