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There are only five games slated for Thursday’s MLB schedule. But with the Jockpot reaching $15,000, there’s no better time to try and cash in. Look for Tanner Bibee, Dansby Swanson, Dylan Cease, and Kodai Senga to help you reach that monumental prize.

Cleveland Guardians @ Chicago White Sox (8:10 ET)

Tanner Bibee (6-2, 3.04) vs. Dylan Cease (4-3, 4.04)

Tanner Bibee is looking like a veteran ace, coming off the best start of his MLB career (7 IP, 2 H, 8 SO). The rookie has had complete control of his pitches which have opposing batters swinging and missing at an exceptional rate (Last 10: 4.4 Hits/Start). Bibee should feel comfortable tonight facing a White Sox lineup that is near the bottom of the league in team offense and strikeout rate. Expect him to go at least six innings tonight.

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Chicago Cubs @ St. Louis Cardinals (7:45 ET)

Justin Steele (10-3, 2.95) vs. Miles Mikolas (6-5, 4.33)

The Chicago Cubs are the hottest offense in baseball right now and the end of this run doesn’t seem in sight. Dansby Swanson enters tonight with multi-hit games in three of his last four and an OPS of .900. The Vanderbilt product has had major success against the Cardinals and will be very excited to face the right-hander Mikolas (Career .316 BA, .895 OPS). Expect this offense to continue its tear tonight.

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Cleveland Guardians @ Chicago White Sox (8:10 ET)

Tanner Bibee (6-2, 3.04) vs. Dylan Cease (4-3, 4.04)

Dylan Cease has an elite strikeout percentage but fails to make it count versus disciplined batters. When teams are patient at the plate, the 27-year-old gives up a concerning amount of walks (2023: 9.4% BB). This should be the case tonight as Cease matches up against the Guardians who lead the league in strikeout rate, 18.3%. Facing an obedient Cleveland lineup while not having the best control of his pitches could lead to a long night for Cease.

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Washington Nationals @ New York Mets (7:10 ET)

Josiah Gray (7-8, 3.45) vs. Kodai Senga (7-5, 3.27)

The Nationals are another disciplined hitting team but Kodai Senga overpowered them in his last outing, only allowing five hits and striking out seven. The 2023 All-Star hasn’t allowed more than five hits in his last nine starts and should continue to pitch well versus an inexperienced Washington lineup. With the added comfort of being at home, expect Senga to have batters missing tonight.

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