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MLB daily notes: Betting preview for Sunday's games

By Derek Carty  (VSiN.com) 

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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 RANKINGS

Today's Best Starting Pitchers

1. PHI - Zack Wheeler (No. 6 out of 342)

2. LAD - Walker Buehler (No. 21)

3. HOU - Lance McCullers Jr. (No. 28)

Today's Worst Starting Pitchers

1. DET - Wily Peralta (No. 332 out of 342)

2. STL - Jon Lester (No. 329)

3. MIA - Nick Neidert (No. 325)

Today's Most Pitcher-Friendly Umpires

1. SF at MIL - Ron Kulpa (No. 3 out of 110)

2. CWS at CHC - Ryan Blakney (No. 7)

3. ARI at SD - Roberto Ortiz (No. 12)

Today's Most Hitter-Friendly Umpires

1. NYM at PHI - Nic Lentz (No. 10 out of 110)

2. TEX at OAK - Ramon De Jesus (No. 31)

3. TB at BAL - Jim Reynolds (No. 32)

Today's Hottest Games

1. KC at STL (90 degrees)

2. MIA at COL (89 degrees)

3. PIT at CIN (87 degrees)

Today's Coldest Games

1. TEX at OAK (67 degrees)

2. MIN at HOU (72 degrees)

3. ARI at SD (72 degrees)

THE BAT's Highest Projected Team Totals

·  Colorado Rockies

Projected: 5.86 runs

·  Tampa Bay Rays

Projected: 5.62 runs | Vegas O/U: 5.5 O -120

·  Chicago White Sox

Projected: 5.52 runs | Vegas O/U: 6.5 O + 115

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