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43-18 (21-10 V) Chicago Cubs vs. Washington Nationals 39-24 (18-11 H)
Date: Monday June 13, 2016
Time: 7:05 PM ET
Venue: Nationals Park, Washington, D.C.
Projected Pitchers: Kyle Hendricks vs. Max Scherzer
MLB Moneyline Odds: Nats -139
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Off
MLB Betting Total: 7
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The Cubs are still dominating but this will be a big series to start the week as they head to NL East leading Washington.
The Nats have build a cushion but their struggles on offense are well documented and they will need to put runs on the board to keep up.
It will be interesting to see how much Joe Maddon lets his hurlers pitch to Bryce Harper this time around.
They may no longer be on an epic pace but it is hard to find much wrong with Chicago.
Yes they are going to lose a game every once in a while and to me it really doesn’t matter whether it is to a good team or bad (see Atlanta).
Even if they win 100 game they will still have 62 losses remember. Kris Bryant looks to be picking things up at the plate.
He has four homers in his last 10 games. That is a really good sign.
Kyle Hendricks has a 2.90 ERA and that is fifth among starters on the team…amazing. He is also the only starters with a losing record. It appears he is not having the best luck (the team is 5-6 when he starts).
You could take a pass or look to capitalize. The lineup is good and the bullpen is strong and maybe his luck begins to turn.
The offense that has struggled a good portion of the season has come alive lately. In the past 9 games they have scored 7 or more runs 6 times.
I think it is no coincidence that Ben Revere is finally flashing the form he did in Toronto last year where he helped spark one of the best offenses we have seen in some time.
Washington does not have that kind of lineup depth but with him on base a lot it makes it that much harder for opponents to work around their bats.
Max Scherzer has not been the Nats best pitcher this season but he has been plenty good. He leads the team in innings and is capable of dominating any lineup.
The last time he faced off against the Cubs was his worst outing of the season as he gave up 7ER over 5IP. Following that he struck out 20 Tigers to tie the record so as good as he is his performance can be difficult to predict.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Under is 11-4 in CHC last 15 overall.
- Under is 11-4 in CHC last 15 on grass.
- CHC are 19-7 in their last 26 Mon. games.
- Over is 7-1-1 in WAS last 9 overall.
- Over is 7-1-1 in WAS last 9 on grass.
- WAS are 7-2 in their last 9 Mon. games.
Free Chicago Cubs vs. Washington Nationals MLB Prediction:
The numbers on backing the Cubs are simple. If you bet them when anyone but Hendricks starts you are ahead. That is not to say you should fade him, especially given that the Cubs were all over Scherzer in his last go at them.
Similarly, just because Scherzer got hit hard does not mean we should assume that happens again. He is just too good and maybe this is the spot to get him at a good value given the opponent.
There is definitely a lot to think about with this one.
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With the Nats offense on a roll I am more than willing to back Scherzer in being able to sufficiently tame Chicago a second time around…especially at home.
With the Cubs visiting you can probably get good value on Washington throughout the series.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Washington 5 – Chicago 2
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