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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. LAD - Clayton Kershaw (No. 10 out of 337)

2. SD - Yu Darvish (No. 17)

3. MIA - Sandy Alcantara (No. 45)

Today's Worst Starting Pitchers

1. WSH - Paolo Espino (No. 326 out of 337)

2. PIT - Cody Ponce (No. 295)

3. CLE - Eli Morgan (No. 294)

Today's Most Pitcher-Friendly Umpires

1. BOS at OAK - Dan Bellino (No. 8 out of 110)

2. HOU at CLE - Roberto Ortiz (No. 10)

3. MIN at KC - Will Little (No. 34)

Today's Most Hitter-Friendly Umpires

1. SD at PHI - Adam Beck (No. 13 out of 110)

2. SF at ARI - Jeff Nelson (No. 21)

3. MIL at PIT - Junior Valentine (No. 35)

Today's Hottest Games

1. STL at COL (85 degrees)

2. MIN at KC (85 degrees)

3. MIA at ATL (84 degrees)

Today's Coldest Games

1. BOS at OAK (62 degrees)

2. NYM at NYY (63 degrees)

3. TB at TOR (68 degrees)

THE BAT's Highest Projected Team Totals

·  Los Angeles Dodgers

Projected: 6.38 runs | Vegas O/U: 5.5 O + 110

·  St. Louis Cardinals

Projected: 6.24 runs | Vegas O/U: 5.5 O -130

·  Colorado Rockies

Projected: 5.72 runs | Vegas O/U: 5.5 O -130

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