There is a pair of great interleague series wrapping up on Thursday, with the Los Angeles Dodgers and Chicago White Sox facing off in a decisive third game after splitting the first two. The Tampa Bay Rays are looking for a sweep of the St. Louis Cardinals. This betting guide will give some insight into the recent trends going on to deliver the best value options for both games.
Los Angeles Dodgers (-120) vs Chicago White Sox (+100)
The Dodgers snapped a little three-game losing skid by dumping the White Sox on Wednesday. They are looking at starting a winning streak now, as the sizzling Tyler Anderson takes the mound for Los Angeles on Thursday. Anderson is 7-0 with a 2.59 ERA and hasn’t given up a run in his last three starts. He’s only given up more than two runs just once this season. This is a great number with Anderson on the mound, so take the Dodgers (-120).
Anderson is going up against starter Dylan Cease for Chicago, and he’s been pretty good this season, too. However, he’s been a little all-or-nothing lately. In his last four starts, he has two where he didn’t allow a run and two where he gave up 13 combined runs over seven innings. Both games in this series have finished well below the total, and that trend should continue with two good pitchers getting starts. Take the under again in this one (U8.5, -110).
St. Louis Cardinals (+150) vs Tampa Bay Rays (-185)
The Rays are in the midst of a bit of a surge here. They’ve won five of their last seven, including the last two against the Cardinals. Tampa’s in a great position for a sweep, with Shane McClanahan getting the start. The Rays have won his last five starts, and he’s allowed five runs across 31.1 innings over that stretch. Take the Rays and McClanahan (-185), and there is likely value in their run line (-1.5, +125), as well.
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St. Louis has struggled this series, scoring only five runs across the two games. The offense might even be without Nolan Arenado again, who missed Wednesday’s game. The Rays could put up a big number. St. Louis starter Miles Mikolas was rocked in his last start, and the over has hit in four of his last five outings. Runs will be hard to come by for the Cardinals with McClanahan out there, but this is a very low number with a good price. Lean towards the over in this one (O7, +100).
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