Nationals at Cubs - 5/26/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Washington Nationals (26-18) at Chicago Cubs (24-19)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, May 26, 2015 at 7:05 pm (Wrigley Field)
J Zimmermann (4-2) (3.52) vs. K Hendricks (1-1) (4.14)
The Line: Chicago Cubs -105 / Washington Nationals -115 --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: MASN2, CSN-CHI, ESPN
The Washington Nationals and Chicago Cubs play game two of their series Tuesday night.
The Washington Nationals look to stay hot after winning seven of their last eight games. The Nationals have scored seven runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last 10 games. The Nationals have won six straight games when scoring more than three runs. Yunel Escobar and Bryce Harper have combined for 100 hits and 55 RBI while Ryan Zimmerman has 32 RBI. The Washington Nationals have won four straight road games. Jordan Zimmermann gets the ball, and he’s 4-2 with a 3.52 ERA and 36 strikeouts this season. Zimmermann is 1-4 with a 4.81 ERA and 43 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 13 runs in their last three games and three or less runs in six of their last eight games. The Cubs have lost four of their last six games when scoring three or less runs. Anthony Rizzo leads Chicago with 50 hits and 29 RBI while Starlin Castro and Kris Bryant have combined for 54 RBI. The Chicago Cubs have won five of their last seven home games. Kyle Hendricks takes the hill, and he’s 1-1 with a 4.14 ERA and 37 strikeouts this season. This will be Hendricks’ first career game against the Nationals.
The Nationals are 13-3 in their last 16 games vs. a right-handed starter and 63-27 in Zimmermanns last 90 starts. The Cubs are 4-0 in their last 4 during game 2 of a series and 13-5 in Hendricks' last 18 starts. The Nationals are 6-2 in the last 8 meetings in Chicago.
Any time you can get Zimmerman and the Nats for the cheap price, you take it. The Nationals are finally playing like a World Series contender and have value with a low line.