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Moneyline pick, best player prop for Orioles vs. White Sox on Thursday

We go over some of the best betting options for Thursday’s matchup between the Baltimore Orioles and Chicago White Sox.

Dylan Cease #84 of the Chicago White Sox pitches during the first inning against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium on May 22, 2021 in the Bronx borough of New York City. Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images

The Baltimore Orioles and Chicago White Sox will begin a four-game set in the Windy City at 8:10 p.m. ET. Bruce Zimmermann will be on the mound for the Orioles, while Dylan Cease will get the start for the White Sox. We’ll go over some ideal picks on DraftKings Sportsbook centered around the game here.

Orioles vs. White Sox, 8:10 p.m. ET, ESPN+

Moneyline pick: White Sox -220

The White Sox could not get the win and three-game sweep over the St. Louis Cardinals on Wednesday afternoon with Carlos Rodon on the mound. However, they should be able to take down the struggling Orioles, who have lost nine consecutive games. Zimmermann will be on the mound for Baltimore, who has struggled this season. The 26-year-old is 2-3 with a 5.59 ERA through eight starts.

Furthermore, Zimmermann has been lit up on the road with an ERA of 6.87 this season, which should bode well for a White Sox’s offense that is averaging 5 runs per game and 4.68 runs per game this season. Just like Wednesday’s game against St. Louis, this is a no-brainer pick with the White Sox -220 on the ML. They are the better team and should be able to dominate in all phases.

Player Prop: Dylan Cease over 6.5 strikeouts (+128)

If you are looking for a high value plus-money player prop for Thursday night, then Dylan Cease’s strikeout prop. This season, Cease is 2-1 with an ERA of 3.18 in nine starts. He has only gone over 6.5 strikeouts three times and at least recorded six strikeouts three times. The 25-year-old pitcher will be facing an Orioles’ team that is averaging 8.5 Ks per game, but 9.24 strikeouts per game on the road.

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