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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. 2 out of 297)

2. MIL - Brandon Woodruff (No. 6)

3. PHI - Zack Wheeler (No. 13)

Today's Worst Starting Pitchers

1. OAK - Mike Fiers (No. 286 out of 297)

2. WSH - Jon Lester (No. 278)

3. TEX - Jordan Lyles (No. 276)

Today's Hottest Games

1. ARI at MIA (72 degrees)

2. TB at LAA (64 degrees)

3. NYM at STL (63 degrees)

Today's Coldest Games

1. TEX at MIN (54 degrees)

2. DET at BOS (57 degrees)

3. TOR at OAK (58 degrees)

THE BAT's Highest Projected Team Totals

·  Atlanta Braves

Projected: 5.39 runs | Vegas O/U: 4.5 O -100

·  Toronto Blue Jays

Projected: 5.16 runs | Vegas O/U: 4.5 O + 100

·  Boston Red Sox

Projected: 5.08 runs | Vegas O/U: 4.5 O -115

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