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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. NYM - Jacob deGrom (No. 1 out of 294)

2. CIN - Luis Castillo (No. 21)

3. CWS - Lance Lynn (No. 23)

Today's Worst Starting Pitchers

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

2. CLE - Sam Hentges (No. 272)

3. CHC - Alec Mills (No. 234)

Today's Most Pitcher-Friendly Umpires

1. SEA at CWS - Phil Cuzzi (No. 4 out of 110)

2. CLE at MIN - Chris Guccione (No. 18)

3. WSH at MIA - Vic Carapazza (No. 20)

Today's Most Hitter-Friendly Umpires

1. COL at MIL - John Libka (No. 13 out of 110)

2. LAA at TB - Brian Knight (No. 25)

3. ARI at SD - Lance Barksdale (No. 30)

Today's Hottest Games

1. PIT at STL (87 degrees)

2. ATL at CIN (86 degrees)

3. CHC at LAD (84 degrees)

Today's Coldest Games

1. OAK at SF (58 degrees)

2. ARI at SD (68 degrees)

3. KC at TEX (70 degrees)

THE BAT's Highest Projected Team Totals

·  Los Angeles Dodgers

Projected: 5.68 runs | Vegas O/U: 4.5 O -135

·  Toronto Blue Jays

Projected: 5.64 runs | Vegas O/U: 6.5 O + 110

·  New York Yankees

Projected: 5.42 runs | Vegas O/U: 4.5 O -120

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