The MLB brings more action today as the Chicago Cubs will head to the Nationals Park to face the Washington Nationals in the last game of the four-game series. The Cubs will start this game with Mike Montgomery and the Nationals will counter with Erick Fedde.
Chicago Cubs Form
The Cubs have been a solid team this year. After an average start, the Cubs were able to improve their form and now they are at the top spot in their division. Yet, they still need to maintain a good form as the Brewers are also aiming for the top spot in National League Central. The Cubs lost the last game against the Nationals and they will need to improve in this final game of the series.
The Cubs have averaged 4.61 runs per game and have allowed 3.50 runs per game on the road this year.
Mike Montgomery will have his first start against the Nationals.
On the offensive side of the game, the Cubs have been one of the best teams in the league as they are on the 5th spot in the league in scoring, putting up an average of 4.82 runs per game. The Cubs are also on the 2nd spot in hitting at .263 and 19th place in homers with a total of 152 so far.
On the mound, they are also on the 5th spot in the league in ERA at 3.68. The Cubs are also ranking 20th spot in WHIP at 1.33 and 19th place in K’s with 1145.
Washington Nationals Form
The Nationals still have a theoretical chance to reach the playoffs. However, the reality is that they will not be part of the postseason this year, They were a good team and the expectations were that they will dominate their division. Nevertheless, 15 defeats in the last 25 games put them to the sword. They have also lost crucial players such as Matt Adams, Daniel Murphy and Gio Gonzalez. They will need to rebuild their team if they want to improve next season.
The Nationals have averaged 4.89 runs per game and have allowed 4.56 runs per game here at home for the year.
On the offensive side of the game, the Nationals have been average this season as they are on the 12th spot in the league in scoring, putting up 4.63 runs per game, while also being on the 10th spot in hitting at .253 and 14th place in homers with a total of 166. On the mound, they are placed on the 15th spot in the league in ERA at 4.02, while also being 9th in WHIP at 1.24 and on the 11th spot in K’s with 1223.
The Washington Nationals are one of the disappointments of the season. They had a poor season and they can only play for pride and prestige now.
On the other side, the Cubs are one of the better teams this year and I expect them to win this game. Go for the Cubs in this one.
My Free Pick & Prediction for Chicago Cubs vs. Washington Nationals on 09/09/2018
is: Take the Chicago Cubs -115 (money line bet)
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