Nationals at White Sox - 6/7/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Washington Nationals (34-23) at Chicago White Sox (29-28)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, June 7, 2016 at 8:10 pm (U.S. Cellular Field)
Joe Ross (5-4) (2.52) vs. M Latos (6-1) (4.02)
The Line: Chicago White Sox / Washington Nationals --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Washington Nationals and Chicago White Sox begin a three-game interleague series Tuesday night.
The Washington Nationals look for another win after winning seven of their last 12 games. The Nationals have allowed 22 runs in their last three games and six or more runs in five of their last nine games. The Washington Nationals have an ERA of 3.18 and have lost five of their last seven games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Daniel Murphy leads Washington with 81 hits, Bryce Harper has 34 RBI and Jayson Werth has nine home runs. Joe Ross gets the ball, and he’s 5-4 with a 2.37 ERA and 46 strikeouts this season. This will be Ross’ first career game against the White Sox.
USA TODAY Sports
The Chicago White Sox are desperate for a win after losing 10 of their last 12 games. The White Sox have allowed 22 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 11 of their last 13 games. The Chicago White Sox have an ERA of 3.61 and have lost 10 of their last 12 games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Adam Eaton leads Chicago with 60 hits, Jose Abreu has 30 RBI and Todd Frazier has 18 home runs. Mat Latos takes the hill, and he’s 6-1 with a 4.02 ERA and 31 strikeouts this season. Latos is 4-2 with a 2.53 ERA and 48 strikeouts in his career against the Nationals.
The Nationals are 8-3 in their last 11 road games and 39-19 in their last 58 games following an off day. The White Sox are 2-5 in their last 7 home games and 8-2 in Latos' last 10 starts. The Nationals are 4-0 in the last 4 meetings.
Both teams are in a bit of a slump right now, and they're coming off series where they've allowed a truckload of runs. The over may be worth a look, but as far as a winner, I'm going to side with the White Sox at home. Latos has turned back the clock this season and gives Chicago a better chance than Ross does.