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Cubs at Nationals - 6/7/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Chicago Cubs (28-25) at Washington Nationals (30-25)

MLB Baseball: Sunday, June 7, 2015 at 4:05 pm (Nationals Park)

K Hendricks (1-2) (3.99) vs. J Zimmermann (5-2) (2.88)

The Line: Washington Nationals -146 / Chicago Cubs +136 --- Over/Under: 7 See the Latest Odds

TV: CSN-CHI, MASN2

The Chicago Cubs and Washington Nationals end their four-game series Sunday afternoon.

The Chicago Cubs look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Cubs have scored 11 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in four of their last eight games. The Cubs have won seven of their last 10 games when scoring more than three runs. Anthony Rizzo leads Chicago with 64 hits and 35 RBI while Starlin Castro and Kris Bryant have combined for 59 RBI. The Chicago Cubs have split their last 10 road games. Kyle Hendricks gets the nod, and he’s 1-2 with a 3.99 ERA and 48 strikeouts this season. This will be Hendricks’ second career game against the Nationals.

Cubs at Nationals - 6/7/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Washington Nationals need a win after losing six of their last eight games. The Nationals have scored 10 runs in their last three games and three or less runs in six of their last seven games. The Nationals have lost four straight games when scoring three or less runs. Bryce Harper leads Washington with 61 hits and 46 RBI while Wilson Ramos and Ryan Zimmerman have combined for 58 RBI. The Washington Nationals have split their last 10 home games. Jordan Zimmermann takes the hill, and he’s 5-2 with a 2.88 ERA and 45 strikeouts this season. Zimmermann is 1-4 with a 4.32 ERA and 48 strikeouts in his career against the Cubs.

The Cubs are 16-37 in their last 53 during game 4 of a series and 14-6 in Hendricks' last 20 starts. The Nationals are 27-8 in their last 35 during game 4 of a series and 64-28 in Zimmermanns last 92 starts. The Cubs are 5-11 in the last 16 meetings in Washington and 2-5 in the last 7 meetings overall. 

The Nationals are in a major slump, as they can't put runs on the board to save their life right now. Even with Zimmermann on the hill, I'm not sure how you can be confident eating chalk. I'll continue to fade Washington until it turns things around. 

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Chicago Cubs +136

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