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. WSH - Max Scherzer (No. 7 out of 296)

2. PHI - Zack Wheeler (No. 8)

3. MIL - Freddy Peralta (No. 12)

Today's Worst Starting Pitchers

1. SEA - Robert Dugger (No. 274 out of 296)

2. MIN - Matt Shoemaker (No. 251)

3. CHC - Jake Arrieta (No. 237)

Today's Most Pitcher-Friendly Umpires

1. CHC at SF - CB Bucknor (No. 15 out of 110)

2. MIA at PIT - Sean Barber (No. 40)

Today's Most Hitter-Friendly Umpires

1. SEA at LAA - Mark Carlson (No. 7 out of 110)

Today's Hottest Games

1. OAK at COL (87 degrees)

2. ARI at MIL (84 degrees)

3. LAD at ATL (83 degrees)

Today's Coldest Games

1. CHC at SF (55 degrees)

2. NYM at SD (64 degrees)

3. HOU at TOR (68 degrees)

THE BAT's Highest Projected Team Totals

·  Oakland Athletics

Projected: 6.52 runs | Vegas O/U: 5.5 O -105

·  Colorado Rockies

Projected: 5.84 runs | Vegas O/U: 4.5 O -125

·  Kansas City Royals

Projected: 5.61 runs | Vegas O/U: 4.5 O -115

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