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2019 MLB Season
(71-57) Washington Nationals vs. Chicago Cubs (69-59)
Date: Sunday, August 25, 2019
Time: 2:20 PM ET
Venue: Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois
Projected Pitchers: Strasburg (WAS), Hamels (CHI)
MLB Moneyline Odds: Nats -117 | Cubs +118
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The Nationals earned just a tremendous team win on Friday afternoon, their third consecutive going into Saturday’s second game in Chicago.
Washington beat up on Pittsburgh Thursday night and then flew in the middle of the night to get into Chicago just in time to crash, get up, and play under the afternoon sun at Wrigley.
Anibal Sanchez was the headliner. He tossed eight shutout innings, started the ninth before coming out after getting an out and allowing a run. It was already 9–0 Nats by that time.
Trae Turner and Adam Eaton, who have both been so hot, drove in the first two runs of the game and Juan Soto, who has not, hit his 29th home run late. Soto came in hitless in three straight games but he had three knocks on Friday and Washington won for the fifth time in six games.
Some people, and even the markets, still sort of view the Cubs and Nationals as the same sort of team, chasing the Dodgers and not even on the Braves’ level in the National League.
That just isn’t true. Chicago has some bats and postseason experience in the rotation but Washington is younger, more upstart, and has much more solid starting pitching.
Jon Lester was out of the game by the fifth inning on Friday. Cole Hamels takes his turn on Sunday and he has been through six innings in exactly one of his last five outings.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- WAS are 9-4 in their last 13 Sun. games.
- WAS are 39-19 in their last 58 overall.
- WAS are 39-19 in their last 58 games on grass.
- Over is 5-2-1 in CHC last 8 home games.
- CHC are 40-17 in their last 57 home games.
- Under is 13-3 in Hamels’ last 16 home starts.
- Head to Head: Over is 6-2 in the last 8 meetings.
Washington Nationals vs. Chicago Cubs MLB Prediction: Strasburg wins.
For one, I just don’t see Hamels holding the Nats back. He may get through five innings and give up two or three but that’s kind of the ceiling, to me. Stephen Strasburg looks like the best pitcher in the NL, meanwhile.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Nats ML
MLB Free Score Prediction: Washington 5 – Chicago 3
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