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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 296)

2. CWS - Carlos Rodon (No. 8)

3. LAD - Trevor Bauer (No. 23)

Today's Worst Starting Pitchers

1. PIT - Chad Kuhl (No. 281 out of 296)

2. DET - Jose Urena (No. 260)

3. BAL - Bruce Zimmermann (No. 259)

Today's Most Pitcher-Friendly Umpires

1. MIL at COL - Mike Estabrook (No. 3 out of 110)

2. DET at LAA - Ryan Blakney (No. 15)

Today's Most Hitter-Friendly Umpires

1. STL at ATL - John Libka (No. 19 out of 110)

2. CIN at SD - Larry Vanover (No. 28)

3. CWS at HOU - Alan Porter (No. 31)

Today's Hottest Games

1. BOS at KC (94 degrees)

2. STL at ATL (89 degrees)

3. TOR at BAL (83 degrees)

Today's Coldest Games

1. PHI at SF (65 degrees)

2. CIN at SD (69 degrees)

3. MIN at TEX (70 degrees)

THE BAT's Highest Projected Team Totals

·  Boston Red Sox

Projected: 6.14 runs

·  Milwaukee Brewers

Projected: 5.93 runs | Vegas O/U: 5.5 O -125

·  Toronto Blue Jays

Projected: 5.78 runs | Vegas O/U: 5.5 O -105

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