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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. MIL - Brandon Woodruff (No. 3 out of 342)

2. CWS - Carlos Rodon (No. 10)

3. ATL - Charlie Morton (No. 14)

Today's Worst Starting Pitchers

1. BAL - Spenser Watkins (No. 338 out of 342)

2. DET - Tyler Alexander (No. 315)

3. CIN - Vladimir Gutierrez (No. 314)

Today's Most Pitcher-Friendly Umpires

1. PIT at CIN - Phil Cuzzi (No. 5 out of 110)

2. ARI at SD - Adam Hamari (No. 8)

3. LAA at LAD - Dan Merzel (No. 25)

Today's Most Hitter-Friendly Umpires

1. SEA at NYY - Alfonso Marquez (No. 1 out of 110)

2. KC at STL - Stu Scheurwater (No. 11)

3. DET at CLE - Greg Gibson (No. 23)

Today's Hottest Games

1. KC at STL (89 degrees)

2. MIA at COL (89 degrees)

3. PIT at CIN (87 degrees)

Today's Coldest Games

1. ARI at SD (69 degrees)

2. TEX at OAK (70 degrees)

3. MIN at HOU (72 degrees)

THE BAT's Highest Projected Team Totals

·  Tampa Bay Rays

Projected: 6.15 runs | Vegas O/U: 5.5 O -125

·  Los Angeles Dodgers

Projected: 5.96 runs | Vegas O/U: 5.5 O + 110

·  New York Yankees

Projected: 5.95 runs | Vegas O/U: 5.5 O -110

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