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MLB Odds: ChiSox vs. Nationals

The Chicago White Sox will begin their first interleague series of the season on Tuesday night, and they'll do it as a road underdog on the MLB odds in Washington against the Nationals.

The Nationals are already 3-0 at home on the season, paying off for their supporters on the MLB betting lines with a three-game sweep against the Marlins last week. The White Sox have started the season 4-2, but will play their first road game on Tuesday.

Jake Peavy gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the White Sox on this day; he's 1-0 on the season. The Nationals, meanwhile, will counter with Gio Gonzalez, who will be looking to improve on his 1-0 mark.

View Chi White Sox vs Washington Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks such as 5Dimes had set the Nationals as -159 favorites on the moneyline for this contest. The over under was hovering near 7 for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals at Bovada.

Power Rankings:
The Nationals - White Sox odds would favor the Nationals if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Washington is rated No. 9 in the current National League Odds Shark poll, while Chicago is at No. 9 in the American League.

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How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Washington's National League No. 9-ranked scoring average of 3.5 runs per game, against a White Sox offense rated No. 13 and scoring 3.7 runs per game in the league. The Nationals have averaged 7.2 hits per game to date this season, less than the White Sox hitters have managed (7.5 per nine innings).

Washington owns the National League's No. 11 defense, allowing 4.7 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Chicago's American League No. 3-rated defense.

Last time out for Chicago, they were a 4-3 winner as they battled the Mariners at home. Moneyline bettors who got the White Sox at -160 were rewarded, while the 7 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Chicago won a close affair on Sunday in their last outing, defeating Seattle 4-3 in extra innings at U.S. Cellular Field.

Last time out for Washington, they were a 6-3 loser as they battled the Reds on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Reds at -110 were rewarded, while the 9 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Washington didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 6-3 to Cincinnati on Sunday at Great American Ball Park.

Chicago White Sox Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 8-2
Before playing Washington are 6-4
After playing Seattle are 7-3
After a win are 5-5

Washington Nationals Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 4-6
Before playing Chi White Sox are 4-6
After playing Cincinnati are 7-3
After a loss are 8-2

A few White Sox at Nationals trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Chi White Sox's last 7 games when playing Washington
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chi White Sox's last 5 games when playing on the road against Washington
Chi White Sox are 5-2 SU in their last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Chi White Sox's last 14 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Washington's last 7 games when playing Chi White Sox
Washington is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games when playing at home against Chi White Sox
Washington is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games

Next up:
Chi White Sox at Washington, Wednesday, April 10