The Chicago Cubs (26-17 Overall, 11-11 Away), who are first in the NL Central, have won six of their last 10 games. Chicago is 1.5 games ahead of the second-place Milwaukee Brewers. In Friday night’s contest, they took down the Nationals 14-6. On Saturday, the Cubs lost to Washington 2-5. Thus far this season, the Cubs have been competitive. On the other hand, the Washington Nationals (19-26 Overall, 10-13 Home) have struggled this season. The Nats are fourth in the NL East, seven games behind the Philadelphia Phillies. Over their last 10 games, they’ve have gone five and five.
Washington Nationals vs Chicago Cubs Pick – Pitchers
Nationals vs Cubs Offense
The Cubs are batting .254, while opponents are hitting .237. Chicago is +31 in RS/RA. The Cubs come to tonight’s game in good shape, as no one is on the DL. The two top hitters on the team are shortstop Javier Baez and catcher Willson Contreras. Baez is batting .324 with 30 RBI and 11 homers, while Contreras has a batting average of .321 with 29 RBI and 11 round trippers. Third baseman Kris Bryant, who’s hitting .270, has also smacked 11 homers. He has driven in 31 runs. Bryant has hit a dozen doubles, while Baez has notched 16 two-baggers. Finally, Anthony Rizzo, who plays first, has 29 RBI and 10 four-baggers while batting .245. There’s a lot of offense on this team.
The Nationals are hitting .243. Opponents are batting .254 against them. Washington comes with a RS/RA differential of -29. For the Nats, centerfielder Victor Robles is listed as day-to-day and Andrew Stevenson, who also plays center, is on the 10-day IL. The top hitters for Washington are third baseman Anthony Rendon and second baseman Howie Kendrick. Rendon is batting .330 and has launched seven round trippers while driving in 23 runs and hitting 16 doubles. Kendrick has a total of 24 RBI and six homers. He’s hitting .311. Juan Soto comes to the plate batting .246 while driving in 27 runs and hitting six homeruns.
Our Washington Nationals vs Chicago Cubs Pick
We do like the Chicago Cubs in this contest. They are healthier, have more offense, and their starter looks ready to win again. The Nationals have struggled to score and tonight’s starter, Hellickson, is on a downward trend. Our Washington Nationals vs Chicago Cubs pick is the Cubs at -133.
Summary of Money Line Pick – Nationals vs Cubs
Chicago Cubs money line at -133