Chicago Cubs at Washington Nationals 7/5/14 - MLB Picks & Predictions
As is typical the Chicago Cubs are experiencing a losing season. If the Cubs ever have a winning season people should be concerned because this is such a rarity it may end up rewriting history in the baseball world. The Cubs are a total of 8 games under the five hundred mark overall, but when playing on the road the hapless Cubs are 7 games under the five hundred mark. The Cubs are planning on sending Jeff Samardzija who has had a horrid season at 2-7, but Jeff does have a 2.83 ERA on the year so run support would help Jeff Samardzija.
With the Nationals the team has done enough to win more games than they have lost. The Nationals are 7 games over the five hundred mark overall and when playing at their home turf the Nationals are 8 games over the five hundred mark and this has really impressed the home fans. The Nationals are planning on sending out Gio Gonzalez who has went 5-4, but Gonzalez has a 3.93 ERA on the season thus far.
Recent Betting Trends:
Under is 7-3 in CHC last 10 Sat. games.
CHC are 3-8 in Samardzijas last 11 Sat. starts.
CHC are 17-36 in Samardzijas last 53 starts.
Nationals are 17-3 in Gonzalezs last 20 starts vs. National League Central.
Nationals are 5-1 in Gonzalezs last 6 starts as a home favorite.
Free Betting Pick: Washington Nationals -155
The Nationals let game get away yesterday as Cubs won game 1 of this series 7-2. That takes Cubs to 4 straight wins all as underdogs. Problem tonight is scheduled starter Jeff Samardija has been trade to the A's and that can't help the confidence of Chicago. The Cubs are trading away best starter to get prospects for the future. The Cubs team gets the message in let down effort today, final score prediction, Washington Nationals win 5-1.