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(35-23) Washington Nationals vs. Chicago White Sox (29-29)
Date: Wednesday June 8, 2016
Time: 8:10 PM ET
Venue: U.S. Cellular Field Chicago, Illinois
Projected Pitchers: Max Scherzer vs James Shields
MLB Moneyline Odds: Nationals -153 / White Sox +138
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Nationals -1.5 +105 / White Sox +1.5 -125
MLB Betting Total: 8
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It wasn’t long ago that the White Sox were the biggest surprise in the Majors and had the best record in the AL. However, they have lost 11 of their last 13 games to fall to .500. Still, while they are in 4th place in the AL Central they are still only 3.5 games back of the Cleveland Indians.
The Nationals have been in first place in the NL East for some time and they have won 6 of their last 8 games including their last 2.
The Nationals have won their last 5 games overall facing the White Sox and have won 5 of their last 7 facing them in the Windy City.
In the first game of this interleague series the Nationals beat the White Sox 10-5.
The Nationals have a decent offense that rank 14th in the Majors in runs scored, but their strength on the season has been their pitching, which ranks 3rd in team ERA.
Max Scherzer (6-4 3.87 ERA) goes for the Nationals tonight and he gave up 2 earned runs in 8 innings in his last outing, which was a 7-2 win over the Philadelphia Phillies. The Nationals have won 2 of his last 3 starts.
Scherzer is 12-6 with a 2.54 ERA in 23 career starts against the White Sox and has faced them many times spending 7 seasons with the Detroit Tigers.
The Nationals are 8-3 in Scherzer’s last 11 road starts.
In Scherzer last 5 starts he has given up 2 runs in every one but one.
The Nationals are a MLB bets 20-12 on the road this season.
Chicago White Sox
The White Sox rank 22nd in runs scored and while they rank a legit 6th in team ERA they have given up a combined 32 runs in their 4-game losing streak.
James Shields (2-7 4.28 ERA) makes his first start for the White Sox after coming over in a trade with the San Diego Padres.
He is hoping new surroundings will give him a fresh start and in his last start for San Diego he had his worst one of the season getting shelled for 10 earned runs in only 2 innings of work in a 16-4 loss to the Seattle Mariners.
Previous to his last start Shields had given up 5 earned runs in his last 3 starts.
The White Sox have lost 19 of their last 24 games.
Shields is no stranger to pitching in the AL spending 9 seasons with the Kansas City Royals and Tampa Bay Rays.
The White Sox are 16-16 at home this season and they have lost 4 in a row in their house.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Nationals are 5-1 in their last 6 interleague road games.
- Nationals are 9-3 in their last 12 road games.
- Nationals are 6-2 in their last 8 overall.
- White Sox are 7-19 in their last 26 overall.
- White Sox are 3-7 in their last 10 interleague games.
Free Washington Nationals vs. Chicago White Sox MLB Prediction:
The White Sox are reeling and while Shields was rocked in his last outing I think he will have a solid first start for Chicago tonight and they will take this game and snap their 4-game skid.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Chicago ML and game total under 8
With Scherzer facing Shields I see a pitcher’s duel that will be a low scoring affair, which is why the Under is THE pick.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Chicago 4-3
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