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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 293)

2. CWS - Carlos Rodon (No. 7)

3. PHI - Aaron Nola (No. 18)

Today's Worst Starting Pitchers

1. DET - Wily Peralta (No. 289 out of 293)

2. PHI - Matt Moore (No. 283)

3. BAL - Matt Harvey (No. 278)

Today's Most Pitcher-Friendly Umpires

1. WSH at MIA - Roberto Ortiz (No. 8 out of 110)

2. PIT at STL - Hunter Wendelstedt (No. 37)

Today's Most Hitter-Friendly Umpires

1. BAL at TOR - Edwin Moscoso (No. 2 out of 110)

2. HOU at DET - Sam Holbrook (No. 4)

3. CLE at MIN - Ramon De Jesus (No. 20)

Today's Hottest Games

1. PIT at STL (87 degrees)

2. ATL at CIN (84 degrees)

3. CLE at MIN (82 degrees)

Today's Coldest Games

1. OAK at SF (57 degrees)

2. KC at TEX (70 degrees)

3. ARI at SD (70 degrees)

THE BAT's Highest Projected Team Totals

·  Toronto Blue Jays

Projected: 6.11 runs | Vegas O/U: 6.5 O + 110

·  Atlanta Braves

Projected: 5.92 runs | Vegas O/U: 4.5 O -135

·  Cincinnati Reds

Projected: 5.71 runs | Vegas O/U: 5.5 O + 115

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