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NLDS Game 4: Cubs Looks to Close out Nationals

2017 NLDS Cubs

Cubs Lead Series 2-1, Send Arrieta to Mound on Tuesday

The Washington Nationals and the Chicago Cubs play Game 4 of their NLDS Series on Tuesday when they battle at Wrigley Field. The game is set to start at 5:30. TBS will have the game televised nationally.

Oddsmakers opened the Cubs as -145-moneyline favorites versus the Nationals, while the game’s total opened at 7.5. The total is still at 7.5, but the Cubs have been bet up to a -165-moneyline favorite.

The Cubs will go with Jake Arrieta. Right hander Arrieta has a 3.53 ERA to go along with a 14-10 record this season.

Arrieta, who was slowed by a right hamstring injury late in the season, insists he is fine. He recently threw two successful bullpen sessions.

Arrieta dropped his only decision against the Nationals this year and is 1-2 with a 5.48 ERA in nine career starts against Washington.

Arrieta will make his first start of the postseason. He used a few extra days to strengthen his hamstring. Arrieta hasn’t pitched since Sept. 26. He missed 2 1/2 weeks after straining the hamstring during a start on Sept. 4.

Nationals Pin Hopes on Roark Against Cubs

The Nationals will pin their hopes on the pitching of right hander Tanner Roark in this game. Roark has a 13-11 record and a 4.67 ERA this season.

Roark is 4-2 in seven career starts against the Cubs. He is 1-0 with a 2.84 ERA against Chicago this season.

The Nationals will have to produce more if they hope to extend their season. They have scored seven runs in three games. Washington’s only run Monday was set up two Chicago errors.

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Recent Form

Team record money vs LHP vs RHP Fave Dog O/U Diff
Washington 98-67 $684.00 23-16 75-51 82-49 16-18 70-84-11 0.89
Chi Cubs 94-71 -$624.00 21-15 73-56 81-60 13-11 75-81-9 0.78
Pitchers Last 3 Starts
T Roark (13-11) ERA: 4.67
event date Opponent Result score OU Result ip money
Sep 27, 2017 PHI L 5-7 O 4.2 -$100.00
Sep 21, 2017 ATL L 2-3 U 7 -$100.00
Sep 14, 2017 ATL W 5-2 U 6 $76.00
J Arrieta (14-10) ERA: 3.53
event date Opponent Result score OU Result ip money
Sep 26, 2017 STL L 7-8 O 3 -$100.00
Sep 21, 2017 MIL W 5-3 U 5 $74.00
Sep 4, 2017 PIT L 0-12 O 2.1 -$100.00

Bullpen

Washington’s relievers have pitched 7.2 innings in the last 3 games.
Chi Cubs’s relievers have pitched 7.1 innings in the last 3 games.
Pitcher Recent Starts Vs Opponent
Washington Nationals – T Roark
Date score Winner ip hits Runs Earned Runs walks strikeouts Decision
Aug 4, 2017 4-2 WSH 6.1 5 2 2 3 4 Win
May 8, 2016 4-3 CHC 6 4 1 0 2 7 No Decision
Jun 5, 2015 7-5 WSH 5.2 6 4 4 0 6 Win
May 25, 2015 2-1 WSH 5 3 1 1 1 3 Win
Jul 4, 2014 7-2 CHC 7 9 4 4 1 5 Loss

Chicago Cubs – J Arrieta

Date score Winner ip hits Runs Earned Runs walks strikeouts Decision
Jun 27, 2017 6-1 WSH 4 6 6 5 6 4 Loss
May 8, 2016 4-3 CHC 5 6 3 2 4 7 No Decision
Jun 4, 2015 2-1 CHC 6 6 1 1 0 8 Win
Jul 6, 2014 2-1 WSH 6 4 1 1 3 5 No Decision
Aug 21, 2013 11-6 WSH 4 5 6 6 4 5 No Decision
Supergrid
Title Stat Rank Stat Rank
Away Team Overall Scoring vs Home Team Overall Defense 5.01 8 4.25 7
Away Team Away Scoring vs Home Team Home Defense 4.87 6 4.51 15
Home Team Overall Scoring vs Away Team Overall Defense 5.03 6 4.12 4
Home Team Home Scoring vs Away Team Road Defense 5.34 5 4.01 5

