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MLB daily notes: Betting preview for Thursday's games

By Derek Carty  (VSiN.com) 

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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. CLE - Shane Bieber (No. 12 out of 351)

2. HOU - Lance McCullers Jr. (No. 28)

3. ATL - Ian Anderson (No. 52)

Today's Worst Starting Pitchers

1. ARI - Madison Bumgarner (No. 246 out of 351)

2. BAL - Alex Wells (No. 244)

3. SF - Scott Kazmir (No. 237)

Today's Most Pitcher-Friendly Umpires

1. CHC at PIT - Roberto Ortiz (No. 3 out of 111)

2. SD at LAD - Tripp Gibson (No. 8)

3. MIA at NYM - Nick Mahrley (No. 26)

Today's Most Hitter-Friendly Umpires

1. ARI at SF - Ramon De Jesus (No. 26 out of 111)

2. DET at MIN - Chad Whitson (No. 33)

3. LAA at TEX - John Bacon (No. 40)

Today's Hottest Games

1. MIL at STL (80 degrees)

2. PHI at ATL (79 degrees)

3. SD at LAD (79 degrees)

Today's Coldest Games

1. NYY at TOR (56 degrees)

2. MIA at NYM (65 degrees)

3. ARI at SF (65 degrees)

THE BAT's Highest Projected Team Totals

·  Boston Red Sox

Projected: 6.11 runs | Vegas O/U: 5.5 O -130

·  Los Angeles Dodgers

Projected: 5.31 runs | Vegas O/U: 5.5 O 105

·  Minnesota Twins

Projected: 5.07 runs | Vegas O/U: 4.5 O -115

THE BAT's Lowest Projected Team Totals

·  Miami Marlins

Projected: 3.05 runs | Vegas O/U: 3.5 O 120

·  Pittsburgh Pirates

Projected: 3.50 runs | Vegas O/U: 4.5 O 120

·  Texas Rangers

Projected: 3.58 runs | Vegas O/U: 3.5 O -115

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