Nationals vs. Cubs Prediction
The Washington Nationals have won seven of their last 10 games as they get set to open a road series at the Chicago Cubs this afternoon. Will Washington continue its winning ways as the road underdog?
Friday, August 10, 2018
Wrigley Field at 2:20PM ET
TV: MLB Network
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers, the Cubs are a -145 favorite to win on the moneyline. The Nationals are a +135 underdog, while the total has not been set as of this writing due to wind factors at Wrigley Field. As of Friday morning, 54 percent of public bets have been placed on host Chicago. Check out our MLB Public Betting Odds for the latest info.
Nationals double up Braves
Gio Gonzalez threw seven stellar innings Thursday night in a 6-3 home victory over the Braves. He gave up one earned run on six hits with three strikeouts and one walk. Trea Turner finished 2-for-3 with a walk to help lead the offense. Anthony Rendon ended the night 2-for-3 with two runs and an RBI. Daniel Murphy was 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI. Michael Taylor had a solo home run in four at-bats.
Cubs shut out in finale at Royals
Chicago was shut out on three hits Wednesday night in a 9-0 loss at Kansas City. The Cubs had previously won the first two games in the series. Anthony Rizzo, David Bote and Tommy La Stella each had a single in the defeat. Jose Quintana took the loss as he surrendered five earned runs on six hits with four strikeouts and two walks over 6 1/3 innings.
MLB Betting Trends
The Nationals are 7-16 in their last 23 road games. The over is 6-2 in the last eight Washington games on Fridays.
The Cubs are 16-7 in their last 23 home games. Chicago is 9-4 in its last 13 Friday games.
Washington has played well lately, but has struggled on the road over the last month-plus. Chicago has the benefit of a day off coming into this game and the better pitcher on the mound. Go with the home team in this one.
MLB DAILY PREDICTION: CHICAGO CUBS -145