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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 - Max Scherzer (No. 3 out of 349)

2. PHI - Aaron Nola (No. 7)

3. ATL - Charlie Morton (No. 11)

Today's Worst Starting Pitchers

1. PIT - Connor Overton (No. 315 out of 349)

2. ARI - Madison Bumgarner (No. 245)

3. BAL - Zac Lowther (No. 216)

Today's Most Pitcher-Friendly Umpires

1. SEA at OAK - Ryan Wills (No. 19 out of 111)

2. LAD at COL - Ed Hickox (No. 24)

Today's Most Hitter-Friendly Umpires

1. ATL at ARI - Sam Holbrook (No. 8 out of 111)

2. STL at MIL - Carlos Torres (No. 19)

3. SF at SD - Ramon De Jesus (No. 30)

Today's Hottest Games

1. LAD at COL (83 degrees)

2. ATL at ARI (78 degrees)

3. SF at SD (78 degrees)

Today's Coldest Games

1. CWS at CLE (55 degrees)

2. STL at MIL (61 degrees)

3. WSH at CIN (62 degrees)

THE BAT's Highest Projected Team Totals

·  Los Angeles Dodgers

Projected: 5.96 runs | Vegas O/U: 6.5 O 105

·  Toronto Blue Jays

Projected: 5.40 runs | Vegas O/U: 4.5 O -135

·  Atlanta Braves

Projected: 5.06 runs | Vegas O/U: 5.5 O 105

THE BAT's Lowest Projected Team Totals

·  Pittsburgh Pirates

Projected: 3.16 runs | Vegas O/U: 2.5 O -140

·  Cleveland Indians

Projected: 3.31 runs

·  Chicago White Sox

Projected: 3.66 runs

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