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. ATL - Charlie Morton (No. 12 out of 336)

2. LAD - Walker Buehler (No. 23)

3. OAK - Sean Manaea (No. 32)

Today's Worst Starting Pitchers

1. PHI - Matt Moore (No. 313 out of 336)

2. DET - Tyler Alexander (No. 285)

3. TEX - Mike Foltynewicz (No. 267)

Today's Most Pitcher-Friendly Umpires

1. TEX at DET - Ron Kulpa (No. 3 out of 110)

Today's Most Hitter-Friendly Umpires

1. SF at LAD - Andy Fletcher (No. 35 out of 110)

2. CHC at STL - Manny Gonzalez (No. 44)

Today's Hottest Games

1. CHC at STL (88 degrees)

2. LAA at MIN (86 degrees)

3. ATL at PHI (79 degrees)

Today's Coldest Games

1. SD at MIA (72 degrees)

2. OAK at SEA (73 degrees)

3. TB at CLE (74 degrees)

THE BAT's Highest Projected Team Totals

·  Tampa Bay Rays

Projected: 5.44 runs | Vegas O/U: 5.5 O + 115

·  Boston Red Sox

Projected: 5.05 runs | Vegas O/U: 4.5 O -135

·  Minnesota Twins

Projected: 5.03 runs | Vegas O/U: 4.5 O -125

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