We're halfway through June and the Los Angeles Dodgers are a few games out of the NL West lead. They still have plenty of time, but they should start winning games sooner rather than later if they want to win the division crown.
On Thursday, they'll wrap up their three-game interleague series with the Chicago White Sox before hosting the San Francisco Giants over the weekend.
Let's dive into the odds for the series finale and then I'll give you my best bet.
White Sox vs. Dodgers odds, run line, and total
White Sox vs. Dodgers prediction and pick
Michael Grove gets the start for the Dodgers, which is why we can get them at a solid price of -150.
Let's be honest, Grove has been bad this season. He has an 8.28 ERA through 25 innings pitched this season, but I actually think he hasn't been quite as bad as that disgusting ERA indicates. For example, his FIP (Fielding Independent Pitching) is 4.60. That tells me we're going to see some positive regression from him in the coming weeks.
But, for the time being, we can take advantage of that knowledge by betting on the Dodgers in his starts due to them being potentially mispriced because of his ERA.
This is a good game for Grove to get a solid start under his belt. Over the last 14 days, they're 26th in the Majors in OPS. Their offense has still failed to find any level of momentum this season.
I'll take the Dodgers at a reasonable -150 price on Thursday night.
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