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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. PHI - Zack Wheeler (No. 5 out of 344)

2. BOS - Chris Sale (No. 6)

3. SF - Logan Webb (No. 15)

Today's Worst Starting Pitchers

1. PIT - Wil Crowe (No. 286 out of 344)

2. ARI - Madison Bumgarner (No. 269)

3. CLE - Eli Morgan (No. 251)

Today's Most Hitter-Friendly Umpires

1. DET at TB - Jerry Meals (No. 15 out of 111)

Today's Hottest Games

1. SEA at KC (84 degrees)

2. LAD at CIN (83 degrees)

3. SD at STL (81 degrees)

Today's Coldest Games

1. ATL at SF (56 degrees)

2. BAL at BOS (65 degrees)

3. OAK at LAA (68 degrees)

THE BAT's Highest Projected Team Totals

·  New York Yankees

Projected: 6.03 runs | Vegas O/U: 4.5 O -135

·  Boston Red Sox

Projected: 5.88 runs | Vegas O/U: 6.5 O + 115

·  Los Angeles Dodgers

Projected: 5.79 runs | Vegas O/U: 4.5 O -120

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