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Chicago White Sox vs Washington Nationals Prediction 5-14-24 Picks

Washington Nationals (19-20) vs. Chicago White Sox (12-29)
May 14, 2024 8:10 pm EDT
The Line: Chicago White Sox -112 / Washington Nationals -105; Over/Under: +8
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The Washington Nationals and Chicago White Sox meet Tuesday in a MLB doubleheader at Guaranteed Rate Field. Here’s a Chicago White Sox vs Washington Nationals Prediction.

Washington Nationals Betting Preview

The Washington Nationals are 19-20 on the year and coming off losses to the Orioles and Red Sox. The Washington Nationals have scored 9 runs in their last 3 games and 4 or more runs in 4 of their last 8 games. The Washington Nationals have won 6 of their last 7 games when scoring 4 or more runs. CJ Abrams leads the Washington Nationals with 41 hits and 20 RBI, while Luis Garcia Jr. and Jesse Winker have combined for 66 hits and 38 RBI.

Chicago White Sox Betting Preview

The Chicago White Sox are 12-29 on the year after losses to the Rays and Guardians. The Chicago White Sox have scored 9 runs in their last 3 games and 3 or fewer runs in 5 of their last 7 games. The Chicago White Sox have lost 5 of their last 7 games when scoring 3 or fewer runs. Andrew Vaughn leads the Chicago White Sox with 30 hits and 9 RBI, while Gavin Sheets and Andrew Benintendi have combined for 56 hits and 26 RBI.

Washington Nationals vs Chicago White Sox Pitching Matchup

Trevor Williams and Mitchell Parker will get the ball tonight for the Washington Nationals.

Chris Flexen and Erick Fedde will get the ball tonight for the Chicago White Sox.

Total Runs Facts

 

  • Each of the Nationals’ last five road games have gone UNDER the total runs line.
  • Five of the White Sox’s last six games have gone UNDER the total runs line.
  • The ‘Inning 1 UNDER 0.5 runs’ market has hit in each of the Nationals’ last five games.
  • The ‘Inning 1 UNDER 0.5 runs’ market has hit in each of the White Sox’s last five home games against NL East opponents.

Matchup/League Facts

 

  • The Chicago White Sox rank 30th in the league for runs scored this season (119).
  • The Chicago White Sox rank 30th in the league for RBI’s this season (108).
  • The Washington Nationals rank 1st in the league for home runs allowed this season (26).
  • The Washington Nationals rank 2nd in the league for steals this season (68).

Chicago White Sox vs Washington Nationals Prediction

Game 1 Prediction: Chris Flexen is off to a good start this month, but he’s been shaky this season overall, especially at home, where he has a 6.35 ERA and .279 allowed batting average in 17 innings. The Nationals have won 4 straight games Trevor Williams has pitched, and they’re 6-1 this season with him overall. Williams has also allowed just 7 hits and 0 runs in his last 10 innings, with 11 strikeouts. I’ll side with the Washington Nationals in game 1 because of a clear starting pitching advantage.

Game 2 Prediction: I’m not running to the window to back the Chicago White Sox, but it’s not easy to sweep a doubleheader. Also, while Mitchell Parker has been respectable this season overall, he is allowing a .286 batting average on the road through 14.1 innings. Erick Fedde has a 1.46 ERA and .226 allowed batting average in 24.2 home innings this season. The White Sox have won the last 3 games Fedde has pitched. I’ll take a shot with the White Sox in game 2 of this doubleheader. 

Randy Chambers's Free Pick: Game 1: Washington Nationals / Game 2: Chicago White Sox

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