Washington Nationals vs. Chicago Cubs
Date and Time: Sunday, August 6, 2017, 2:20 p.m. ET
Location: Wrigley Field
MLB Odds: Check Back Later
Nationals vs. Cubs TV Coverage: TBS
The Nationals were 34-21 in their first 55 road games, with 28 going over the total, 25 going under, with two pushes. They are scoring 5.5 runs per game and giving up about 4.1 per contest.
The Cubs were 28-23 in their first 51 home games, with 26 games going over, 22 going under the total, with three pushes. They are scoring 4.7 runs per game and giving up about 3.9 per contest.
Probable Pitching Matchup – Undecided vs. Lester
The Nationals might be sending Gio Gonazlez in this spot but it all depends on when his wife gives birth. Gio is 9-5 on the season with a 2.66 ERA. The Nationals seem unlikely to have Stephen Strasburg so they may be forced to give Erick Fredde another start.
Lester is 8-6 with a 3.96 ERA. He threw way too many pitches last time out, as he went just over four innings and threw 104 pitches. He is 2-0 with a 3.32 ERA in his last three starts. He faced the Nationals earlier this season and allowed just 1 run in six innings.
The Cubs had taken 9 of the last 13 against the Nationals before this series began, with five of the last seven in Chicago going under the total. Washington had dropped the last four in Chicago before this series began.
Nationals vs. Cubs Free Picks
If the Nationals had Gio in this game then perhaps you could make a case for taking Washington but if they are forced to go with Fredde it is really hard to take them. The Cubs have played much better since the All-Star break and Lester should be really focused to go deep into this game. I will lay the small price and take the Cubs on Sunday night. Make sure to check back for odds at BetDSI.
Nationals vs. Cubs ATS Pick: Take the Cubs at BetDSI
Nationals vs. Cubs Score Prediction: Cubs 6, Nationals 3