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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 - Corbin Burnes (No. 2 out of 337)

2. CWS - Carlos Rodon (No. 4)

3. WSH - Max Scherzer (No. 8)

Today's Worst Starting Pitchers

1. BAL - Matt Harvey (No. 317 out of 337)

2. PIT - Wil Crowe (No. 310)

3. MIA - Braxton Garrett (No. 306)

Today's Most Pitcher-Friendly Umpires

1. STL at CIN - Adam Hamari (No. 6 out of 110)

2. SD at MIA - Doug Eddings (No. 7)

3. COL at LAD - Vic Carapazza (No. 13)

Today's Most Hitter-Friendly Umpires

1. TEX at HOU - Alfonso Marquez (No. 2 out of 110)

2. WSH at BAL - Nic Lentz (No. 8)

3. DET at KC - Mark Carlson (No. 10)

Today's Hottest Games

1. DET at KC (95 degrees)

2. LAA at MIN (91 degrees)

3. ARI at CHC (89 degrees)

Today's Coldest Games

1. PIT at SF (59 degrees)

2. TEX at HOU (72 degrees)

3. SD at MIA (72 degrees)

THE BAT's Highest Projected Team Totals

·  Arizona Diamondbacks

Projected: 6.21 runs | Vegas O/U: 4.5 O -120

·  Chicago Cubs

Projected: 6.00 runs | Vegas O/U: 5.5 O -120

·  Washington Nationals

Projected: 5.98 runs | Vegas O/U: 5.5 O -110

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