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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. MIL - Corbin Burnes (No. 2 out of 346)

2. LAD - Max Scherzer (No. 3)

3. PHI - Aaron Nola (No. 8)

Today's Worst Starting Pitchers

1. PIT - Bryse Wilson (No. 243 out of 346)

2. ARI - Humberto Castellanos (No. 235)

3. BAL - Zac Lowther (No. 208)

Today's Most Pitcher-Friendly Umpires

1. ARI at HOU - Mike Estabrook (No. 1 out of 111)

2. SD at STL - Phil Cuzzi (No. 3)

3. BAL at BOS - Bill Miller (No. 4)

Today's Most Hitter-Friendly Umpires

1. SEA at KC - Sam Holbrook (No. 7 out of 111)

2. DET at TB - Junior Valentine (No. 14)

3. OAK at LAA - James Hoye (No. 16)

Today's Hottest Games

1. LAD at CIN (87 degrees)

2. SEA at KC (87 degrees)

3. SD at STL (86 degrees)

Today's Coldest Games

1. ATL at SF (59 degrees)

2. OAK at LAA (69 degrees)

3. CHC at MIL (70 degrees)

THE BAT's Highest Projected Team Totals

·  New York Yankees

Projected: 6.06 runs | Vegas O/U: 5.5 O 105

·  Boston Red Sox

Projected: 6.05 runs | Vegas O/U: 6.5 O 105

·  Los Angeles Dodgers

Projected: 5.46 runs | Vegas O/U: 4.5 O -125

THE BAT's Lowest Projected Team Totals

·  Chicago Cubs

Projected: 2.72 runs | Vegas O/U: 2.5 O -100

·  Arizona Diamondbacks

Projected: 3.47 runs | Vegas O/U: 3.5 O 125

·  Texas Rangers

Projected: 3.58 runs | Vegas O/U: 3.5 O 125

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