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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. MIL - Freddy Peralta (No. 14 out of 345)

2. OAK - Sean Manaea (No. 25)

3. LAA - Shohei Ohtani (No. 30)

Today's Worst Starting Pitchers

1. WSH - Sean Nolin (No. 324 out of 345)

2. DET - Tyler Alexander (No. 301)

3. CIN - Vladimir Gutierrez (No. 271)

Today's Most Pitcher-Friendly Umpires

1. ATL at COL - Ed Hickox (No. 24 out of 111)

Today's Hottest Games

1. CWS at KC (81 degrees)

2. SEA at ARI (78 degrees)

3. PIT at CHC (78 degrees)

Today's Coldest Games

1. LAD at SF (59 degrees)

2. OAK at TOR (67 degrees)

3. CLE at BOS (67 degrees)

THE BAT's Highest Projected Team Totals

·  Atlanta Braves

Projected: 6.03 runs | Vegas O/U: 5.5 O -130

·  Colorado Rockies

Projected: 5.59 runs | Vegas O/U: 5.5 O + 120

·  Chicago White Sox

Projected: 5.46 runs | Vegas O/U: 4.5 O -120

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