Best Prop Bets: Cleveland Guardians vs. Chicago White Sox September 20

Best Prop Bets: Cleveland Guardians vs. Chicago White Sox September 20

Cole Paganelli
2 years ago
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Cleveland Guardians pitcher Aaron Civale throws a pitch vs. Seattle Mariners

The top two teams in the American League Central will face off on Tuesday when the Cleveland Guardians face the Chicago White Sox in the Windy City.

Cleveland holds a four-game lead over the White Sox in the AL Central race, but games like this could help the White Sox storm back in a hurry.

Here, we take a look at the prop markets for this game of great significance to both teams fighting for playoff positioning.

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Over 0.5 First Inning Runs (+105)

First on our list of props worth taking for this contest is the over 0.5 runs market for the first inning of play. In general, No Run First Inning bets are just not good bets, based on the percentage of times that a run is scored in the first.

Here, there is even more value than usual on a run crossing the plate in the opening inning of play, as the Guardians could be dealing with some rust on the mound for this matchup.

Aaron Civale is listed as the starting pitcher for the Guardians in this game, which means he is returning from a stint on the 15-Day IL. Civale could be a little rusty after not facing MLB-caliber hitting for a couple of weeks.

He will help the White Sox get into a position to score at least one early run, and the Guardians are more than capable of putting up some first-inning runs of their own.

Eloy Jimenez Under 1.5 Total Bases (-120)

Eloy Jimenez has had a nice season for the White Sox, batting .313 and being one of the best average hitters in a changing sport. Here, we look at his total bases prop, which is set at 1.5 for the game.

Based on his recent performances, that number may be too high, as he may be deserving of having a prop total set at 0.5 total bases until he picks things back up at the plate.

Over his last five games, Jimenez has gone over the 1.5 total base mark twice. That sounds impressive until you put things into context based on the opponents that he has played over that stretch.

The White Sox have played the Tigers, Guardians, and Rockies over that span, with Jimenez failing to reach two total bases in the most recent meeting he had with this Cleveland team.

Jose Ramirez Over 0.5 RBI (+165)

Finally, we look at the RBI prop market for Jose Ramirez of the Guardians. Ramirez has been on fire this season when it comes to driving in runs, as he is already up over 110 RBI on the season.

He has knocked in 11 runs against the White Sox this season, nearly 10 percent of his total runs batted in on the year, and will be a threat to produce more runs for his team at a nice plus price.

The reason Ramirez' price is so high to knock in a run in this game is the fact that he is facing Dylan Cease of the White Sox today. Cease has pitched well for the vast majority of the season.

However, the explosive nature of Ramirez' bat could render Cease' stuff meaningless, as the prolific run producer should be able to knock someone in if he gets the chance to do so.

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