Chicago 50-44 | 18-27 away
vs Washington 49-43 | 26-20 home
Friday 7:05pm ET

Chicago vs Washington Predictions

Fri, May 17, 7:05pm ET at Nationals Park
Starting Pitchers
C Hamels (3-0) ERA: 3.08
L3: S/O: 6.3 WHIP: 1.2 ER: 2 IP: 6
M Scherzer (2-4) ERA: 3.64
L3: S/O: 8.3 WHIP: 1.2 ER: 2 IP: 6.7

Consensus Picks

Computer CHC +148 u/8
*Community WSH -160 50% o/8 56%

*Consensus from 1940 predictions.

48012thEarned Run Average4.3217th
.25611thQuality Starts521st
6th OFFENSE 21st
13th Hits 23rd
17th Strike Outs 28th
6th DEFENSE 23rd
9th Hits 20th
9th Strike Outs 3rd
2019 NL Central Standings
Chicago 50 44 .532 L1
St. Louis 47 45 .511 W3
Milwaukee 48 47 .505 L2
Pittsburgh 44 49 .473 L4
Cincinnati 43 48 .473 W1
2019 NL East Standings
Atlanta 58 37 .611 W5
Washington 49 43 .533 L1
Philadelphia 48 46 .511 L1
New York 42 51 .452 W2
Miami 34 57 .374 L2
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  • @Lockitup • 2m

    I actually like the Cubs in this spot even going up against Mad MAx. Scherzer isn't as dominate as he once was but he is still doing his fair share to win games. The problem has been their bull pen, which is why they have only won 2 of Max's starts and dropped seven of the nine games. On the flip side, the Cubs offense is firing on all cylinders right now, and they have won 13 out of their last 16 games entering Thursdays play. I think this game will be close but I like the more complete team to win here. Take the Cubs

    My Pick: Chicago +138 50%
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  • @Covers • 2m

     Chicago Cubs vs Washington Nationals on 2019-05-17 added by Covers

    Covers community free betting prediction for
    Washington Nationals
    (51% consensus). The Washington Nationals will try to build upon their first series win in a month when they begin a three-game set with the visiting Chicago Cubs on Friday. After dropping the opener of a series against the New York Mets to begin their six-game homestand, the Nationals recovered with back-to-back victories for the first time since April 17-18...

  • @OddsShark • 2m

    Betting Prediction for Chicago Cubs vs Washington Nationals on May 17, 2019, 7:05 PM ET

     Chicago Cubs vs Washington Nationals on 2019-05-17 added by OddsShark

    Free Betting Prediction: Chi Cubs will Win and the Total will go Under .

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  • @Cubs • 2m

    Cubs Insider: Chicago Cubs Score and Recap (5/17/19): Cubs 14, Nationals 6 - Bryant's Three Bombs Cap Offensive Outburst

    The Cubs kicked off the second leg of their road trip Friday night with a 14-6 win over the Washington Nationals. They entered play just a half game ahead of the Brewers for the top spot in the NL Central after dropping two of three games to the Reds earlier this week and the offense hadn't looked great.

    Cole Hamels vs. Max Scherzer certainly made for an intriguing starting pitching matchup, though offense was the story of the game. The Cubs launched six home runs on the night, including three by Kris Bryant.

  • @Cubs • 2m

    Bleed Cubbie Blue: Cubs, Nationals open 3-game weekend series

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    The Cubs hope to change things up on the second leg of their road trip.

  • @Nationals • 2m

    Federal Baseball: Washington Nationals' lineup for series opener with Chicago Cubs + Juan Soto struggling at the plate...


    Juan Soto went 0 for 4 with a walk and two strikeouts in the series finale with the New York Mets on Thursday, leaving him 2 for 18 since he came off a 10-game stay on the Injured List as he dealt with back spasms.

    Thirty-three games in his sophomore season, the 20-year-old outfielder has a .228/.345/.415 line, five doubles, six walks, 21 walks, and 41 Ks in 145 plate appearances.

    Asked to diagnose what's gone wrong for Soto so far in 2019, after his record-setting rookie campaign, Washington Nationals' manager Davey Martinez told reporters that it was a bit of a mix of Soto chasing pitches out of the zone, and opposing pitchers avoiding throwing him fastballs.

  • @Cubs • 2m

    Cubs Insider: Cubs @ Nationals Series Preview (May 17 - 19): TV and Game Info, Starting Pitchers, Insights

    The Cubs fly to the nation's capital for a weekend series with the Washington Nationals after losing two out of three to the Cincinnati Reds, their first series loss since the opening road trip. Coming in hot, the offense got shut down by quality Reds pitching and the Cubs bullpen couldn't cover in the low-scoring affairs. They will look to bounce back quickly and restart their series winning streak against the struggling Nationals.

    Typically a strong contender in the NL East, the Nats expected to compete against the young Braves and Phillies. However, their rough start has them seven games below .

  • @Cubs • 2m

    Obstructed View: Series Preview: Chicago Cubs (25-16) at Washington Nationals (18-25)

    It's been a rough go of it for the Nats this year, just won their first series in over a month. Former Cubs bench coach Dave Martinez doesn't seem to have brought that Joe Maddon magic along with him, and every new team that comes into DC has to be double checking wikipedia before the series to see if he's still in charge over there.

    Team Leaders


    OBP: Contreras (.410)
    ISO: Contreras (.303)
    HR: Baez (11)
    R+RBI: Baez (60)
    wRC+: Baez (166)
    BSR: Bryant (1.7)
    Defense: Baez (2.

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