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2018 MLB Season
(81-57) Chicago Cubs vs. Washington Nationals (69-70)
Date: Thursday, September 6, 2018
Time: 6:40 PM ET
Venue: Nationals Park, Washington D.C.
Projected Pitchers: Kyle Hendricks vs. Stephen Strasburg
MLB Moneyline Odds: Nationals -125 | Cubs +115
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Nationals -1.5 (+165)
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: 8.5
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Hendricks was solid in his last outing as he was able to put in a quality start and picked up his 11th win of the season in a 7-1 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies.
He went six innings giving up six hits and one earned run while he struck out four and walked two.
In 164.2 innings of work this season, Hendricks owns a mediocre 7.38 K/9, a solid 2.19 BB/9, a decent 1.09 HR/9, and a solid 75.3% LOB%.
The end-result is a solid 3.77 ERA and a slightly higher 3.95 FIP.
Chicago has played sub-par baseball in the past week winning three of their seven contests.
During that span their lineup is slashing .219/.282/.397 to go with 22 extra-base hits and 25 RBI.
Strasburg was solid in his last outing as he was able to put in a quality start, but got the no-decision as they would later go on to beat the Milwaukee Brewers 5-4.
He went six innings giving up five hits and two earned runs while he struck out seven and walked two.
In 101.1 innings of work this season, Strasburg owns an elite 10.48 K/9, a solid 2.40 BB/9, a slightly high 1.24 HR/9, and a low 71.2% LOB%.
The end-result is a mediocre 4.09 ERA to go with a more representable 3.54 FIP.
Washington has played sub-par baseball in the past week winning just two of their six contests.
During that span their lineup is slashing .257/.364/.422 to go with 19 extra-base hits and 27 RBI.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- CHC are 44-15 in their last 60 Thu. games.
- Under is 11-4 in CHC last 15 road games.
- CHC are 10-4 in their last 14 overall.
- Over is 9-3-1 in WAS last 13 home games.
- CHC are 6-2 in Hendricks’ last 8 starts vs. WAS.
Free Chicago Cubs vs. Washington Nationals MLB Prediction:
Chicago edges out Washington on the road.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: UNDER 8.5 Runs
Strasburg owned the Cubs last year as he racked up over 34 strikeouts in three outings against them.
Hendricks has been pitching well, but will have his hands full against a Washington lineup that owns a .779 OPS at home.
I expect both these pitchers to give up a run here and there, but they do enough to keep this total under the threshold.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Cubs 4 – Nationals 3
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