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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. PHI - Aaron Nola (No. 11 out of 298)

2. LAD - Trevor Bauer (No. 16)

3. CWS - Carlos Rodon (No. 19)

Today's Worst Starting Pitchers

1. COL - Jhoulys Chacin (No. 251 out of 298)

2. SF - Johnny Cueto (No. 224)

3. MIL - Brett Anderson (No. 214)

Today's Most Pitcher-Friendly Umpires

1. NYM at TB - Gabe Morales (No. 13 out of 110)

2. LAA at BOS - Ryan Blakney (No. 16)

3. NYY at BAL - Roberto Ortiz (No. 23)

Today's Most Hitter-Friendly Umpires

1. TEX at HOU - Mark Wegner (No. 5 out of 110)

2. CIN at COL - Nic Lentz (No. 6)

3. CLE at SEA - Stu Scheurwater (No. 9)

Today's Hottest Games

1. WSH at ARI (85 degrees)

2. PHI at TOR (80 degrees)

3. TEX at HOU (79 degrees)

Today's Coldest Games

1. KC at CWS (57 degrees)

2. STL at SD (62 degrees)

3. MIA at LAD (64 degrees)

THE BAT's Highest Projected Team Totals

·  Cincinnati Reds

Projected: 6.25 runs | Vegas O/U: 5.5 O -130

·  New York Yankees

Projected: 5.87 runs | Vegas O/U: 4.5 O -120

·  Philadelphia Phillies

Projected: 5.62 runs | Vegas O/U: 5.5 O + 115

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