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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. NYM - Jacob deGrom (No. 1 out of 298)

2. MIL - Brandon Woodruff (No. 4)

3. WSH - Max Scherzer (No. 5)

Today's Worst Starting Pitchers

1. PIT - Chase De Jong (No. 292 out of 298)

2. SEA - Justin Dunn (No. 267)

3. STL - Johan Oviedo (No. 263)

Today's Most Hitter-Friendly Umpires

1. KC at OAK - Lance Barksdale (No. 25 out of 110)

Today's Hottest Games

1. LAA at ARI (87 degrees)

2. CWS at DET (85 degrees)

3. COL at CIN (83 degrees)

Today's Coldest Games

1. KC at OAK (60 degrees)

2. TOR at BOS (64 degrees)

3. SF at WSH (66 degrees)

THE BAT's Highest Projected Team Totals

·  Houston Astros

Projected: 6.12 runs | Vegas O/U: 5.5 O -120

·  Cleveland Indians

Projected: 5.38 runs | Vegas O/U: 4.5 O -120

·  Cincinnati Reds

Projected: 5.19 runs | Vegas O/U: 5.5 O 110

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