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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. NYY - Gerrit Cole (No. 3 out of 299)

2. CLE - Shane Bieber (No. 4)

3. LAD - Walker Buehler (No. 18)

Today's Worst Starting Pitchers

1. WSH - Jon Lester (No. 276 out of 299)

2. BAL - Bruce Zimmermann (No. 264)

3. NYM - Jordan Yamamoto (No. 254)

Today's Most Pitcher-Friendly Umpires

1. MIL at CIN - Ron Kulpa (No. 1 out of 110)

2. MIN at CLE - Adam Hamari (No. 4)

3. CHC at STL - Phil Cuzzi (No. 5)

Today's Most Hitter-Friendly Umpires

1. NYM at MIA - Alfonso Marquez (No. 1 out of 110)

2. PIT at ATL - Sam Holbrook (No. 8)

3. LAD at SF - Ramon De Jesus (No. 22)

Today's Hottest Games

1. CWS at NYY (86 degrees)

2. MIL at CIN (86 degrees)

3. BAL at WSH (85 degrees)

Today's Coldest Games

1. LAD at SF (57 degrees)

2. SEA at SD (63 degrees)

3. OAK at LAA (65 degrees)

THE BAT's Highest Projected Team Totals

·  Arizona Diamondbacks

Projected: 5.78 runs | Vegas O/U: 5.5 O -110

·  Washington Nationals

Projected: 5.53 runs | Vegas O/U: 4.5 O -125

·  Colorado Rockies

Projected: 5.50 runs | Vegas O/U: 5.5 O + 110


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