Cubs vs. Nationals - 5/25/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Washington Nationals (25-18) at Chicago Cubs (24-18)
MLB Baseball: Monday, May 25, 2015 at 2:20 pm (Wrigley Field)
T Roark (0-2) (2.65) vs. T Wada (0-0) (3.85)
The Line: Chicago Cubs -102 / Washington Nationals -108 --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: MASN2, WGN
The Washington Nationals and Chicago Cubs begin a three-game series Monday afternoon.
The Washington Nationals look to stay hot after winning six of their last seven games. The Nationals have scored seven runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last seven games. The Nationals have won six straight games when scoring more than three runs. Yunel Escobar leads Washington with 50 hits and 14 RBI while Bryce Harper and Ryan Zimmerman have combined for 73 RBI. The Washington Nationals have won seven of their last nine road games. Tanner Roark gets the ball, and he’s 0-2 with a 2.66 ERA and seven strikeouts this season. Roark is 1-2 with a 6.14 ERA and 10 strikeouts in his career against the Cubs.
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The Chicago Cubs look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Cubs have scored 16 runs in their last three games and three or less runs in five of their last seven games. The Cubs have split their last six games when scoring three or less runs. Anthony Rizzo leads Chicago with 49 hits and 29 RBI while Starlin Castro and Kris Bryant have combined for 53 RBI. The Chicago Cubs have won six of their last seven home games. Tsuyoshi Wada takes the hill, and he’s 0-0 with a 3.86 ERA and nine strikeouts this season. This will be Wada’s first career game against the Nationals.
The Nationals are 6-1 in their last 7 during game 1 of a series and 10-4 in Roarks last 14 starts. The Cubs are 7-3 in their last 10 during game 1 of a series and 1-5 in Wadas last 6 starts. The Nationals are 5-2 in the last 7 meetings in Chicago and 4-1 in the last 5 meetings overall.
The Cubs remain that team that won't go away, and they've been on fire playing at Wrigley Field. In pretty much a toss up game, I like the value of the Cubs at home.