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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. NYY - Gerrit Cole (No. 3 out of 296)

2. SD - Yu Darvish (No. 24)

3. CWS - Lance Lynn (No. 25)

Today's Worst Starting Pitchers

1. CIN - Vladimir Gutierrez (No. 273 out of 296)

2. TEX - Mike Foltynewicz (No. 222)

3. CHC - Zach Davies (No. 221)

Today's Most Hitter-Friendly Umpires

1. TB at NYY - Chad Whitson (No. 31 out of 110)

2. TEX at COL - David Rackley (No. 38)

Today's Hottest Games

1. CIN at STL (80 degrees)

2. MIN at KC (80 degrees)

3. ARI at MIL (79 degrees)

Today's Coldest Games

1. CHC at SF (58 degrees)

2. NYM at SD (63 degrees)

3. TB at NYY (65 degrees)

THE BAT's Highest Projected Team Totals

·  Texas Rangers

Projected: 5.66 runs | Vegas O/U: 4.5 O -130

·  Colorado Rockies

Projected: 5.51 runs | Vegas O/U: 5.5 O + 115

·  Milwaukee Brewers

Projected: 5.44 runs | Vegas O/U: 4.5 O -130

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