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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. OAK - Sean Manaea (No. 16 out of 341)

2. NYM - Marcus Stroman (No. 47)

3. TOR - Jose Berrios (No. 48)

Today's Worst Starting Pitchers

1. STL - Jake Woodford (No. 306 out of 341)

2. MIA - Jesus Luzardo (No. 182)

3. KC - Carlos Hernandez (No. 173)

Today's Most Pitcher-Friendly Umpires

1. TOR at NYY - Doug Eddings (No. 6 out of 111)

2. WSH at ATL - Alex Tosi (No. 34)

Today's Most Hitter-Friendly Umpires

1. KC at BAL - Mark Carlson (No. 14 out of 111)

2. CWS at OAK - Adrian Johnson (No. 24)

3. NYM at MIA - Chad Whitson (No. 39)

Today's Hottest Games

1. WSH at ATL (77 degrees)

2. LAD at STL (76 degrees)

3. NYM at MIA (72 degrees)

Today's Coldest Games

1. COL at PHI (67 degrees)

2. CWS at OAK (68 degrees)

3. TOR at NYY (69 degrees)

THE BAT's Highest Projected Team Totals

·  Toronto Blue Jays

Projected: 5.64 runs | Vegas O/U: 4.5 O + 105

·  New York Yankees

Projected: 5.42 runs | Vegas O/U: 4.5 O + 105

·  Atlanta Braves

Projected: 5.32 runs | Vegas O/U: 5.5 O -100

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