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
Oct 9, 2017 WSH 1 CHC 2 100 7.5 U Max Scherzer (R) Jose Quintana (L) 3 4 1 4 9 8
Oct 7, 2017 CHC 3 WSH 6 -118 8.5 O Jon Lester (L) Gio Gonzalez (L) 6 6 3 3 8 4
Oct 6, 2017 CHC 3 WSH 0 -145 7.5 U Kyle Hendricks (R) Stephen Strasburg (R) 5 2 2 3 13 9
Aug 6, 2017 WSH 9 CHC 4 -192 9.5 O Erick Fedde (R) Jon Lester (L) 10 10 2 4 11 10
Aug 5, 2017 WSH 4 CHC 7 -162 11 P Edwin Jackson (R) John Lackey (R) 7 9 5 2 9 14
Aug 4, 2017 WSH 4 CHC 2 -159 9 U Tanner Roark (R) Kyle Hendricks (R) 7 6 3 4 7 7
Jun 29, 2017 CHC 5 WSH 4 -113 9.5 U Jon Lester (L) Joe Ross (R) 8 6 3 5 8 10
Jun 28, 2017 CHC 4 WSH 8 -178 8.5 O John Lackey (R) Stephen Strasburg (R) 6 11 2 3 15 6
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

NLDS Betting Trends

Team Vs Division Or Conference

Washington Nationals

record Home Away Fave Dog O/U vs LHP vs RHP
Overall 98-67 48-35 50-32 82-48 17-19 70-84-11 23-16 75-51
Last 10 4-6 3-3 1-3 3-6 1-0 3-6-1 1-2 3-4
vs Div 47-29 24-15 23-14 42-24 6-5 38-34-4 10-4 37-25
vs AL 10-10 5-5 5-5 7-6 3-4 8-12 3-2 7-8
vs NL 88-57 43-30 45-27 75-42 14-15 62-72-11 20-14 68-43

Chicago Cubs

record Home Away Fave Dog O/U vs LHP vs RHP
Overall 94-71 49-33 45-38 81-58 13-13 75-81-9 21-15 73-56
Last 10 7-3 3-1 4-2 2-2 5-1 5-5 0-1 7-2
vs Div 46-30 22-15 24-15 40-28 6-2 37-37-2 4-3 42-27
vs AL 12-8 5-5 7-3 10-6 2-2 11-7-2 4-4 8-4
vs NL 82-63 44-28 38-35 71-52 11-11 64-74-7 17-11 65-52
Team Last 5 Games

Washington Nationals

Date Opponent score Result line Total starter ip opposing starter Location
Oct 9, 2017 CHC 1-2 L -110 7.5 M Scherzer 6.1 J Quintana A
Oct 7, 2017 CHC 6-3 W -118 8.5 G Gonzalez 5 J Lester H
Oct 6, 2017 CHC 0-3 L -145 7.5 S Strasburg 7 K Hendricks H
Oct 1, 2017 PIT 8-11 L -192 8.5 G Gonzalez 4.1 Steven Brault H
Sep 30, 2017 PIT 1-4 L -270 7 M Scherzer 3.1 Jameson Taillon H

Chicago Cubs

Date Opponent score Result line Total starter ip opposing starter Location
Oct 9, 2017 WSH 2-1 W 100 7.5 J Quintana 5.2 M Scherzer H
Oct 7, 2017 WSH 3-6 L 108 8.5 J Lester 6 G Gonzalez A
Oct 6, 2017 WSH 3-0 W 135 7.5 K Hendricks 7 S Strasburg A
Oct 1, 2017 CIN 1-3 L -182 9 Mike Montgomery 3 Deck McGuire H
Sep 30, 2017 CIN 9-0 W -205 8 J Lester 5 Jackson Stephens H

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Next up:
Washington home to Chicago Thursday, October 12 (if necessary)

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