On May 15, 2024, at 2:10 PM, the Washington Nationals are set to battle the Chicago White Sox at Guaranteed Rate Field, under skies forecasted to display broken clouds. Leading the Nationals’ pitching staff that day will be Patrick Corbin, who carries an earned run average (ERA) of 5.906 into the game. Opposite him, Garrett Crochet of the White Sox, boasts an ERA of 4.629.

As the season progresses, the Nationals are currently 7th in the NL East Division with a 20-21 record. Their divisional performance shows promise with 5 wins and 2 losses, ranking them third. Recently, they have managed 5 victories over their last 10 games but are coming off a loss. Their away record is slightly better than home, with 13 wins and 11 losses on the road compared to 7 wins and 10 losses at home.

Contrastingly, the Chicago White Sox find themselves in a challenging position at the bottom of the AL Central Division standings, with a 13-30 record and a winning percentage of .30. They’ve struggled within their division, winning 5 times but losing 19, and have captured 6 victories in their most recent set of 10 games, improving to a solitary win streak. At home, they hold a 9-14 record while only securing 4 wins in 16 road games.

The betting odds provide additional dimensions to this match-up. The point spread has been set at -1.5, while the over/under for total runs scored is pegged at 8.0. Interestingly, the moneyline odds favor the home team, Chicago White Sox, at -147, leaving the Washington Nationals at +125. These odds suggest a slight edge for the White Sox despite their overall struggling season, an acknowledgment perhaps of their recent minor improvements or of the pitching matchup slated for the game.