Cubs vs. Nationals Prediction
The Chicago Cubs avoided being swept in their last road series yesterday and now travel to the Washington Nationals tonight to open another series. Will Chicago shake off the road fatigue and earn a victory tonight?
Thursday, September 6, 2018
Nationals Park at 7:05PM ET
TV: MLB Network
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers at BetNow, the Nationals are a -115 favorite to win on the moneyline. The Cubs are a +105 underdog, while the total sits at 8.5 runs. As of Thursday morning, 64 percent of public bets are coming in on visiting Chicago. Check out our MLB Public Betting Page for up-to-date information.
Murphy, Schwarber homer in win
Chicago won its finale at Milwaukee Wednesday night to avoid a three-game sweep and push the lead in the NL Central back to four games. Daniel Murphy ended the contest 3-for-4 with a solo homer and two runs scored. Anthony Rizzo finished 2-for-4 with a run. Ben Zobrist was 3-for-4 with a double, a run and two RBIs. Kyle Schwarber ended the contest 1-for-2 with a solo home run plus a walk. Jose Quintana earned the win as he allowed two earned runs on five hits over 6 2/3 innings, striking out five and walking two.
Nats edged by Cardinals
Washington lost a close one by a score of 7-6 Wednesday at home versus St. Louis to lose its third game out of its last four. Adam Eaton was 3-for-5 with a double and an RBI from the leadoff spot. Bryce Harper and Anthony Rendon both finished 3-for-5 with a double and a run scored. Juan Soto was 1-for-4 with a walk and a run. Ryan Zimmerman ended the game 2-for-5 with a double, two runs and three RBIs. Wilmer Difo was 2-for-5 with a double and two RBIs. Tanner Roark suffered the loss as he gave up six earned runs on 10 hits with four strikeouts and no walks over five innings.
MLB Betting Trends
The Cubs are 44-15 in their last 59 Thursday games.
The Nationals are 62-22 in Strasburg's last 84 starts. Washington is 2-6 in its last eight times facing Hendricks.
The formerly dominant Strasburg is having a run-of-the mill season, while Hendricks has pitched a lot better in the second half of the season. While Chicago traveled to get here, it's the better team and should be able to get to Strasburg and the bullpen enough to support Hendricks.
MLB DAILY PREDICTION: CHICAGO CUBS +105