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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. NYM - Jacob deGrom (No. 1 out of 336)

2. MIL - Corbin Burnes (No. 2)

3. CWS - Carlos Rodon (No. 7)

Today's Worst Starting Pitchers

1. PIT - Wil Crowe (No. 294 out of 336)

2. KC - Kris Bubic (No. 232)

3. SF - Johnny Cueto (No. 194)

Today's Most Pitcher-Friendly Umpires

1. TEX at OAK - Jeremy Riggs (No. 4 out of 110)

2. SD at CIN - Tripp Gibson (No. 12)

3. SEA at TOR - Ryan Additon (No. 24)

Today's Most Hitter-Friendly Umpires

1. LAA at NYY - Andy Fletcher (No. 18 out of 110)

2. NYM at ATL - Ramon De Jesus (No. 25)

Today's Hottest Games

1. LAA at NYY (84 degrees)

2. NYM at ATL (81 degrees)

3. SF at ARI (78 degrees)

Today's Coldest Games

1. TEX at OAK (64 degrees)

2. MIN at CWS (70 degrees)

3. HOU at CLE (71 degrees)

THE BAT's Highest Projected Team Totals

·  Boston Red Sox

Projected: 5.86 runs | Vegas O/U: 5.5 O -120

·  New York Yankees

Projected: 5.80 runs | Vegas O/U: 5.5 O + 105

·  Toronto Blue Jays

Projected: 5.79 runs | Vegas O/U: 5.5 O -100

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