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. WSH - Max Scherzer (No. 5 out of 298)

2. PHI - Zack Wheeler (No. 7)

3. MIL - Freddy Peralta (No. 15)

Today's Worst Starting Pitchers

1. COL - Chi Chi Gonzalez (No. 261 out of 298)

2. DET - Tyler Alexander (No. 260)

3. PIT - Mitch Keller (No. 199)

Today's Most Pitcher-Friendly Umpires

1. COL at MIA - Ben May (No. 7 out of 110)

2. TOR at CWS - Dan Bellino (No. 13)

3. ATL at PHI - Tony Randazzo (No. 27)

Today's Hottest Games

1. NYY at MIN (94 degrees)

2. SEA at DET (82 degrees)

3. ATL at PHI (81 degrees)

Today's Coldest Games

1. KC at OAK (56 degrees)

2. HOU at BOS (64 degrees)

3. COL at MIA (72 degrees)

THE BAT's Highest Projected Team Totals

·  New York Yankees

Projected: 6.07 runs | Vegas O/U: 5.5 O -110

·  Minnesota Twins

Projected: 5.23 runs | Vegas O/U: 4.5 O -120

·  Los Angeles Dodgers

Projected: 4.96 runs | Vegas O/U: 5.5 O + 105

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