Cubs, Nats Meet in DC
The Chicago Cubs and Washington Nationals are a combined 59 games under 500 this season. The two teams begin a series in the capital Monday night, where someone (theoretically) has to win.
Cubs on a ‘Streak’
Despite losing Sunday afternoon to the Reds in Cincinnati, the Chicago Cubs are is 6-3 in its last nine. Perhaps there’s hope.
Righthander Marcus Stroman starts Monday night. . Stroman is 3-5 (4.20 ERA) in n 15 starts this season, all of the wins coming on the road. He’s 1-0 with five no-decisions overall in his last six.
Chicago is batting .244 with a .318 OBP this season. The Cubs are averaging four runs a contest. They’ve surrendered an average of 3.1 runs over their last 10, so the pitching’s been better.
It’s a, um, Rebuild
The Washington Nationals have a 2-8 record in their last 10, the latest in a season’s worth of skid marks.
Righty Josiah Gray makes 22nd start, 7-8 with a 4.81 ERA. With a respectable record for team so poor overall, Gray, however, is just 2-7 (6.75 ERA) at home.
Washington is batting .248 with a .315 OBP. They’re averaging 3.7 runs a game, while surrendering seven game in their last 10.
Cubs vs Nationals Prediction Head-to-Head
These two teams met three times this season in Washington, with the Chicago Cubs winning two games.
Cubs vs Nationals Prediction Game Information
- Game: Cubs (47-66) vs Nationals (38-78)
- Location: Nationals Park, Washington, DC
- Day/Time: Monday, Aug. 15, 7:05 p.m. ET
- Cubs vs Nationals Live Stream: MLB.tv
Cubs vs Nationals Betting Lines
M. Stroman -R
|-1½ +120||-134||8 -110o||4½ -110o
J. Gray -R
|+1½ -140||+124||8 -110u||3½ -115o
Cubs vs Nationals Prediction
The over is 9-3 in the last 12 meetings between the Cubs and Nationals in Washington, 4-1 in their last five games overall.
Head to the BetUs Sportsbook to place a wager on the over in Monday’s opener.