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MLB daily notes: Betting preview for Thursday'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 - Brandon Woodruff (No. 3 out of 334)

2. COL - German Marquez (No. 21)

3. CWS - Lance Lynn (No. 23)

Today's Worst Starting Pitchers

1. CIN - Vladimir Gutierrez (No. 301 out of 334)

2. TEX - Mike Foltynewicz (No. 296)

3. STL - Wade LeBlanc (No. 256)

Today's Most Pitcher-Friendly Umpires

1. DET at BAL - Adam Hamari (No. 6 out of 111)

2. TB at BOS - Hunter Wendelstedt (No. 36)

3. TEX at SEA - Mark Ripperger (No. 37)

Today's Most Hitter-Friendly Umpires

1. LAD at PHI - Alfonso Marquez (No. 1 out of 111)

2. OAK at CLE - Stu Scheurwater (No. 10)

3. TOR at LAA - Junior Valentine (No. 13)

Today's Hottest Games

1. DET at BAL (96 degrees)

2. WSH at NYM (92 degrees)

3. TB at BOS (92 degrees)

Today's Coldest Games

1. COL at SF (62 degrees)

2. SD at ARI (78 degrees)

3. TOR at LAA (78 degrees)

THE BAT's Highest Projected Team Totals

·  Tampa Bay Rays

Projected: 6.15 runs | Vegas O/U: 5.5 O + 110

·  Atlanta Braves

Projected: 5.76 runs | Vegas O/U: 5.5 O + 105

·  Oakland Athletics

Projected: 5.71 runs | Vegas O/U: 5.5 O + 100

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