The Chicago White Sox and Washington Nationals clash Tuesday in game 2 of an MLB series at Nationals Park. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.
Chicago White Sox Betting Preview
The White Sox need a win after losing 5 of their last 7 games. The White Sox have the third-worst record in the AL at 58-93. The White Sox pitching staff is 26th in ERA (4.92), 26th in WHIP (1.42) and 22nd in quality starts (46). The White Sox offense is 28th in runs per game (4.09), 24th in batting average (.241) and 20th in homers (162). Andrew Benintendi leads the White Sox with 142 hits and 45 RBI, while Luis Robert Jr. and Andrew Vaughn have combined for 276 hits and 154 RBI. Jose Urena gets the ball, and he is 0-6 with a 8.48 ERA and 20 strikeouts this season. Urena is 5-4 with a 4.09 ERA and 43 strikeouts in his career against the Nationals.
Chicago White Sox Team Facts
The White Sox have lost 12 of their last 13 games against National League opponents following a win.
The favorites have covered the run line in each of the White Sox's last five games at Nationals Park.
The 'Inning 1 UNDER 0.5 runs' market has hit in each of the White Sox's last six road games.
The White Sox have led after 3 innings in each of their last three Tuesday night games as road underdogs.
The White Sox have led after 7 innings in three of their last four games as road underdogs against National League opponents.
Washington Nationals Betting Preview
The Nationals need a win after losing 6 of their last 7 games. The Nationals have the second-worst record in the NL at 66-85. The Nationals pitching staff is 27th in ERA (4.98), 28th in WHIP (1.46) and 18th in quality starts (48). The Nationals' offense is 22nd in runs per game (4.25), 12th in batting average (.252) and 29th in homers (139). Lane Thomas leads the Nationals with 158 hits and 79 RBI, while Joey Meneses and Dominic Smith have combined for 285 hits and 124 RBI. Jackson Rutledge gets the ball, and he is 0-1 with a 17.18 ERA and 2 strikeouts this season. This will be Rutledge’s first career game against the White Sox.
Washington Nationals Team Facts
The Nationals have won each of their last 11 games as favorites against AL Central opponents following a loss.
The Nationals have covered the run line in each of their last eight games as favorites against AL Central opponents.
The Nationals have trailed after 7 innings in each of their last five night games.
The Nationals have trailed after 5 innings in each of their last five night games.
The 'Inning 1 UNDER 0.5 runs' market has hit in each of the Nationals' last three home games against American League opponents.
The Washington Nationals rank 30th in the league for home runs allowed this season (230).
The Washington Nationals rank 29th in the league for home runs this season (139).
The Chicago White Sox rank 30th in the league for on-base percentage this season (.294).
The Chicago White Sox rank 30th in the league for walks this season (351).
Jose Urena has always had control issues, and now he has an 8.48 ERA and 1.88 WHIP through 28.2 innings. Jackson Rutledge has a 17.18 ERA and 3.00 WHIP through 3.2 innings. Two pitchers who have been terrible in small sample sizes, and two teams overall that probably don't want to be here with the season winding down and noting to play for. We should see some fireworks. I'll take a shot with the over in this spot.