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Strasburg Looks to Stifle Cubs

Are the Chicago Cubs back on the winning track? They’ve won three straight series to get over .500 at 39-38; that still leaves the Cubs 11.62 betting units in the red for 2017, but it also puts Chicago within 1.5 games of first in the National League Central. They’ll try to close that gap this week at the expense of the Washington Nationals (46-31, +2.34 units), who are miles ahead of the pack in the NL East. Game 3 of their four-game series in DC goes Wednesday at 7:05 PM ET on the MLB Network.

Oddsmakers opened the Nationals as a -170 moneyline favorite and set the total at 8.5. The line now shows the Nationals as -174 moneyline favorites and the total has held steady at 8.5.

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John Lackey (5.54 FIP) is one of the big reasons the defending World Series champions are still playing catch-up. The Cubs are 7-8 in Lackey’s 15 starts for a loss of 5.10 units; however, the veteran righty has performed better of late, allowing just one earned run over six innings in each of his last two games.

Lackey will be matched against Stephen Strasburg (3.19 FIP), one of the top pitchers in the majors. Washington is 11-4 behind Strasburg this year for 4.21 units in profit, but he’s struggled in back-to-back home games pitching in hot weather, which remains in the forecast for Wednesday.

Recent Form

Team record money vs LHP vs RHP Fave Dog O/U Diff
Chi Cubs 39-38 -$1,162.00 13-6 26-32 36-32 3-6 36-38-3 0.26
Washington 46-31 $234.00 7-5 39-26 40-24 6-7 39-35-3 1.2
Pitchers Last 3 Starts
J Lackey (5-8) ERA: 4.74
event date Opponent Result score OU Result ip money
Jun 23, 2017 MIA L 0-2 U 6 -$100.00
Jun 18, 2017 PIT W 7-1 U 6 $100.00
Jun 12, 2017 NYM L 1-6 U 5 -$100.00

S Strasburg (8-2) ERA: 3.57

event date Opponent Result score OU Result ip money
Jun 23, 2017 CIN W 6-5 O 5 $42.00
Jun 17, 2017 NYM W 7-4 O 5.1 $58.00
Jun 12, 2017 ATL L 10-11 O 5 -$100.00
Bullpen
Chi Cubs’s relievers have pitched 10 innings in the last 3 games.
Washington’s relievers have pitched 9 innings in the last 3 games.
Pitcher Recent Starts Vs Opponent
Chicago Cubs – J Lackey
Date score Winner ip hits Runs Earned Runs walks strikeouts Decision
Jun 14, 2016 4-3 CHC 6 4 2 2 2 7 No Decision
May 6, 2016 8-6 CHC 7 6 2 2 1 11 Win
Aug 31, 2015 8-5 STL 6 4 2 1 4 8 No Decision
Apr 22, 2015 7-5 STL 5.2 8 5 5 1 4 No Decision
Jun 23, 2008 3-2 LAA 8 6 2 1 2 6 Win

Washington Nationals – S Strasburg

Date score Winner ip hits Runs Earned Runs walks strikeouts Decision
Jun 15, 2016 5-4 WSH 7 6 1 1 1 8 No Decision
Aug 22, 2013 5-4 WSH 8.2 7 4 4 2 8 No Decision
May 11, 2013 8-2 CHC 5 5 4 0 2 7 Loss
Apr 5, 2012 2-1 WSH 7 5 1 1 1 5 No Decision
Supergrid
Title Stat Rank Stat Rank
Away Team Overall Scoring vs Home Team Overall Defense 4.62 18 4.44 9
Away Team Away Scoring vs Home Team Home Defense 4.49 17 4.27 8
Home Team Overall Scoring vs Away Team Overall Defense 5.64 1 4.36 8
Home Team Home Scoring vs Away Team Road Defense 5.59 5 4.36 11

