Washington Nationals vs Chicago White Sox MLB Betting Prediction

MLB Nationals vs Chicago White Sox Prediction 5/15/2024

The Washington Nationals (20-21) travel to face off against the Chicago White Sox (13-30) on Wednesday, May 15th. This game will be played at Guaranteed Rate Field in Chicago and televised on NBCS. The White Sox are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Nationals are looking to get back on track from a loss to the White Sox. First pitch is set for 2:10 ET.

Nationals vs White Sox

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Chicago cruised to a 4-0 win over the Nationals in the most recent game of this series. The White Sox had a big 3rd inning, scoring all four of their runs. As for the Nationals, they had their best scoring chance in the 8th inning, putting up one run.

Erick Fedde started for the White Sox and picked up the win, going seven innings and not giving up a run. He finished the game with six strikeouts but issued four walks. Mitchell Parker got the start for the Nationals and took the loss, giving up three earned runs in five innings of work.

Andrew Vaughn hit the game’s only two home runs while going 2/3 with four RBIs and two runs scored. Eloy Jimenez also had a two-hit game for Chicago.

Washington is 20-21 overall as they are closing in on the halfway point of the season. The Nationals are nine games behind the Phillies in the NL East and are 5-2 in the division this year. The Nationals will be on the road today, taking on the White Sox, and they are 13-11 on the road compared to 7-10 at home.

The Nationals have dropped two straight games as the underdog, and they are 17-19 as the underdog this year. As the favorite, Washington is 3-2 this year, and their overall series record is 5-7-1. So far, they are 5-5 over their last 10 games.

Washington has been a solid team to back on the run line this season, as they are 26-15 overall. They have been especially good on the road, going 17-7 against the run line. The Nationals are just 3-2 vs. the run line as the favorite, but they are 23-13 as the underdog.

Washington’s over/under record is 18-22 this season, and the average over/under line in their games is 8 runs. In 63.4% of their games, the over/under line has been set at more than 8 runs. Their combined run average this season is 8.3 runs per game. In their last 10 games, the over/under record is 3-6-1, and the over has hit in 4 of their last 5 games.

Patrick Corbin Gets The Start For The Nationals

Washington is sending Patrick Corbin to the mound today, and he comes in with a record of 1-3 and ERA of 5.91. So far, he has made eight starts and one of them was a quality start. Corbin’s WHIP for the season is 1.78, and opponents are batting .326 off the left-hander this season. In his last outing, he picked up the win, going five innings and giving up one earned run on four hits. Looking back at his last four outings, Corbin has finished with a no-decision in each one.

Nationals Offense Breakdown

Washington’s offense has been led by Joey Meneses, who has 21 RBIs this season, which is the best mark on the team. However, he has just one home run and is batting only .231. CJ Abrams has been the Nationals’ most consistent hitter so far, with a batting average of .263 and a team-high seven homers. Eddie Rosario and Nick Senzel are also tied for 2nd on the team with five homers, but both players are batting below .215.

Over his last 10 games, Eddie Rosario has been on fire, going 12/31 with four homers and eight RBIs. This has helped him move his season batting average up to just .178. Luis Garcia Jr. has also been swinging a good bat of late, going 10/37 in his last 10 games.

With a record of 13-30, the White Sox are 5th in the AL Central and trail the Guardians by 14 games for the division lead. So far, they have really struggled against other AL Central teams, going 5-19 this year. Chicago will be at home today for their matchup vs. the Nationals.

At home, the White Sox are 9-14 this season compared to just 4-16 on the road. As the underdog, Chicago has gone 12-30 this year, and they are 1-0 as the favorite. Looking at their overall series record, the White Sox are 3-9-1 this year and are currently tied in their series vs. the Nationals.

Chicago has a losing run line record on the season at 21-22, but they have been better at home where they are 14-9. The White Sox have a negative run differential on the season at -2.1 runs per game, but that number is slightly better at home at -1.5 runs per game. They have been a run line underdog in 42 of their 43 games this season.

Today’s over/under line for the White Sox game against the Nationals is set at 8 runs. The combined run average for White Sox games this season is 7.9 runs, and their over/under record is 19-23. When the over/under line is set at 8 runs, their record is 5-2. So far this season, 46.5% of their games have had over/under lines set higher than 8 runs.

Garrett Crochet Gets The Start For The White Sox

Left-hander Garrett Crochet gets the start for the White Sox today and will be looking to build off his last outing, where he didn’t give up a run. In that May 10th outing vs. the Guardians, he went 6 innings and didn’t give up a homer. Crochet finished with 11 strikeouts in that outing. For the season, he has made nine starts, has a record of 3-4, and an ERA of 4.63. Crochet’s WHIP for the season is .99, and opponents are batting .208 vs. Crochet this season. Per nine innings, he is averaging 12.34 strikeouts.

White Sox Offense Breakdown

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Chicago’s offense has been the worst in the league this season, averaging just 2.9 runs per game. They are also near the bottom of the league in most other offensive categories, including team batting average, on-base percentage, and slugging percentage. The White Sox have also been one of the league’s worst home run-hitting teams this season.

Paul DeJong and Andrew Vaughn have been two of the team’s most productive hitters of late, with DeJong batting .375 over his last seven games and Vaughn hitting .300 in his last eight games, a stretch in which he has three homers. DeJong is also the team’s leader in home runs, while Andrew Benintendi and Eloy Jiménez are also near the top of the team’s home run leaderboard.

Nationals vs White Sox Prediction

Our prediction for the Nationals vs. White Sox game is to take the Nationals on the money line, with the payout being +123. We have the Nationals winning this one by a score of 5-4.

Looking at the starting pitchers, we have Patrick Corbin finishing with five strikeouts, and Garrett Crochet ending with five as well. As for the team’s projected hits, the Nationals are expected to finish with 10, compared to the White Sox, who are projected to finish with nine.

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