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(64-43) Washington Nationals vs. Chicago Cubs (57-51)
Date: Saturday, August 5th 2017
Time: 2:20 PM ET
Venue: Wrigley Field, Chicago, Illinois
Projected Pitchers: Jackson (2-1) – 3.75 ERA Lackey (8-9) – 4.87 ERA
MLB Moneyline Odds: Cubs -150, Nationals +130
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Off
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: Off
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It’s a huge National League showdown on Saturday afternoon to kick off the slate of games. The Washington Nationals look to build off their win in game one when they take on the Chicago Cubs.
The Nationals have won three of the five games so far this year.
The Washington Nationals are dealing with all kinds of injuries on their pitching staff and they are trying to work around them and still have success in this series.
Three of the top five rotation guys are on the DL, but all three are expected back for the playoffs which is very good news.
On the mound for the Nationals is Edwin Jackson who has only made three starts for the Nationals after coming over from the Baltimore Orioles.
In his last start against Colorado he was really good going seven innings and giving up four hits and one run.
On the other side of this match up is the Chicago Cubs, who look to be in good shape to make the playoffs, but the Brewers aren’t too far behind so they need to continue to win.
In the first game of the series they couldn’t get their bats woken up and it led to a defeat.
On the mound for the Cubs in this one is John Lackey who was inconsistent at the beginning of the year, but has been pitching a lot better now.
In each of his last three starts he has gone at least five innings and given up two runs or less.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Under is 7-2 in WAS last 9 games following a win.
- WAS are 10-4 in their last 14 road games.
- Over is 6-2-1 in Jacksons last 9 road starts.
- Under is 6-2 in CHC last 8 overall.
- Under is 6-2 in CHC last 8 on grass.
- Under is 6-2 in the last 8 meetings in Chicago.
Free Washington Nationals vs. Chicago Cubs MLB Prediction:
Although John Lackey has been pitching better, I think the Nationals lineup will get to him early.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Nationals
They will really run up the score in this one and cruise to an easy victory.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Nationals 7 – Cubs 2
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