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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. ATL - Charlie Morton (No. 12 out of 342)

2. TB - Shane McClanahan (No. 46)

3. TOR - Alek Manoah (No. 50)

Today's Worst Starting Pitchers

1. WSH - Paolo Espino (No. 332 out of 342)

2. TEX - Jordan Lyles (No. 281)

3. DET - Matt Manning (No. 263)

Today's Most Pitcher-Friendly Umpires

1. CIN at MIL - Doug Eddings (No. 7 out of 110)

2. KC at CLE - Tripp Gibson (No. 11)

3. DET at MIN - Dan Merzel (No. 21)

Today's Hottest Games

1. CWS at BAL (85 degrees)

2. PIT at NYM (81 degrees)

3. ARI at LAD (78 degrees)

Today's Coldest Games

1. WSH at SF (65 degrees)

2. PHI at BOS (69 degrees)

3. KC at CLE (69 degrees)

THE BAT's Highest Projected Team Totals

·  Philadelphia Phillies

Projected: 5.84 runs | Vegas O/U: 5.5 O + 110

·  Boston Red Sox

Projected: 5.61 runs | Vegas O/U: 5.5 O -105

·  Minnesota Twins

Projected: 5.44 runs | Vegas O/U: 5.5 O -100

THE BAT's Lowest Projected Team Totals

·  Miami Marlins

Projected: 3.41 runs | Vegas O/U: 3.5 O + 105

·  Pittsburgh Pirates

Projected: 3.58 runs | Vegas O/U: 2.5 O -135

·  Colorado Rockies

Projected: 3.61 runs | Vegas O/U: 3.5 O + 120

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