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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. CWS - Carlos Rodon (No. 13 out of 340)

2. SD - Joe Musgrove (No. 20)

3. HOU - Framber Valdez (No. 21)

Today's Worst Starting Pitchers

1. BAL - Chris Ellis (No. 321 out of 340)

2. STL - Jon Lester (No. 316)

3. ARI - Madison Bumgarner (No. 253)

Today's Hottest Games

1. SD at LAD (80 degrees)

2. CIN at STL (79 degrees)

3. MIA at ATL (78 degrees)

Today's Coldest Games

1. TEX at OAK (59 degrees)

2. ARI at SEA (69 degrees)

3. COL at PHI (70 degrees)

THE BAT's Highest Projected Team Totals

·  Toronto Blue Jays

Projected: 6.40 runs | Vegas O/U: 5.5 O -130

·  Milwaukee Brewers

Projected: 5.47 runs | Vegas O/U: 5.5 O + 115

·  Kansas City Royals

Projected: 5.13 runs | Vegas O/U: 4.5 O -110

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