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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. PHI - Aaron Nola (No. 11 out of 341)

2. HOU - Framber Valdez (No. 34)

3. CIN - Sonny Gray (No. 35)

Today's Worst Starting Pitchers

1. MIA - Braxton Garrett (No. 301 out of 341)

2. PIT - Wil Crowe (No. 284)

3. CHC - Jake Arrieta (No. 258)

Today's Most Pitcher-Friendly Umpires

1. CLE at TOR - Jeremy Riggs (No. 7 out of 110)

2. CHC at COL - CB Bucknor (No. 20)

Today's Most Hitter-Friendly Umpires

1. KC at CWS - Adam Beck (No. 9 out of 110)

2. NYM at MIA - Shane Livensparger (No. 10)

3. SF at ARI - Alan Porter (No. 32)

Today's Hottest Games

1. CHC at COL (89 degrees)

2. PHI at WSH (83 degrees)

3. PIT at CIN (83 degrees)

Today's Coldest Games

1. LAA at TEX (70 degrees)

2. NYM at MIA (72 degrees)

3. MIN at HOU (72 degrees)

THE BAT's Highest Projected Team Totals

·  New York Yankees

Projected: 5.91 runs | Vegas O/U: 5.5 O -100

·  Colorado Rockies

Projected: 5.80 runs | Vegas O/U: 6.5 O + 110

·  Houston Astros

Projected: 5.47 runs | Vegas O/U: 5.5 O -105

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