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MLB daily notes: Betting preview for Saturday'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. NYY - Gerrit Cole (No. 4 out of 338)

2. LAD - Max Scherzer (No. 6)

3. PHI - Aaron Nola (No. 11)

Today's Worst Starting Pitchers

1. WSH - Paolo Espino (No. 326 out of 338)

2. DET - Wily Peralta (No. 317)

3. TEX - Jordan Lyles (No. 307)

Today's Most Pitcher-Friendly Umpires

1. SF at OAK - Phil Cuzzi (No. 2 out of 111)

2. PIT at STL - Roberto Ortiz (No. 8)

3. MIA at CIN - Jim Wolf (No. 11)

Today's Most Hitter-Friendly Umpires

1. DET at TOR - Nic Lentz (No. 9 out of 111)

2. KC at CHC - Jerry Meals (No. 13)

3. CWS at TB - Gerry Davis (No. 14)

Today's Hottest Games

1. MIA at CIN (87 degrees)

2. KC at CHC (86 degrees)

3. WSH at MIL (86 degrees)

Today's Coldest Games

1. SF at OAK (64 degrees)

2. PHI at SD (70 degrees)

3. NYM at LAD (72 degrees)

THE BAT's Highest Projected Team Totals

·  Atlanta Braves

Projected: 6.56 runs | Vegas O/U: 6.5 O + 110

·  Boston Red Sox

Projected: 6.25 runs | Vegas O/U: 5.5 O -135

·  Toronto Blue Jays

Projected: 5.83 runs | Vegas O/U: 5.5 O -115

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