Cubs vs. Nationals - 5/27/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Washington Nationals (27-18) at Chicago Cubs (24-20)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at 8:05 pm (Wrigley Field)
M Scherzer (5-3) (1.67) vs. J Lester (4-2) (3.56)
The Line: Chicago Cubs +110 / Washington Nationals -120 --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: MASN2, CSN-CHI+, MLB Net
The Washington Nationals and Chicago Cubs play a rubber game Wednesday night.
The Washington Nationals look for a win after winning six of their last eight games. The Nationals have scored eight runs in their last three games and three or less runs in five of their last six games. The Nationals have split their last six games when scoring three or less runs. Yunel Escobar and Bryce Harper have combined for 102 hits and 56 RBI while Ryan Zimmerman has 32 RBI. The Washington Nationals have won five of their last seven road games. Max Scherzer gets the ball, and he’s 5-3 with a 1.67 ERA and 72 strikeouts this season. Scherzer is 0-0 with a 2.25 ERA and 14 strikeouts in his career against the Cubs.
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The Chicago Cubs look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Cubs have scored seven 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 51 hits and 29 RBI while Starlin Castro and Kris Bryant have combined for 55 RBI. The Chicago Cubs have won six of their last eight home games. Jon Lester takes the hill, and he’s 4-2 with a 3.56 ERA and 51 strikeouts this season. Lester is 2-0 with a 3.32 ERA and 25 strikeouts in his career against the Nationals.
The Nationals are 35-16 in their last 51 during game 3 of a series and 4-0 in Scherzers last 4 starts. The Cubs are 3-7 in their last 10 during game 3 of a series and 5-1 in Lesters last 6 starts. The Nationals are 6-2 in the last 8 meetings in Chicago.
The Cubs are playing too good at Wrigley to turn down plus money. The Cubs are feeling good about themselves and have certainly held their own in this series. I like Chicago.