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(39-39) Chicago Cubs vs. Washington Nationals (47-31)
Date: Thursday, June 29, 2017
Time: 4:05 PM ET
Venue: Nationals Park, Washington, DC.
Projected Pitchers: Lester vs. Ross
MLB Moneyline Odds: Chicago +100 / Washington -110
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Chicago -190 / Washington +170
MLB Betting Total: 9.5 (Over -100 / Under -120)
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John Lackey wasn’t at his best on Wednesday night. He gave up nine hits and eight runs in 5.1 innings to fall to 5-9 on the year.
The Cubs were down 6-0 after three innings before they put a few runs on the board. Chicago got to within 6-3 but no closer. Willson Contreras and Anthony Rizzo homered in the loss that places the Cubs at the .500 mark once again.
Jon Lester will go on Thursday afternoon as the Cubs seek a split in Washington.
He’s put up very fine numbers this year (3.83 ERA, 1.25 WHIP) and has a quality start in each of his last three times to the mound.
Anthony Rendon, Matt Weiters and Daniel Murphy each homered in Wednesday’s win. Stephen Strasburg didn’t have a bad evening himself, either.
The Nats’ starter struck out 13 in seven innings, giving up just four hits and two earned runs.
Joe Ross has made 10 starts and his numbers on the whole aren’t very good. He’s got a 5.40 ERA and a 1.48 WHIP but it’s the opponent’s batting average against him that’s most concerning. Batters are hitting .310 against Ross.
That said, he’s starting to mix in some good games among otherwise forgettable starts. He threw seven innings of one-run ball his last time out and held the Mets to two runs in six innings at Citi Field the start before that.
In fact, three of his last four starts have been quite good and he nearly got through the sixth inning in the one that wasn’t (he gave up five runs). It isn’t all bad for Ross.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- CHC are 24-7 in their last 32 Thu. games.
- CHC are 6-19 in their last 26 games as an underdog.
- Under is 19-7 in CHC last 26 games as an underdog.
- WAS are 7-3 in their last 10 games as a favorite.
- Over is 9-4 in WAS last 13 games as a favorite.
- Under is 11-5-1 in WAS last 17 home games.
- Head to Head: CHC are 8-3 in the last 11 meetings.
Free Chicago Cubs vs. Washington Nationals MLB Prediction: Ross is serviceable and the game goes under.
I’ve got this one at 8.5 with some juice on the over so there’s room to play the 9.5 that’s juiced under.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Under 9.5 (-120)
Lean Chicago, too.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Chicago 5 – Washington 3
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