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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. 5 out of 344)

2. MIL - Brandon Woodruff (No. 6)

3. CIN - Luis Castillo (No. 21)

Today's Worst Starting Pitchers

1. DET - Jose Urena (No. 326 out of 344)

2. PIT - Wil Crowe (No. 302)

3. MIN - Charlie Barnes (No. 249)

Today's Most Pitcher-Friendly Umpires

1. MIA at PHI - Roberto Ortiz (No. 19 out of 110)

2. LAD at COL - Mark Ripperger (No. 35)

Today's Most Hitter-Friendly Umpires

1. MIL at CIN - Carlos Torres (No. 8 out of 110)

2. SEA at LAA - Nic Lentz (No. 9)

3. TEX at TOR - Stu Scheurwater (No. 15)

Today's Hottest Games

1. LAD at COL (89 degrees)

2. MIA at PHI (87 degrees)

3. BAL at KC (84 degrees)

Today's Coldest Games

1. TEX at TOR (64 degrees)

2. CLE at OAK (69 degrees)

3. MIN at DET (72 degrees)

THE BAT's Highest Projected Team Totals

·  Los Angeles Dodgers

Projected: 6.37 runs | Vegas O/U: 7.5 O + 100

·  Minnesota Twins

Projected: 5.44 runs

·  Toronto Blue Jays

Projected: 5.34 runs | Vegas O/U: 5.5 O -115

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