The MLB is back in action today as the Chicago Cubs will face the Washington Nationals in a four-game series. The Cubs will start this Kyle Hendricks and the Nationals will counter with Stephen Strasburg.
Chicago Cubs Form
The Cubs are one of the better teams in the National League Central. The Cubs lost the last two games. They will head into this game on the back of two losses in a row. The Cubs will take a part of the playoffs this season and they will surely have a role to play in the postseason
The Cubs have averaged 4.57 runs per game and have allowed 3.49 runs per game on the road for the year.
Kyle Hendricks record against the Nationals stands at 2-2 with a 2.72 ERA in six starts, including 1-1 with a 4.35 ERA in two starts here at Nationals Park.
On the offensive side of the game, the Cubs have been very good as they are placed on the 5th spot in the league in scoring, putting up 4.83 runs per game, while also being on the 2nd spot in hitting at .264 and 20th place in homers with a total of 143. On the mound, they have been very solid as they are placed on the 8th spot in the league in ERA at 3.70, while also being 19th in WHIP at 1.33 and 21st in K’s with 1071.
Washington Nationals Form
The Washington Nationals still have a chance for a playoff spot. They were one of the favourites at the begging of the season, but they were not able to live up to the expectations. They are still 7.5 games out of first in the National League East and eight games out of a playoff spot. They will need to pick up their form if they want to be part of the postseason. The Nationals have averaged 4.88 runs per game and have allowed 4.51 runs per game here at home for the year.
Stephen Strasburg record against the Cubs stands at 1-1 with a 2.08 ERA in five starts.
On the offensive side of the game, the Nationals are placed on the 11th spot in the league in scoring, putting up 4.60 runs per game, while also being on the 12th spot in hitting at .251 and 14th place in homers with a total of 164. On the mound, they have been very average as they are placed on the 15th place in the league in ERA at 3.94, while also being placed on the 7th place in WHIP at 1.23 and 11th spot in K’s with 1197.
The Cubs are having a good season. They will surely take part in the playoffs this season and it is just a matter on which position they will finish in their division. On the other side, the Nationals are having a poor season as they failed to match the expectations. They need to pick up their form if they want to get a playoff spot. They stated that they will fight until the end and I expect them to win this game. Take the Nationals in this one.
My Free Pick & Prediction for Chicago Cubs vs. Washington Nationals 09/6/2018
is: Washington Nationals -108 (money line bet)
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