Chicago Cubs vs. Washington Nationals Free MLB Picks

September 6, 2012


The Chicago Cubs and the Washington Nationals will both be trying to pick up a win on Thursday when they battle at Nationals Park.
The Cubs will give the ball to starter Justin Germano in this one. Righthander Germano is 2-4 this season with a 6.57 ERA.
The Nationals will counter Germano with Jordan Zimmermann. Righthander Zimmermann has a 3.01 ERA to go along with a 9-8 record this season.
Oddsmakers currently have the Nationals listed as 230-moneyline favorites versus the Cubs, while the game’s total is sitting at 8.
Last time out for Chicago, they were a 9-1 loser as they battled the Nationals on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Nationals at -245 were rewarded, while the 10 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors.
Current streak:
Chicago has lost 5 straight games.
Washington has won 4 straight games.

Team records:
Chicago: 51-85 SU
Washington: 84-52 SU

Chicago most recently:
When playing on Thursday are 3-7
Before playing Pittsburgh are 4-6
After playing Washington are 4-6
After a loss are 3-7

Washington most recently:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Miami are 5-5
After playing Chi Cubs are 4-6
After a win are 7-3

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chi Cubs’s last 5 games when playing on the road against Washington
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Chi Cubs’s last 10 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Chi Cubs’s last 9 games when playing Washington
Chi Cubs are 1-5 SU in their last 6 games when playing Washington
Washington is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
Washington is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
Washington is 6-1 SU in their last 7 games when playing at home against Chi Cubs
Washington is 5-1 SU in their last 6 games when playing Chi Cubs

Next up:
Chi Cubs at Pittsburgh, Friday, September 7
Washington home to Miami, Friday, September 7

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