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2017 NL Division Series
(2-2) Chicago Cubs vs. Washington Nationals (2-2)
Date: Thursday October 12th
Time: 8:00 PM ET
Venue: Nationals Park, Washington, D.C.
Projected Pitchers: Kyle Hendricks vs. Gio Gonzalez
MLB Moneyline Odds: Cubs -117, Nationals +100
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Cubs +1.5 (-165)
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: 7.5
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Well it is winner take all now in this interesting back and forth series. Chicago could get nothing done in G4 against the Nats strong pitching but they are slight favorites in this deciding game even on the road, but that could just be a market effect.
Kyle Hendricks gets the nod in this crucial game coming off a G1 performance that was really good – 7IP, 2 hits, 6Ks. That was on the road too. There is every reason to think he can put up another strong outing in what has been a low scoring series.
The offense was shut out in G4 but they were able to get to Gio Gonzalez for three solo homers in G2. Whichever team is unphased by the moment should win so you have to like the Cubbies chances.
The Nats tool full advantage of the postponement and started Stephen Strasburg in G4. He was brilliant advancing the Nationals to this winner take all game five.
Next up is Gio Gonzalez who was effective in his outing, which the Nats won. He gave up a few solo homers but kept the team in the game. I would think that he has Scherzer backing him up if need be.
2 hits was all the Nats mustered against Hendricks the first time around. They will be gripping their bats hard but Hendricks is still not a pitcher to fear really.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- CHC are 16-5 in their last 21 games on grass.
- CHC are 17-6 in their last 23 overall.
- CHC are 10-4 in their last 14 road games.
- WAS are 7-2 in their last 9 Thu. games.
- WAS are 2-6 in their last 8 playoff home games.
- Under is 33-14-7 in WAS last 54 on grass.
Free Chicago Cubs vs. Washington Nationals MLB Prediction:
It is all or nothing now. The Cubbies did the bullpenning thing yesterday and have to be concerned to see Carl Edwards get hit hard again. Pretty good value on both sides.
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The true question is whether you believe in the Nats or not. I just can’t pull the trigger even though it feels like a smart play.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Chicago 4 – Washington 3
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