Washington vs Chicago MLB Odds Analysis

Posted by Aaron . on June 6, 2016 in

On Tuesday, the Washington Nationals show up at U.S. Cellular Field for the first time in three seasons to take on the White Sox for a midseason series. The Nats (34-23) are in first place in the National League East and beat the Cincinnati Reds in a 10-9 barnburner on Sunday. The White Sox (29-28) are in third place in the American League Central after getting swept in Detroit over the weekend, including a 5-2 loss on Sunday.  Find the updated MLB betting odds here.

Washington Nationals vs Chicago White Sox MLB Odds Analysis

When: Monday, June 6, 2016, 8:10pm Eastern time
Where: U.S. Cellular Field, Chicago
Radio: WLS 890 AM Chicago
Live Stream: MLB.tv
Pitching Matchup: Joe Ross (5-4, 2.37 ERA) (WAS) vs Mat Latos (6-1, 4.02 ERA)



Why should you bet on Washington?

Don’t let that unsightly 5-4 record for Joe Ross scare you. He has been a victim of poor run support — as his loss to the Marlins on May 21 showed. He went 5 innings and struck out seven, permitting only three runs (two earned) as the Nats went down 3-2. In his start on May 26 against St. Louis, he only permitted a single run and struck out four as Washington won, 2-1, and against the Phillies last Tuesday he had an almost identical line, holding Philadelphia to three hits and a single run through seven innings to earn a 5-1 win. The White Sox have been struggling to find consistent offense, and Ross could take advantage of that.

Why should you put your money on the White Sox?

As inconsistent as some of the White Sox pitchers have been, Mat Latos has not been one of them. His ERA is a little higher than Ross’, but he has been delivering the wins. His lone loss came to the Houston Astros on May 18, as he permitted five earned runs in a 5-3 loss. The White Sox also expect Austin Jackson (turf toe) and Melky Cabrera (family emergency) back in town on Tuesday. Those two bats formed a huge hole in the lineup during the Tigers’ sweep of Chicago over the weekend.

Expert Pick and Final Prediction

The Nationals are playing well — and Ross has been pitching lights out. I’m predicting a 6-2 Washington win.