The Washington Nationals are set to clash with the Chicago White Sox at Guaranteed Rate Field on May 14, 2024, with the first pitch scheduled for 08:10 PM under potentially overcast skies. Leading the pitching for the Nationals will be Mitchell Parker, who has an impressive ERA of 2.667 this season. Erick Fedde, holding an ERA of 3.000, will take the mound for the White Sox.

In terms of standings, the Nationals are currently 7th in the NL East Division with a record of 19-20, achieving a winning percentage of .490 and ranking 3rd in divisional play with a record of 5-2. Their performance has been fairly stable recently, bagging 5 wins in their last 10 games but currently facing a two-game losing streak. On the road, they’ve secured 12 wins against 10 losses.

Conversely, the White Sox are positioned last in the AL Central Division, with a less favorable record of 12-29, reflecting a winning percentage of .290. They are also at the bottom in their division’s play with 5 wins and 19 losses. Their home performance stands at 8-13 while struggling significantly on the road with a 4-16 record.

Considering the betting odds for this game, there is a subtle edge favoring the Nationals. The point spread is set at 1.5, with an over/under of 8.5, implying expectations of a moderately scoring game. Regarding the moneyline, the Nationals are slightly favored at -109 compared to the White Sox at -111. These odds suggest a tightly contested matchup, potentially swaying by minor margins.