The Chicago Cubs are headed to the road to open a series against the Washington Nationals in a Major League Baseball game set for Thursday June 4th.
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Game time from Washington is scheduled for 7PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by MLB Network.
The betting odds have the home side Washington Nationals the -119 betting favorite with the return on the underdog Chicago Cubs at -101 odds. The run total came in at seven runs.
Starting for Chicago will be Jake Arrieta who works his eleventh game this season. Arrieta is 4-4 with an ERA of 3.18 and WHIP of 1.09. The Cubs right hander worked on Friday and allowed four earned runs and eight hits pitching seven innings as he received a no decision in an 8-4 home defeat to the Kansas City Royals as a -145 betting favorite. The total went over 8 ½ runs.
Washington sends Gio Gonzalez to the mound in the series opener. The Nationals lefty is 4-2 in ten starts with an ERA of 4.73 and WHIP of 1.53. Gonzalez threw on Saturday and allowed four earned runs and seven hits pitching 5 1/3rd innings as he received a no decision in an 8-5 road defeat at Cincinnati as a +102 betting underdog.
Chicago comes off the 7-3 road defeat on Wednesday to the Miami Marlins as a +110 betting underdog. The total went over 7 ½ runs.
Washington falls to Toronto 7-0 on Wednesday as a -129 betting favorite. The total finished at the closing line of eight runs.
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