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Nationals vs. Cubs - 6/5/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Chicago Cubs (27-24) at Washington Nationals (29-24)

MLB Baseball: Friday, June 5, 2015 at 7:05 pm (Nationals Park)

T Wada (0-0) (2.30) vs. T Roark (1-2) (2.58)

The Line: Washington Nationals -133 / Chicago Cubs +123 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds

TV: CSN-CHI, MASN

The Chicago Cubs and Washington Nationals play game two of her series Friday night.

The Chicago Cubs look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Cubs have scored seven runs in their last three games and three or less runs in six of their last eight games. The Cubs have lost five of their last eight games when scoring three or less runs. Anthony Rizzo leads Chicago with 60 hits and 31 RBI while Starlin Castro and Kris Bryant have combined for 58 RBI. The Chicago Cubs have split their last 10 road games. Tsuyoshi Wada gets the ball, and he’s 0-0 with a 2.30 ERA and 19 strikeouts this season. This will be Wada’s second career game against the Nationals.

Nationals vs. Cubs - 6/5/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Washington Nationals need a win after losing five of their last six games. The Nationals have scored four runs in their last three games and three or less runs in five straight games. The Nationals have lost six of their last eight games when scoring three or less runs. Yunel Escobar leads Washington with 60 hits and 14 RBI while Bryce Harper and Ryan Zimmerman have combined for 79 RBI. The Washington Nationals have lost four of their last six road games. Tanner Roark takes the hill, and he’s 1-2 with a 2.59 ERA and 11 strikeouts this season. Roark is 2-2 with a 5.03 ERA and 13 strikeouts in his career against the Cubs.

The Cubs are 6-1 in their last 7 during game 2 of a series and 1-5 in Wadas last 6 road starts. The Nationals are 0-4 in their last 4 during game 2 of a series and 4-1 in Roarks last 5 starts. The Cubs are 4-10 in the last 14 meetings in Washington. 

The Nationals are back to not putting runs on the board, which is bad news against a Cubs team that can rake. I'll gladly take Chicago and the plus money here. 

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Chicago Cubs +123

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