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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 Best Starting Pitchers

1. NYY - Gerrit Cole (No. 4 out of 347)

2. CLE - Shane Bieber (No. 10)

3. BOS - Nathan Eovaldi (No. 23)

Today's Worst Starting Pitchers

1. WSH - Paolo Espino (No. 277 out of 347)

2. STL - J.A. Happ (No. 249)

3. BAL - Alex Wells (No. 234)

Today's Most Pitcher-Friendly Umpires

1. WSH at CIN - Ryan Additon (No. 25 out of 111)

2. CWS at CLE - Alex Tosi (No. 30)

Today's Most Hitter-Friendly Umpires

1. PIT at PHI - James Hoye (No. 19 out of 111)

Today's Hottest Games

1. LAD at ARI (81 degrees)

2. SF at COL (77 degrees)

3. MIA at TB (72 degrees)

Today's Coldest Games

1. TOR at MIN (57 degrees)

2. HOU at OAK (63 degrees)

3. PIT at PHI (65 degrees)

THE BAT's Highest Projected Team Totals

·  San Francisco Giants

Projected: 6.31 runs | Vegas O/U: 7.5 O + 105

·  Los Angeles Dodgers

Projected: 5.86 runs | Vegas O/U: 5.5 O -130

·  New York Yankees

Projected: 5.41 runs | Vegas O/U: 4.5 O -105

THE BAT's Lowest Projected Team Totals

·  Chicago Cubs

Projected: 3.45 runs

·  Miami Marlins

Projected: 3.59 runs | Vegas O/U: 2.5 O -145

·  Pittsburgh Pirates

Projected: 3.64 runs | Vegas O/U: 3.5 O + 105

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