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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. NYY - Gerrit Cole (No. 3 out of 299)

2. LAD - Walker Buehler (No. 18)

3. TOR - Hyun-Jin Ryu (No. 23)

Today's Worst Starting Pitchers

1. BAL - Matt Harvey (No. 284 out of 299)

2. WSH - Jon Lester (No. 277)

3. STL - Johan Oviedo (No. 267)

Today's Most Pitcher-Friendly Umpires

1. TEX at SEA - Hunter Wendelstedt (No. 38 out of 110)

Today's Most Hitter-Friendly Umpires

1. SF at LAD - Greg Gibson (No. 15 out of 110)

2. STL at ARI - Jeff Nelson (No. 29)

3. LAA at OAK - Larry Vanover (No. 41)

Today's Hottest Games

1. STL at ARI (98 degrees)

2. SD at HOU (85 degrees)

3. SF at LAD (69 degrees)

Today's Coldest Games

1. NYY at DET (47 degrees)

2. BAL at CWS (49 degrees)

3. CIN at CHC (51 degrees)

THE BAT's Highest Projected Team Totals

·  Boston Red Sox

Projected: 5.25 runs | Vegas O/U: 4.5 O -115

·  Arizona Diamondbacks

Projected: 5.01 runs | Vegas O/U: 4.5 O -110

·  Milwaukee Brewers

Projected: 4.99 runs | Vegas O/U: 4.5 O + 100

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