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Washington Nationals vs. Chicago White Sox - 6/5/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Chicago White Sox at Washington Nationals
Date & Time Wednesday June 5, 2019, 1:05 PM (EDT)
Location
Nationals Park
Washington, DC
The Line
Washington Nationals -175 / Chicago White Sox +165 O/U: 10
TV Channel
NSCH, MASN
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The Chicago White Sox and the Washington Nationals will wrap up their quick two-game set on Wednesday.

In the Tuesday game of this pair, the Nationals scored six runs in the fifth on the way to a high-flying 9-5 win.

For Wednesday’s game, the Sox will be bringing out Dylan Covey for the start. Across 32.1 innings and a 1-4 record this year, Covey has a 4.73 ERA with 18 Ks and 19 BBs.

Chicago started out great in the Tuesday loss, with a 5-0 lead after two innings. Things went south after that but a couple of hitters had good nights, like Yolmer Sanches with two hits and two RBI.

Over on the Nationals’ side, they’re going with Anibal Sanchez in the start on Wednesday. In his 48.1 innings and 1-6 record this season, Sanchez has a 4.47 ERA with 48 Ks and 26 BBs.

Washington scored all their runs in a three-run burst on Tuesday. Leading the way was Anthony Rendon, who put up a three-run homer and finished on five RBI.

The Sox are 8-25 in Covey’s last 33 starts and 1-5 in his last six in game two of a series. Chicago is 2-19 in Covey’s last 21 road starts and 1-9 in his last 10 with four days’ rest.

Meanwhile, the Nationals are 5-1 in their last six in game two of a series and 2-5 in Sanchez’s last seven starts. Washington is 2-5 in Sanchez’s last seven starts on grass and the over is 8-2 in their last 10 Wednesday games.

Covey has had a rough outing or two this season, but he’s doing fairly well over his last pair. In that span he’s allowed five earned on 11 hits in 12.0 innings.

As for Sanchez, he had a five-game losing streak in April and May, but in his last two appearances he’s given up zero earned on two hits in 7.1 innings.

Realistically there’s not much to get excited about here, and neither team is performing all that great. The Nats at home seem like the better option though.

Pick:
Washington Nationals -175

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