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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. 6 out of 342)

2. MIL - Freddy Peralta (No. 15)

3. SD - Joe Musgrove (No. 17)

Today's Worst Starting Pitchers

1. BAL - Thomas Eshelman (No. 339 out of 342)

2. PHI - Matt Moore (No. 327)

3. WSH - Jon Lester (No. 315)

Today's Most Pitcher-Friendly Umpires

1. COL at SD - Ryan Blakney (No. 10 out of 110)

2. NYY at HOU - Cory Blaser (No. 26)

3. WSH at SF - Ryan Additon (No. 27)

Today's Most Hitter-Friendly Umpires

1. STL at CHC - Alfonso Marquez (No. 1 out of 110)

2. DET at MIN - Greg Gibson (No. 19)

3. PHI at BOS - Jerry Meals (No. 21)

Today's Hottest Games

1. CWS at BAL (84 degrees)

2. LAA at SEA (78 degrees)

3. PIT at NYM (77 degrees)

Today's Coldest Games

1. WSH at SF (67 degrees)

2. PHI at BOS (69 degrees)

3. OAK at TEX (70 degrees)

THE BAT's Highest Projected Team Totals

·  Boston Red Sox

Projected: 5.77 runs | Vegas O/U: 5.5 O -115

·  Chicago White Sox

Projected: 5.73 runs | Vegas O/U: 5.5 O -130

·  Minnesota Twins

Projected: 5.29 runs | Vegas O/U: 5.5 O 110

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