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2018 MLB Season
(82-57) Chicago Cubs vs. Washington Nationals (69-70)
Date: Friday, September 7, 2018
Time: 7:05 PM ET
Venue: Nationals Park, Washington D.C.
Projected Pitchers: Jon Lester vs. Joe Ross
MLB Moneyline Odds: Cubs -132 | Nationals +122
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Cubs -1.5 (+120)
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: 9
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Lester was solid in his last outing as he put in a quality start while picking up his 15th win of the season in an 8-1 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies.
He pitched six scoreless-innings giving up eight hits while striking out seven and walking none.
In 158.0 innings of work this season, the lefty owns a mediocre 7.18 K/9, a mediocre 3.19 BB/9, a slightly high 1.31 HR/9, and a solid 79.9% LOB%.
The end-result is a solid 3.53 ERA, but owns a high 4.63 FIP.
Chicago has played solid baseball in the past week winning four of their seven contests.
During that span their lineup is slashing .246/.297/.433 to go with 23 extra-base hits and 27 RBI.
Joe Ross will be making his first start of the season after spending all season in the minors working on a rehab stint.
In Double-A, Ross has posted 11.2 innings of work where he owns a weak 3.09 K/9, a mediocre 3.09 BB/9, a solid 0.00 HR/9, and a solid 75.0% LOB%.
The end-result was a 3.09 ERA and a higher 3.68 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 .277/.370/.399 to go with 18 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.
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Lester is coming off of a poor August in which he posted a 5.81 ERA and a slash line of .327/.375/.553, and although he got off to a solid start in September, he still posted a high slash line of .320/.320/.400.
Chicago has gotten the better of Washington in Ross’s last three starts against them, but Washington has gotten the better of Chicago in Lester’s last three starts against them.
I expect Ross to get through five innings as Chicago’s unfamiliarity with him gives him an early advantage.
Back the home squad for the first five innings.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Cubs 5 – Nationals 4
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