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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. PHI - Aaron Nola (No. 10 out of 344)

2. SF - Logan Webb (No. 22)

3. BOS - Eduardo Rodriguez (No. 29)

Today's Worst Starting Pitchers

1. WSH - Paolo Espino (No. 313 out of 344)

2. COL - Chi Chi Gonzalez (No. 285)

3. PIT - Mitch Keller (No. 241)

Today's Most Pitcher-Friendly Umpires

1. CLE at KC - Brian Gorman (No. 15 out of 111)

2. BOS at TB - Chris Guccione (No. 35)

3. MIA at NYM - Lance Barrett (No. 37)

Today's Most Hitter-Friendly Umpires

1. PHI at WSH - John Bacon (No. 37 out of 111)

Today's Hottest Games

1. CLE at KC (81 degrees)

2. ATL at COL (79 degrees)

3. OAK at DET (74 degrees)

Today's Coldest Games

1. MIL at SF (59 degrees)

2. PHI at WSH (68 degrees)

3. MIA at NYM (71 degrees)

THE BAT's Highest Projected Team Totals

·  Atlanta Braves

Projected: 6.90 runs | Vegas O/U: 7.5 O + 110

·  Colorado Rockies

Projected: 6.02 runs | Vegas O/U: 5.5 O + 100

·  Oakland Athletics

Projected: 5.39 runs | Vegas O/U: 5.5 O + 110

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