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2017 NL Division Series – (1-1) Washington Nationals vs. Chicago Cubs (1-1)
Date: Monday October 9th
Time: 4:00 PM ET
Venue: Wrigley Field, Chicago, Illinois
Projected Pitchers: Max Scherzer vs. Jose Quintana
MLB Moneyline Odds: Washington -125, Chicago +105
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It was looking like another early playoff exit for the Nats for most of game two but they were able to strike late and against the Cubs most dominating reliever. They have tied the series and now get to turn to their best pitcher for game three. Quite the turnaround.
Scherzer was pushed back in the series due to injury so there still has to be some concern but he was absolutely fantastic during the regular season on the road with a 10-2 record and an ERA of 1.82.
They would have taken the victory in any form but it is good that the Nats big bat came alive to get the win. This team’s confidence was likely hanging by a thread but a lot changed in the bottom of the eighth.
After losing the way they did on Saturday manager Joe Maddon will be challenged to have the Cubbies ready at home on Monday. It was a tough loss but they still have the advantage of being able to close out the series at home.
Jose Quintana is the one starter that has not been a part of the Cubs success over the last few seasons. Having joined the Cubs from the White Sox he has been observing from afar. He has not faced Washington at all this season.
Once again Anthony Rizzo was the big bat for the Cubs, just this time his contributions were not enough. He has batted .300 for his career against Scherzer but the Cub with the best numbers against the righty in Ben Zobrist.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Under is 6-1-1 in WAS last 8 Mon. games.
- Under is 23-8-4 in WAS last 35 road games.
- Under is 31-14-7 in WAS last 52 on grass.
- CHC are 15-4 in their last 19 games on grass.
- CHC are 16-5 in their last 21 overall.
- CHC are 19-7 in their last 26 home games.
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Things shifted quickly in G2 and now the Nats are in a good position, even if they are on the road. Provided Scherzer is healthy and good to go there are lots of reasons to like Washington.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Washington -125
I am really expecting Scherzer to put the pressure on the Cubs by shutting them down in this matchup. If he is on the rest of the team won’t have to do much against Quintana.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Washington 3 – Chicago 1
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