MLB Same-Game Parlay for Thursday, September 8: How to Bet White Sox vs. A’s
Photo by Quinn Harris/Getty Images. Pictured: Starting pitcher Dylan Cease #84 of the Chicago White Sox
White Sox vs. A’s Odds
|White Sox Odds||-205|
|Over/Under||7 (-115 / -105)|
|Time||9:40 p.m. ET|
|Odds via BetMGM. Get up-to-the-minute MLB odds here.|
The White Sox and A’s will meet on National TV on Thursday night in Oakland and the proceedings may be, for lack of a better term, a snoozefest.
Luckily, there’s a great way to make this interesting. We can use the lackluster A’s bats and the lopsided pitching matchup to cash in on a Same-Game Parlay. Let’s get into the best way to bet on the White Sox.
The Parlay (+230):
- Under 7.5
- White Sox ML
- Dylan Cease 8+ Strikeouts
Same-Game Parlay — White Sox vs. A’s
Dating back to last season, when Dylan Cease has started as a favorite of -195 or greater, the Under has gone 10-2 for a profit of 7.09 units. I suspect we’ve got another one in the cards here against a sleepwalking Oakland offense.
Cease is an extreme strikeout pitcher and is throwing against a team that can’t stop swinging and missing. The last time he faced Oakland (back in July), Cease allowed one run on four hits across six innings. That game went under and finished 4-1.
The White Sox have cashed six unders in the past eight games due to some solid pitching and mediocre hitting. The White Sox have exploded for seven or more runs three times during this stretch, but they’ve managed just four or fewer in the remaining contests. All of that equates to a 107 wRC+ in the past week, which is right around the middle of the league.
White Sox Moneyline
While I like the under the most here, I will point out the White Sox are also 10-2 in Cease’s starts in the past two seasons when favored at -195 or more. Additionally, the White Sox are clearly in the better spot between the two teams offensively.
Chicago ranks fifth in wRC+ against left-handed pitching and will be up against JP Sears, whose 2.37 ERA doesn’t really stand up to his 3.92 xERA. The sample size is still incredibly small at just 22 innings, but he’s largely pitched to contact with a 16.1% strikeout rate. He’s also primarily thrown fastballs, a pitch the White Sox have proven they can hit.
There’s a very real possibility the White Sox can put up five runs here and still help us cash the under thanks to Cease.
Dylan Cease 8+ Strikeouts
Cease has hit this number in 16 of his 27 starts this season and although he fell one short against the A’s the last time he saw them, he pitched just six innings.
Oakland is not nearly in the same shape as it was back then. Things have totally fallen apart and the A’s are striking out in 27.2% of plate appearances over the past week. That ranks fifth in the league and their swinging-strike rate (15.5%) ranks first.
Cease’s 31.4% strikeout rate ranks in the top 8% of baseball and as long as he goes deep into this one — and he shouldn’t be very troubled — he’ll gets to this number.