Washington Nationals

Washington Nationals

May 14, 2024

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Washington Nationals vs Chicago White Sox Betting Pick, Prediction & Preview

  • Date: May 14, 2024
  • Venue: Guaranteed Rate Field
  • Starting Pitchers:
    • Trevor Williams - Nationals
    • Chris Flexen - White Sox

Betting Odds

Moneyline: Nationals -122, White Sox +102
Runline: Nationals -1.5 (+136), White Sox +1.5 (-162)
Over/Under Total: 8.5

Washington Nationals vs Chicago White Sox Win Probabilities

Implied Win %: Projected Win %:
Washington Nationals - 50% Washington Nationals - 45.44%
Chicago White Sox - 50% Chicago White Sox - 54.56%

Implied Win % in sports betting represent the probability of an outcome as suggested by the betting odds. It's a way for bettors to gauge the likelihood of an event occurring based on the odds offered by sportsbooks.

Projected Win %, also known as projected win probability, is an estimate by ATS.io to determine the likelihood that a team will win a game or event. This projection is often based on various factors such as team performance, statistics, and historical data.

Washington Nationals vs Chicago White Sox Betting Preview

On May 14, 2024, the Chicago White Sox will take on the Washington Nationals in an Interleague matchup at Guaranteed Rate Field. The White Sox, with a record of 12-29, are having a tough season, while the Nationals hold an average record of 19-20.

The White Sox, being the home team, will hope to turn their fortunes around in this game. They are projected to start right-handed pitcher Chris Flexen, who has started six games this season. Flexen has a win-loss record of 2-3 with an ERA of 4.29. Although his ERA is average, his xFIP suggests he may not perform as well going forward. Flexen is expected to pitch around 5.8 innings and allow 2.6 earned runs on average.

Counterpart Trevor Williams will take the mound for the Nationals. Williams, also a right-handed pitcher, has started seven games this year and holds an impressive record of 4-0 with an ERA of 1.96. However, his xFIP suggests that he may not sustain his excellent performance. Williams is projected to pitch around 5.3 innings and allow 2.4 earned runs on average.

This game is the first of a double-header between the two teams and marks the start of their series. In their previous games, the White Sox lost to the Guardians with a score of 7-0, while the Nationals suffered a narrow 3-2 defeat against the Red Sox. The White Sox are ranked as the 30th best offense in MLB, while the Nationals sit at 22nd. The Nationals have a better batting average, but their home run ranking is low.

According to THE BAT X, the leading MLB projection system, the White Sox have a slightly higher win probability of 51% compared to the Nationals' 49%. The current odds reflect a close game, with the White Sox having an average implied team total of 4.10 runs and the Nationals at 4.40 runs.

In their previous matchups, the White Sox's best hitter has been Gavin Sheets, while CJ Abrams has been the standout for the Nationals. Over the last week, Paul DeJong has been the White Sox's top performer, while Eddie Rosario has shone for the Nationals.

This game presents an intriguing matchup between the struggling White Sox and the average-performing Nationals. The outcome could go either way, as both teams possess strengths and weaknesses in their pitching and hitting. With the White Sox playing at home, they will look to capitalize on any advantage they can find to overcome the Nationals in what is projected to be a close contest.

Quick Takes Washington Nationals:

The Washington Nationals have been the 7th-luckiest offense in the majors this year, according to the leading projection system (THE BAT X), and are likely to perform worse in the future

  • When teams overperform their projected talent level, markets may overvalue them even while they are likely to perform worse in the near future.

Quick Takes Chicago White Sox:

The Chicago White Sox bullpen grades out as the 5th-worst in baseball, per the leading projection system (THE BAT).

  • Most bettors only consider the starting pitcher, but a weak bullpen sneakily creates an easier matchup for the opposing offense and boosts a game's runs.

Washington Nationals vs Chicago White Sox Prediction

Final Score: Washington Nationals 3.9 vs Chicago White Sox 4.07

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