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Washington Nationals at Chicago Cubs 5/17/21 - MLB Picks & Predictions

Chicago Cubs vs Washington Nationals Odds & Info

Game Chicago Cubs vs Washington Nationals
Date & Time Monday May 17, 2021, 7:40 PM (EDT)
Wrigley Field
Latest odds
CHC -140 ; Total OFF
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In Monday night MLB action, the Washington Nationals will invade Wrigley Field to take on the Chicago Cubs. The Nationals (16-20) have won three of their last four games and trail New York by three full games for the NL East Division lead. On Sunday, Washington SP Erick Fedde (3-4) tossed seven scoreless innings during a 3-0 home victory versus Arizona.

Thirty-seven year old southpaw Jon Lester (0-1 2.25 ERA) will make his fourth start of the season for the Nationals. Last time out, Lester allowed one run in six innings during a 5-2 home loss versus Philadelphia.

The Chicago Cubs have dropped four of their previous six games and are a game below .500 overall. On Sunday, Chicago SP Kyle Hendricks (3-4) took a shutout into the ninth inning during a 5-1 home victory versus Detroit. OF Ian Happ went deep as part of a three-hit afternoon for the Cubs (19-20), who are 3.5 games out of first place.

Chicago manager David Ross will give the nod to hard-throwing righty Adbert Alzolay (1-3 4.50 ERA) on Monday. Through 32 innings, Alzolay has fanned 36 batters and owns a sparkling 0.88 WHIP.

Recent Betting Trends

  • Nationals are 1-6 in their last 7 games as an underdog.
  • Cubs are 5-1 in their last 6 home games.
  • Cubs are 9-3 in their last 12 games vs. a left-handed starter.
  • Under is 18-7-2 in Nationals last 27 overall.
  • Over is 4-1 in Cubs last 5 home games vs. a left-handed starter.

Free MLB Pick:

Chicago Cubs -140

Chicago SP Alec Mills has been placed on the 10-day injured list with a lower back strain. Through 36 games, Washington ranks 10th in OPS and 27th in runs scored. For the season, Chicago ranks 13th in OPS and 13th in runs scored. Take the Cubs to win at home. Final Score Prediction, Chicago Cubs win 5-3.

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