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 296)

2. MIL - Brandon Woodruff (No. 4)

3. SD - Joe Musgrove (No. 11)

Today's Worst Starting Pitchers

1. PIT - Chase De Jong (No. 287 out of 296)

2. STL - Johan Oviedo (No. 262)

3. CHC - Kohl Stewart (No. 216)

Today's Most Pitcher-Friendly Umpires

1. MIN at KC - Mike Estabrook (No. 3 out of 110)

2. CHC at SF - Adam Hamari (No. 5)

3. WSH at PHI - Ryan Blakney (No. 9)

Today's Most Hitter-Friendly Umpires

1. CIN at STL - Andy Fletcher (No. 19 out of 110)

2. MIA at PIT - James Hoye (No. 22)

3. BOS at NYY - Brian Knight (No. 30)

Today's Hottest Games

1. CLE at BAL (91 degrees)

2. ARI at MIL (89 degrees)

3. WSH at PHI (89 degrees)

Today's Coldest Games

1. CHC at SF (61 degrees)

2. NYM at SD (64 degrees)

3. SEA at LAA (67 degrees)

THE BAT's Highest Projected Team Totals

·  Oakland Athletics

Projected: 6.45 runs | Vegas O/U: 5.5 O -125

·  Colorado Rockies

Projected: 5.73 runs | Vegas O/U: 5.5 O + 105

·  Toronto Blue Jays

Projected: 5.42 runs | Vegas O/U: 4.5 O -115

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