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. MIL - Corbin Burnes (No. 3 out of 298)

2. STL - Jack Flaherty (No. 17)

3. ATL - Charlie Morton (No. 21)

Today's Worst Starting Pitchers

1. PIT - Wil Crowe (No. 269 out of 298)

2. COL - Chi Chi Gonzalez (No. 250)

3. ARI - Merrill Kelly (No. 239)

Today's Most Pitcher-Friendly Umpires

1. NYY at TB - Doug Eddings (No. 7 out of 110)

2. STL at MIL - Todd Tichenor (No. 38)

Today's Most Hitter-Friendly Umpires

1. KC at DET - Edwin Moscoso (No. 2 out of 110)

2. MIN at CWS - Mark Carlson (No. 7)

3. PHI at WSH - Jeff Nelson (No. 22)

Today's Hottest Games

1. MIA at ARI (85 degrees)

2. NYY at TB (72 degrees)

3. TEX at HOU (72 degrees)

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