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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. LAD - Walker Buehler (No. 24 out of 294)

2. MIN - Jose Berrios (No. 37)

3. OAK - Chris Bassitt (No. 46)

Today's Worst Starting Pitchers

1. TB - Michael Wacha (No. 281 out of 294)

2. PIT - Chad Kuhl (No. 275)

3. DET - Jose Urena (No. 269)

Today's Most Pitcher-Friendly Umpires

1. KC at NYY - Alex Tosi (No. 32 out of 110)

2. BOS at TB - Mark Ripperger (No. 36)

Today's Hottest Games

1. ATL at CIN (86 degrees)

2. PIT at STL (86 degrees)

3. CLE at MIN (85 degrees)

Today's Coldest Games

1. OAK at TEX (70 degrees)

2. BOS at TB (72 degrees)

3. WSH at MIA (72 degrees)

THE BAT's Highest Projected Team Totals

·  Toronto Blue Jays

Projected: 5.49 runs | Vegas O/U: 5.5 O -130

·  Cincinnati Reds

Projected: 5.47 runs

·  Houston Astros

Projected: 5.44 runs | Vegas O/U: 5.5 O -125

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