Head To Head Detail

Date Away away score Home home score line O/U Away Pitcher Home Pitcher Away Hits Home Hits Away Walks Home Walks Away Strikeouts Home Strikeouts
Jun 27, 2017 CHC 1 WSH 6 -168 7.5 U Jake Arrieta (R) Max Scherzer (R) 2 9 1 7 7 6
Jun 26, 2017 CHC 5 WSH 4 -148 10 U Eddie Butler (R) Gio Gonzalez (L) 9 12 6 1 11 8
Jun 15, 2016 CHC 4 WSH 5 -147 7.5 O Jason Hammel (R) Stephen Strasburg (R) 11 9 3 4 11 10
Jun 14, 2016 CHC 4 WSH 3 115 8 U John Lackey (R) Gio Gonzalez (L) 7 5 5 3 12 10
Jun 13, 2016 CHC 1 WSH 4 -128 7.5 U Kyle Hendricks (R) Max Scherzer (R) 2 10 0 5 16 5
May 8, 2016 WSH 3 CHC 4 -223 8 U Tanner Roark (R) Jake Arrieta (R) 11 14 10 3 9 10
May 7, 2016 WSH 5 CHC 8 -144 7.5 O Gio Gonzalez (L) Jason Hammel (R) 6 11 6 7 8 6
May 6, 2016 WSH 6 CHC 8 100 8.5 O Max Scherzer (R) John Lackey (R) 9 9 2 5 15 8
May 5, 2016 WSH 2 CHC 5 -138 7.5 U Joe Ross (R) Kyle Hendricks (R) 3 8 4 2 6 11
Jun 7, 2015 CHC 6 WSH 3 -139 7.5 O Kyle Hendricks (R) Jordan Zimmermann (R) 14 8 5 0 5 7

MLB Betting Trends

Team Vs Division Or Conference
Chicago Cubs
record Home Away Fave Dog O/U vs LHP vs RHP
Overall 39-38 22-16 17-22 36-30 3-8 36-38-3 13-6 26-32
Last 10 6-4 2-1 4-3 4-3 2-1 1-9 4-0 2-4
vs Div 20-12 9-5 11-7 18-11 2-1 20-11-1 4-0 16-12
vs AL 1-5 0-3 1-2 1-3 0-2 3-2-1 0-3 1-2
vs NL 38-33 22-13 16-20 35-27 3-6 33-36-2 13-3 25-30

Washington Nationals

record Home Away Fave Dog O/U vs LHP vs RHP
Overall 46-31 21-16 25-15 40-23 7-8 39-35-3 7-5 39-26
Last 10 5-5 3-2 2-3 5-3 0-2 5-5 0-1 5-4
vs Div 22-15 8-7 14-8 19-12 4-3 20-15-2 2-1 20-14
vs AL 6-7 4-4 2-3 6-5 0-2 7-6 1-2 5-5
vs NL 40-24 17-12 23-12 34-18 7-6 32-29-3 6-3 34-21
Team Last 5 Games
Chicago Cubs
Date Opponent score Result line Total starter ip opposing starter Location
Jun 27, 2017 WSH 1-6 L 158 7.5 J Arrieta 4 M Scherzer A
Jun 26, 2017 WSH 5-4 W 138 10 E Butler 5 G Gonzalez A
Jun 25, 2017 MIA 2-4 L -141 9 Mike Montgomery 6 E Volquez A
Jun 24, 2017 MIA 5-3 W -155 9 J Lester 7 Justin Nicolino A
Jun 23, 2017 MIA 0-2 L -113 9.5 J Lackey 6 J Urena A

Washington Nationals

Date Opponent score Result line Total starter ip opposing starter Location
Jun 27, 2017 CHC 6-1 W -168 7.5 M Scherzer 6 J Arrieta H
Jun 26, 2017 CHC 4-5 L -148 10 G Gonzalez 6 E Butler H
Jun 25, 2017 CIN 2-6 L -152 10 T Roark 6 S Feldman H
Jun 24, 2017 CIN 18-3 W -146 10 Joe Ross 7 H Bailey H
Jun 23, 2017 CIN 6-5 W -240 9 S Strasburg 5 Luis Castillo H

Weather in
WashingtonUnited States

Weather is Mostly Sunny  79°F

Mostly Sunny
Humidity is 33%
Wind is North-northwest 2 mph
Visibility is 10.004077 mi
Pressure is N/A inHg

Forecast for Washington

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