Best MLB player prop bet today 8/5: Cease rolls through the Rangers

Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Dylan Cease (84) delivers against the Los Angeles Angels during the first inning at Guaranteed Rate Field.

Pickswise was nice enough to give me the opportunity to write up my plays for you all. For those of you who don’t know me, they refer to me as JutPicks on Twitter. I post all my plays with brief writeups every day. Now I get to write even more with no character limit!

I pride myself on being as transparent as they come. My MLB record from last season and this season is listed in my bio. On the year, I’ve recorded 155 wins and 105 losses for a gain of +37.67 units. Without further ado, let’s dive into my favorite play for Friday.

Texas Rangers under 1.5 runs- 1st 5 Innings (-125)

Line available at DraftKings Sportsbook at time of publishing.

We tend to target these team total 1.5 lines often. For the most part, it’s because of a poor offense going against one of the leagues top pitchers. This meets the criteria. The Texas Rangers will host the Chicago White Sox who will have AL CY Young candidate Dylan Cease on the mound.

Cease has been spectacular this season. He has an ERA of just over 2 which is 3rd best among qualifying pitchers. In the first 5 innings, he’s even more dominant. He’s held his opponents to under 2 runs in 16 of 21 starts.

The Rangers have been one of the leagues most disappointing teams this season. They’re 11 games under .500 and surprised people at the deadline by not selling. New-comer Corey Seager is hitting at career low numbers and Marcus Siemen has only hit 15 home runs after hitting 45 for the Toronto Blue Jays last season. The Rangers as a team rank in the bottom half of the majors in all major hitting categories.

The Rangers will have their hands full against Cease and his 1.3 road ERA. Expect another CY Young performance from the 26-year old.

Be sure to check out our full game preview for Texas Rangers vs Chicago White Sox

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