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2021 MLB Handicapping
(50-54) Chicago Cubs vs. Washington Nationals (47-55)
Date: Friday, July 30th, 2021
Time: 7:05 PM ET
Venue: Nationals Park, Washington, D.C.
Projected Pitchers: Trevor Williams vs. TBD
MLB Moneyline Odds: Cubs | Nationals
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Cubs , Nationals
MLB Baseball Gambling Total:
The Chicago Cubs head out on the road to take on the Washington Nationals this Friday at Nationals Park as both teams look to keep their slim playoff hopes alive.
The Cubs have really looked bad recently, as they have had everything going for them in terms of strength of schedule including two recent series with the Diamondbacks, but they just have not been able to get rolling and they now sit 11 games back of the division lead.
It also looks like the Chicago Cubs management are prepared to make a move toward the future, as their are heavy rumors that Anthony Rizzo will be traded to the New York Yankees before the deadline, so keep an eye on his status for this one.
Trevor Williams will get the call to the hill for this one entering with a 4-2 record and a 5.06 ERA but this seems like a very tough spot for him to succeed as the Nationals have the left handed power to hit him well.
The Washington Nationals are another one of these teams who should be better then they are and with them now 8 games behind .500 it does seem awfully tough for them to make any run at a playoff berth.
This team is also looking firmly toward their future, as Max Scherzer may very well have pitched his last game for the team, as they look to bring in a haul of both draft picks and prospects for their long time ace pitcher.
That will leave a big gap in the pitching rotation which ranks middle of the path in terms of overall stats and with Trea Turner now injured it is hard to see how they can make a playoff run here in 2021.
One plus for the Washington Nationals here, and in the second half of the season, is that they have Juan Soto who I really think is going to have a nice second half to the season, as all the advanced statistics point to him having a big second half.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Over is 3-0-1 in Cubs last 4 when their opponent scores 5 runs or more in their previous game.
- Over is 5-1 in Cubs last 6 during game 1 of a series.
- Over is 8-3-1 in Cubs last 12 games following a loss.
- Over is 3-0-1 in Cubs last 4 overall.
- Over is 3-0-1 in Cubs last 4 on grass.
- Over is 3-1-1 in Nationals last 5 home games with the total set at 9.0-10.5.
- Over is 7-2 in the last 9 meetings in Washington.
Free Chicago Cubs vs. Washington Nationals MLB Prediction:
These are two teams who have seriously under performed, but the one thing I think we could see here is runs, as I do not expect Williams to last too long in this one and the Nationals starter has yet to be announced.
There are dangerous bats on both sides of the equation even if Rizzo gets traded before this one, and the weather at Nationals Park has been conducive to run scoring the over is the way I am going in this one.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Over the total
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