The Washington Nationals are scheduled to clash with the Chicago White Sox at Chicago’s Guaranteed Rate Field on May 14, 2024, starting at 4:40 pm local time. The game day forecast predicts light rain, potentially adding an extra layer of challenge for the players.

Trevor Williams will start as pitcher for the Nationals, carrying an impressive ERA of 1.964 into the game, while Chris Flexen, with a higher ERA of 4.290, will take the mound for the White Sox.

As of now, the Nationals stand seventh in the NL East Division with a balanced record of 19 wins and 20 losses, reflecting a winning percentage of .490. They have been stronger within their division, securing 5 wins out of 7 matches, and have a slightly better record on the road compared to at home. Out of the 160 runs they’ve scored this season, they’ve conceded 167.

Conversely, the struggling White Sox sit at the bottom of the AL Central Division with a record of 12 wins and 29 losses, which translates to a mere .290 winning percentage. Their performance within the division is notably poor, with 19 losses against only 5 wins. They have a weak home record of 8-13 and an even poorer performance on the road.

Turning our attention to the betting odds for this matchup, the Nationals are slightly favored. The point spread is set at 1.5, with an over/under score line of 9.0. For those looking to place money line bets, the Nationals stand at -122, indicating a slight edge, while the odds for the White Sox are placed at +101, suggesting a relatively balanced game with a slight tilt towards the Nationals. These odds provide bettors with an enticing scenario, where the underdog White Sox could potentially offer a higher return upon a surprise victory.