Chicago White Sox at Washington Nationals Expert MLB Picks Against the Spread 6/5/2019
Wednesday, June 5, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Dylan Covey vs. Anibal Sanchez
Nationals Park is the venue where Adam Eaton and the Washington Nationals (26-33, 4th in NL East) will take on the Chicago White Sox (29-30, 2nd in AL Central) on Wednesday. The White Sox open this game at +155 while the Nationals are coming in at -165. The over/under has been set at 10.
The White Sox have been hot and cold for baseball bettors, having gone 29-30-0 SU. The Nationals cover 44.1% of the time, going 26-33-0 straight up. The Nationals have been bad for bettors as favorites, going 15-20-0 SU. Chicago has gone 17-23-0 straight up as an underdog, so they cover 42.5% of the time.
Valuable Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The White Sox have been a hot and cold Over pick for over/under wagerers, having gone 27-31-1.
The White Sox cover 42.9% of the time as the visitor, having gone 12-16-0 straight up.
Important Washington Nationals Betting Trends
The Nationals cover 46.4% of the time at Nationals Park, going 13-15-0 SU.
The Nationals have been a good Over pick for over/under wagerers, having gone 30-25-4.
Key Chicago White Sox Injuries
6/3/2019 Jon Jay LF Groin Expected to be out until at least Jun 10
6/2/2019 Yoan Moncada 3B Leg Probable for Jun 4
5/13/2019 Nate Jones RP Forearm Out for the season
5/13/2019 Carlos Rodon SP Elbow Out for the season
3/11/2019 Michael Kopech SP Elbow Out for the season
Key Washington Nationals Injuries
5/30/2019 Justin Miller RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Jun 17
5/30/2019 Ryan Zimmerman 1B Foot Expected to be out until at least Jun 4
5/29/2019 Jeremy Hellickson SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Jun 17
5/28/2019 Trevor Rosenthal RP Illness Expected to be out until at least Jun 4
5/25/2019 Koda Glover RP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Jun 6
5/22/2019 Rafael Bautista RF Knee Expected to be out until at least Jun 4
5/9/2019 Austen Williams RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Jun 13
Useful Pitching Statistics
The White Sox have a 29-30 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Dylan Covey has a 1-4 record with an earned run average of 4.73 and a WHIP of 1.42 this season. He has 18 strikeouts over his 32.1 innings pitched and he's given up 27 hits. He's allowed 7.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 6.2. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.89 and they have given up 172 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .229 against the bullpen and they've struck out 184 hitters and walked 93 batters. As a team, Chicago allows 9 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.2 batters per nine innings. They are 23rd in the league in team earned run average at 4.85. The White Sox pitchers collectively have given up 504 base hits and 273 earned runs. They have allowed 84 home runs this season, ranking them 7th in the league. Chicago as a pitching staff has walked 219 batters and struck out 462. They have walked 3.9 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.2 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.43 and their FIP as a unit is 4.89.
As a team Chicago is hitting .252, good for 14th in the league. The White Sox hold a .399 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .313, which is good for 22nd in baseball. They rank 19th in MLB with 8.4 hits per game. Jose Abreu is hitting .246 with an on-base percentage of .292. He has 57 hits this season in 232 at bats with 50 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .504 and an OPS+ of 110. Tim Anderson is hitting .330 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .362. He has totaled 65 hits and he has driven in 28 men in 197 at bats. His OPS+ is 133 while his slugging percentage is at .508. The White Sox have 496 hits, including 88 doubles and 65 home runs. Chicago has walked 152 times so far this season and they have struck out 563 times as a unit. They have left 394 men on base and have a team OPS of .712. They score 4.27 runs per contest and have scored a total of 252 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Washington has a 26-33 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.47, Anibal Sanchez has a 1-6 record and a 1.51 WHIP. He has 48 strikeouts over the 48.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 47 hits. He's allowing 8.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.38. The bullpen has an earned run average of 6.81 and they have given up 200 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .278 against the Nationals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 184 batters and walked 83 opposing hitters. As a team, Washington allows 8.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.9 batters per nine innings. They are 22nd in the league in team earned run average at 4.79. The Nationals pitchers as a team have surrendered 511 base knocks and 276 earned runs this season. They have given up 70 home runs this year, which ranks 26th in Major League Baseball. Washington as a staff has walked 197 hitters and struck out 570 batters. They give up a walk 3.4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.37 while their FIP as a staff is 4.02.
As a team, they are batting .250, good for 15th in the league. The Nationals hold a .418 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .325, which is good for 14th in baseball. They rank 16th in MLB with 8.5 hits per contest. Adam Eaton comes into this matchup batting .262 with an OBP of .343. He has 59 hits this year along with 15 RBI in 225 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .373 with an OPS+ of 86. Anthony Rendon is hitting .331 this season and he has an OBP of .436. He has collected 54 hits in 163 at bats while driving in 35 runs. He has an OPS+ of 176 and a slugging percentage of .650. The Nationals as a unit have 501 base hits, including 96 doubles and 75 homers. Washington has walked 198 times this year and they have struck out on 539 occasions. They have had 410 men left on base and have an OPS of .743. They have scored 4.71 runs per game and totaled 278 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's White Sox/Nationals MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the White Sox +155
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