MLB daily notes: Betting preview for Saturday's games

By Derek Carty  (VSiN.com) 

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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 RANKINGS

Today's Best Starting Pitchers

1. MIL - Corbin Burnes (No. 2 out of 298)

2. SD - Joe Musgrove (No. 11)

3. LAD - Trevor Bauer (No. 21)

Today's Worst Starting Pitchers

1. PIT - Chad Kuhl (No. 275 out of 298)

2. DET - Jose Urena (No. 249)

3. STL - John Gant (No. 234)

Today's Most Pitcher-Friendly Umpires

1. HOU at MIN - Jeremie Rehak (No. 6 out of 110)

2. TOR at BOS - Vic Carapazza (No. 21)

3. BAL at TB - Nick Mahrley (No. 33)

Today's Most Hitter-Friendly Umpires

1. TEX at LAD - Edwin Moscoso (No. 1 out of 110)

2. STL at CHC - Sam Holbrook (No. 7)

3. CWS at DET - Andy Fletcher (No. 21)

Today's Hottest Games

1. COL at CIN (90 degrees)

2. CWS at DET (85 degrees)

3. HOU at MIN (84 degrees)

Today's Coldest Games

1. SF at WSH (67 degrees)

2. TOR at BOS (68 degrees)

3. SD at NYM (68 degrees)

THE BAT's Highest Projected Team Totals

·  Chicago White Sox

Projected: 5.48 runs | Vegas O/U: 5.5 O -100

·  Houston Astros

Projected: 5.26 runs | Vegas O/U: 4.5 O -120

·  Toronto Blue Jays

Projected: 5.17 runs | Vegas O/U: 4.5 O -105

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