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. PHI - Aaron Nola (No. 14 out of 294)

2. CWS - Lance Lynn (No. 24)

3. LAD - Walker Buehler (No. 28)

Today's Worst Starting Pitchers

1. DET - Wily Peralta (No. 289 out of 294)

2. WSH - Jon Lester (No. 268)

3. CIN - Vladimir Gutierrez (No. 247)

Today's Most Pitcher-Friendly Umpires

1. LAD at ARI - Doug Eddings (No. 8 out of 110)

2. TOR at BAL - Roberto Ortiz (No. 9)

3. MIL at COL - Ryan Wills (No. 17)

Today's Most Hitter-Friendly Umpires

1. CLE at PIT - Alfonso Marquez (No. 2 out of 110)

2. TB at SEA - Nic Lentz (No. 6)

3. MIA at CHC - Shane Livensparger (No. 15)

Today's Hottest Games

1. BOS at KC (92 degrees)

2. OAK at NYY (86 degrees)

3. TOR at BAL (84 degrees)

Today's Coldest Games

1. PHI at SF (63 degrees)

2. STL at ATL (70 degrees)

3. MIN at TEX (70 degrees)

THE BAT's Highest Projected Team Totals

·  Toronto Blue Jays

Projected: 5.95 runs | Vegas O/U: 5.5 O -110

·  Oakland Athletics

Projected: 5.62 runs | Vegas O/U: 4.5 O -100

·  Los Angeles Angels

Projected: 5.58 runs | Vegas O/U: 5.5 O 105

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