The White Sox (58-94, 28-49 away) and Nationals (67-85, 32-44 home) square off in three of this interleague series. Josiah Gray will take the mound for the Nationals against Michael Kopech for the White Sox. See who I like to come out on top in this Chicago White Sox vs. Washington Nationals showdown in Washington.
CHICAGO WHITE SOX VS WASHINGTON NATIONALS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Washington Nationals -132
This game will be played at Nationals Park at 1:05 ET on Wednesday, September 20th.
WHY BET THE WASHINGTON NATIONALS:
- The White Sox are just 4-6 in their last ten road games.
- Washington is on a six game winning streak when favored on the moneyline.
- The White Sox are just 1-2 in Michael Kopech’s last three starts.
CHICAGO WHITE SOX SEEK TO IMPROVE THEIR ROAD RECORD
For the season, the White Sox have put together a record of 58-94 and are 4th in the AL Central, putting them 22 games out of first place. Chicago’s overall series record sits at 11-32-6. On the road, they have gone 28-49 and 30-45 at home.
Today marks Michael Kopech’s 30th outing of the season, and his record stands at 5-12. His ERA is 5.47 and opponents are batting .344 against him. He has struck out 133 batters and his WHIP is 1.60. On the road, Kopech’s ERA is a staggering 9.81, compared to 7.69 when he pitches at home.
Michael Kopech endured a difficult outing in his latest start, surrendering four runs in one inning of labor. The White Sox were unable to overcome the Twins, eventually succumbing 10-2.
For the season, the White Sox are 16th in batting average, hitting a combined .240. Over their last five games, they have hit .270 which is 5th in that span. Chicago’s average of 4.1 runs per game puts them 27th in the league. In terms of home runs, they have gone deep 164 times and have a team slugging percentage of .389.
Luis Robert Jr. is the White Sox’s home-run leader in 2023, having blasted 37 long balls and driven in 79 runs. His slugging percentage for the season stands at an impressive .543.
WILL THE WASHINGTON NATIONALS TAKE CARE OF BUSINESS AT HOME?
Entering game 153 of their season, the Nationals are 30.5 games out in the NL East and are in 5th place. So far, their overall series record stands at 19-27-3. Washington’s road winning percent is currently 46.1% (35-41) compared to 42.1% at home (32-44).
Today marks Josiah Gray’s 29th outing of the season, and he holds a 7-12 record. His ERA is 4.07, with an OBP allowed of .335, while striking out 132 batters and maintaining a WHIP of 1.47. On the road, his ERA is 3.77 compared to 6.58 at home.
Josiah Gray recently took the mound against the Pirates, where he earned a quality start. The right-hander allowed five hits and two earned runs over 6 1/3 innings of work.
Having gone deep 10 times in their last ten games, the Nationals are 9th in that span. At 4.2 runs per game, Washington is 22nd in the league. This figure has come on a team batting average of .252 while hitting a total of 140 home runs (24th).
The Nationals’ Joey Meneses is the team’s leader in hits, boasting a .279 batting average. His slugging percentage stands at .406 and his on-base percentage is .326 entering the game.