White Sox face Washington Nationals: MLB odds preview and stats
Chicago White Sox vs Washington Nationals Odds
The Chicago White Sox will look to grab an inter-league road victory when they take on the Nationals in Washington at Nationals Park on Wednesday in baseball action.
Gavin Floyd gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the White Sox on this day; he's 0-1 on the season. The Nationals, meanwhile, will counter with Jordan Zimmermann, who will be looking to improve on his 1-0 mark.
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the National League No. 9-ranked Nationals and the American League No. 9-rated White Sox in this matchup.
How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Washington's National League No. 8-ranked scoring average of 4.1 runs per game, against a White Sox offense rated No. 10 and scoring 4.1 runs per game in the league. The Nationals have averaged 8 hits per game to date this season, almost the same as the White Sox hitters have managed (8 per nine innings).
Comparing defensive stats, Chicago owns the American League's No. 15-rated road mark, allowing 8 runs per game on the highway. Washington, on the other hand, rates No. 9 in scoring at home.
Last time out for Chicago, they were an 8-7 loser as they battled the Nationals on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Nationals at -147 were rewarded, while the 15 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Chicago suffered an 8-7 loss against Washington on Tuesday, as Jake Peavy wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Nationals Park.
Chicago White Sox Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Washington are 7-3
After playing Washington are 4-6
After a loss are 5-5
Washington Nationals Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
Before playing Chi White Sox are 3-7
After playing Chi White Sox are 5-5
After a win are 4-6
A few White Sox at Nationals trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chi White Sox's last 5 games when playing on the road against Washington
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Chi White Sox's last 8 games when playing Washington
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Chi White Sox's last 15 games on the road
Chi White Sox are 2-7 SU in their last 9 games on the road
Washington is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games when playing at home against Chi White Sox
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Washington's last 8 games when playing Chi White Sox
Chi White Sox at Washington, Thursday, April 11