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2017 NL Division Series Game
(1-0) Chicago Cubs vs. Washington Nationals (0-1)
Date: Saturday October 7th
Time: 5:30 PM ET
Venue: Nationals Park, Washington, D.C.
Projected Pitchers: Jon Lester vs. Gio Gonzalez
MLB Moneyline Odds: Washington -120, Chicago +105
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Off
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: 8
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The Cubs certainly looked like champs in beating the Nationals in game one. They only scored three but Kyle Hendricks made it stand up by pitching great. Not as flashy as his counterpart but he gave up zero runs and just 2 hits.
Hendricks got great support from the bullpen with Carl Edwards Jr and Wade Davis going an inning each and giving up nothing. Edwards continues to be the most electric arm they have in their bullpen
At the plate Anthony Rizzo was the star with a couple of RBIs. As long as Kris Bryant is around he may never get his due but he seems to be able to come through in the big moments. Last year he had 10 RBIs in the playoffs.
Things probably could not have gone worse for Washington in the opener. Not ony did thye lose but they continue to be unable to score at home in the playoffs. Stephen Strasburg was amazing but undone by bad defense. Still no word on Scherzer
With Scherzer unable to go they are handing the ball to Gio Gonzalez. The lefty had a great bounce back season this year. He might be #3 with Washington this season but he put up numbers better than a lot of “aces”. He was sharp at home too with an ERA under 3.
You are not going to win if you can’t push any runs across. One game is not a series but they have already forfeited home field advantage and are playing to the rust concerns. They need someone to bust them out of it but nobody is standing out.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- CHC are 14-3 in their last 17 games on grass.
- CHC are 9-3 in their last 12 Sat. games.
- Under is 6-2 in CHC last 8 road games.
- Under is 5-2-1 in WAS last 8 home games.
- WAS are 3-7 in their last 10 playoff games.
- Under is 30-14-7 in WAS last 51 overall.
Free Chicago Cubs vs. Washington Nationals MLB Prediction:
I am no psychologist but there has to be a lot of doubt in the Washington dugout right now. They might not be the favourite in the NL but they were expected to shake off their struggles of the past. It is all on Gio to give them a shot.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Chicago +105
Jon Lester takes the hill for Chicago and even though he struggles when there is a guy at first I trust him more in this moment than I I do with Gio. The bullpen is not overworked either so there are lots of reasons to go with the champs.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Chicago 4 – Washington 2
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