Washington Nationals vs Chicago White Sox Prediction MLB Picks 5/14/24

Chicago White Sox (12-29) vs Washington Nationals (19-20)

Game Info: Tuesday, May 14, 2024 at 4:40 pm (Guaranteed Rate Field)

Game 1: Trevor Williams (4-0) (1.96) vs Chris Flexen (2-3) (4.29) -- Game 2: Erick Fedde (3-0) (3.00) vs Mitchell Parker (2-1) (2.67)

Game 1 Betting Odds: Chicago White Sox -109 / Washington Nationals -110 --- Over/Under: --- Game 2 Betting Odds: Chicago White Sox -112 / Washington Nationals -105 --- Over/Under: --- Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Washington Nationals and the Chicago White Sox meet Tuesday in MLB doubleheader action from Guaranteed Rate Field. Here’s a Washington Nationals vs Chicago White Sox prediction. These will be the first and second installments in a three-game series. We will look at this from a betting perspective and determine the best bets for the games. We will examine:

• The Washington Nationals recent form and player performance

• The Chicago White Sox recent form and player performance

• Recent betting trends and streaks involving the Washington Nationals

• Recent betting trends and streaks involving the Chicago White Sox

• Recent betting trends in games played between the Nationals and White Sox

• A summary that ties it all together and produces a favorable betting outcome for the Nationals vs White Sox games

Washington Nationals Betting Preview

The Nationals played the Boston Red Sox in three games over the weekend. Washington won the opener 5-1 then lost the remaining pair 4-2 and 3-2. In the Monday matchup versus the White Sox, the Nats had a rainout. That one will be made up Tuesday as part of a doubleheader.

As starter for Tuesday’s game one it’ll be Washington’s Trevor Williams. This year Williams is 4-0 with a 1.96 ERA and 30 Ks. Game two will be Mitchell Parker. This year over his five starts (the first five starts of his career), Parker is 2-1 with a 2.67 ERA and 22 Ks in 27.0 innings total.

Chicago White Sox Betting Preview

Over on the White Sox’ side, they played the Cleveland Guardians over the weekend and did pretty well. Chicago won the first trio of games 3-2, 6-3 and 3-1 before a 7-0 shutout loss in the finale.

For game one Tuesday the Sox will trot out Chris Flexen. This year Flexen is 2-3 with a 4.29 ERA. Erick Fedde will take the mound for the starting pitcher role in game two. This year so far Fedde is 3-0 with a 3.00 ERA and 44 Ks in 45.0 innings over eight starts.

Nationals vs White Sox Injury Notes

White Sox 3B Danny Mendick (back) is expected to begin a rehab assignment in the near future.

Total Runs Facts

  • Each of the Nationals' last five road games against American League opponents have gone UNDER the total runs line.
  • Four of the last five games between the Nationals and White Sox at Guaranteed Rate Field have gone OVER the total runs line.
  • The 'Inning 1 UNDER 0.5 runs' market has hit in each of the Nationals' last five road games.
  • The 'Inning 1 UNDER 0.5 runs' market has hit in each of the White Sox's last three games.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Chicago White Sox rank 30th in the league for batting average this season (.213).
  • The Chicago White Sox rank 30th in the league for slugging percentage this season (.329).
  • The Washington Nationals rank 29th in the league for opponent batting average this season (.262).
  • The Washington Nationals rank 28th in the league for strikeouts this season (319).

Washington Nationals vs Chicago White Sox Prediction

For game one I’ll probably go Nationals. Williams is playing well lately. Over his last three starts Williams is 2-0 with just one earned on 12 hits and six walks in 15.0 combined innings. As for Flexen, he’s been good too with three earned runs over his last 16.0 innings. This should be a fun starter matchup.

I’ll likely stay with the Sox in game two. Fedde has two good starts and one bad outing in his last trio. In the two good ones he’s got a total of two earned in 14.1 innings total, winning both. In the one bad one Fedde gave up five earned in 4.1 innings. As for Parker, he’s given up five earned runs over his last 11.0 innings combined.

Andrew’s Pick Game 1: Washington Nationals -110 --- Game 2: Chicago White Sox -112

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