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MLB daily notes: Betting preview for Saturday'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 RANKINGS

Today's Best Starting Pitchers

1. BOS - Chris Sale (No. 8 out of 337)

2. SD - Joe Musgrove (No. 19)

3. LAD - Walker Buehler (No. 22)

Today's Worst Starting Pitchers

1. DET - Wily Peralta (No. 324 out of 337)

2. STL - Jon Lester (No. 323)

3. CLE - Sam Hentges (No. 318)

Today's Most Pitcher-Friendly Umpires

1. COL at SF - Bill Miller (No. 3 out of 111)

2. LAD at NYM - Ben May (No. 16)

3. STL at KC - Ryan Additon (No. 30)

Today's Most Hitter-Friendly Umpires

1. ATL at WSH - Carlos Torres (No. 14 out of 111)

2. TB at MIN - Chad Fairchild (No. 20)

3. CIN at PHI - Alan Porter (No. 23)

Today's Hottest Games

1. CIN at PHI (87 degrees)

2. TOR at SEA (86 degrees)

3. TB at MIN (85 degrees)

Today's Coldest Games

1. COL at SF (64 degrees)

2. OAK at TEX (70 degrees)

3. CHC at MIA (72 degrees)

THE BAT's Highest Projected Team Totals

·  Boston Red Sox

Projected: 6.16 runs | Vegas O/U: 6.5 O + 110

·  Toronto Blue Jays

Projected: 5.53 runs | Vegas O/U: 4.5 O -110

·  Houston Astros

Projected: 5.52 runs | Vegas O/U: 5.5 O -100

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