Cubs vs Nationals Prediction 6/14/2016
Chicago Cubs vs Washington Nationals Pick & Prediction 6/14/2016
Chicago Cubs vs Washington Nationals
Game Odds, Pick & Prediction
Tuesday June 14, 7:05pm EST
Odds: Cubs -115, O/U 8
Tuesday’s Best MLB Bet provided by Sports Picks Forum
Chicago Cubs (43-18) vs. Washington Nationals (39-24)
Gio Gonzalez has struggled big time in the last three weeks and has lost his last four starts. He faced the Cubs back in April and was lit up, surrendering five runs in 5.2 innings and was tagged with the loss, and is now 3-2 in his career agains the Cubs with a solid 3.10 ERA in 49.1 innings pitched. Washington’s pitching has been has been outstanding, boasting a 3.23 team ERA, good for third in the Majors while their offense is averaging 4.63 runs per game which is good for 10th in MLB.
John Lackey is off to a terrific start with the Cubs. Lackey is pitching to win his fourth straight start. Lackey faced the Nationals last month and performed well, giving up just two runs in seven innings getting the win in a game the Cubs won by an 8-6 score, and now sits at 2-0 with a 3.58 ERA in 32.2 career innings pitched against Washington. The Cubs strong offense is now averaging 5.49 runs per game, good for third in all of baseball, and they are sporting a 2.58 team batting average. The Chicago pitching staff has been brilliant, sporting a league leading 2.57 team ERA.
4-1 in Lackey’s last 5 starts.
6-0 in their last 6 games against the Nationals.
0-4 in their last 4 games against a team with a winning percentage above .600
Nationals are 5-1 in their last 6 games following a win