MLB Sports Handicappers Preview Chicago Cubs (51-85) at Washington Nationals (84-52) 7:05 EST

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The best sports handicappers preview tonight’s game in the Nation’s Capital. Theo Epstien’s rebuilding cubs are an atrocious 17 and 51 on the road this year, while the National’s home record tells a far different store at 42-25. Dating back to the 2011 season, the last ten meetings between these teams are split right down the middle at 5-5. However, during the 2012 season, the two have faced off 6 times, with the Nats winning 5 of those games. Tonight, The Cubs will send right hander Justin Germano to the mound to square off agains the Nationals Jordan Zimmermann.


For the visiting Cubs, Germano is 2-5 this year in only 40 innings pitched. The team has won 2 of his 7 games started. During that stretch, Germano has allowed 48 hits and walked 8 totaling 1.40 base runners per inning (WHIP) and an ERA of 6.30. Unfortunately for the Cubs, and Germano, his last three starts have not been kind. Facing the Gians, and Brewers twice. Germano has given up more than five earned runs per game during that time and has thrown no more than 5 innings. Germano has not faced the Nationals since 2007.


His counterpart, right hander Jordan Zimmerman will head to the mound looking to improve to 10-8 on the season. Zimmermann’s ERA is currently 3.01 in 164.2 innings pitched, the Nationals are 16-11 when Zimmermann is on the mound. Zimmermann’s last three starts have been far less than impressive, with an ERA of 9.88 in 13.2 innings pitched. He has surrendered 21 hits and walked 6 for a WHIP of 1.98. During that stretch, the Nationals are averaging 5 runs per game, and are allowing 6.




Over Washington’s last 9 games, their overall record is 7-2 and 4-0 in their last 4 games overall.


Washington also has won 6 of Zimmermann’s last 7 starts when they are the favorite


On the other side, the Cubs have lost all of Germano’s last 5 starts when playing as the underdog, and have only won 1 game of his last 6 starts overall.



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