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MLB Picks For Thursday, June 9
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LA Dodgers At Chicago White Sox
Any time the Dodgers play a left-handed pitcher I’m interested in a fade, so I guess by proxy, I should be at least a little bit interested in betting them versus even a good right-handed pitcher like Dylan Cease. And lo and behold, I liked the price on Dodgers. Only problem is, a fair amount of steam has come in on my side and I think it’s probably the slimmest of edges if there still is one south of -130. But I get to post it because I bet it last night, and you could have too if you joined the Discord (see above).
In any case, while Cease has had a strong season, he has quickly regressed into merely a very good pitcher rather than a top Cy Young contender. He thrives on getting chases, but nobody swings outside the zone less often than the Dodgers. That puts Cease’s 4.63 BB/9 at high risk of rearing its head here. And Tyler Anderson gets to face a White Sox lineup still without two of its top right-handed hitters in Tim Anderson and Eloy Jimenez. Danny Mendick leading off ain’t it.
Current best price: Dodgers
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