Washington Nationals vs. Chicago Cubs - 6/14/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Chicago Cubs (43-19) at Washington Nationals (40-24)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, June 14, 2016 at 7:05 pm (Nationals Park)
J Lackey (7-2) (2.63) vs. G Gonzalez (3-5) (3.93)
The Line: Washington Nationals +105 / Chicago Cubs -115 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
The Chicago Cubs look to rebound after a tough loss on the road against the Washington Nationals last night as the teams meet up again on Tuesday.
The Cubs ran into Max Scherzer last night and it didn’t end well for them as Mad Max was excellent on the mound and handed the Cubs a rare loss in what is one of the most anticipated series’ of the season so far between two very good baseball teams. Chicago though will send John Lackey to the bump tonight who has been a pleasant surprise since making his way to the Windy City and with a 7-2 record to his name so far he is a vital part to the Cubs’ success this season and he will look to extend that tonight as he will face off against Gio Gonzalez.
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The Nationals meanwhile took down the first game of the series but know they are in tough the rest of the way as they will get Lackey and then likely Jake Arrieta by the end of things and perhaps capitalized on their best matchup last night. Washington does have a ton of weapons at the plate to go along with their excellent rotation and if they can get another win on Tuesday night it will go a long way into how far they will go this season and a statement series win against the Cubs could make them the favourite to win the National Legaue pennant.
The Cubs are 10-2 in their last 12 road games against a lefty, 11-3 in their last 14 against the NL East, and 55-24 in their last 79 overall while the Nats are 6-1 in their last seven against a right hander, 4-0 in their last four overall, and 0-5 in Gonzalez’ last five starts against the NL Central. The Nats got the win last night with a strong outing from Scherzer but I think the Cubs respond and grab a win here as they get to Gio early and often.