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. ATL - Charlie Morton (No. 15 out of 297)

2. SD - Blake Snell (No. 19)

3. STL - Jack Flaherty (No. 20)

Today's Worst Starting Pitchers

1. BAL - Matt Harvey (No. 280 out of 297)

2. MIN - Matt Shoemaker (No. 260)

3. DET - Tarik Skubal (No. 254)

Today's Hottest Games

1. MIL at MIA (72 degrees)

2. TOR at HOU (72 degrees)

3. SEA at TEX (70 degrees)

Today's Coldest Games

1. MIN at DET (51 degrees)

2. CIN at CLE (51 degrees)

3. PIT at CHC (54 degrees)

THE BAT's Highest Projected Team Totals

·  Houston Astros

Projected: 5.48 runs | Vegas O/U: 4.5 O -115

·  Boston Red Sox

Projected: 5.46 runs | Vegas O/U: 4.5 O -115

·  Los Angeles Dodgers

Projected: 5.34 runs | Vegas O/U: 4.5 O -125

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