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Washington Nationals vs Chicago Cubs 5/20/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

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The Washington Nationals (17-22) will challenge the Chicago Cubs (21-21) in the final match of a series at Wrigley Field in Chicago on Thursday, May 20, 2021, at 2:20 PM ET. Washington bounced back after losing the first two installments of a four-game series versus the Chicago Cubs with a 4-3 victory on Thursday. The Nationals lost Game 1 at 3-7 on Monday and Game 2 at 3-6 on Tuesday. The Washington Nationals will try to continue their success and win the final game for a split of a series on Thursday. Starting Pitcher Max Scherzer allowed five hits and two earned runs while awarding four free bases but struck eight batters out in 5.0 innings pitched. Right Fielder Juan Soto scored one run on three hits with an RBI while Shortstop Trea Turner and Center Fielder Victor Robles contributed one run on two hits with one RBI for Washington.

The Right-handed Pitcher Joe Ross of the Nationals will take his post on the bump to start the series finale versus the Cubs on Thursday. In his 35.2 innings pitched this season, the righty Ross marked a 5.80 overall ERA with 35 hits, 23 earned runs, and eight home runs allowed while granting 17 walks but struck out 33 batters. 

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Washington Nationals vs Chicago Cubs Predictions 5/20/2021

On the part of Chicago, the team will try to bounce back after snapping a three-game winning streak with a 3-4 defeat in Game 3 of a series versus the Nationals on Thursday. The Cubs took the first two installments at 7-3 on Monday and 6-3 on Tuesday. Starting Pitcher Jake Arrieta earned the loss for Chicago after allowing seven hits and four earned runs with two walks and two strikeouts in pitching for 5.0 innings. Shortstop/PH Javier Baez acquired a one-run score on one hit with an RBI while 3rd Baseman David Bote and Pinch Runner Rex Brothers added one run each in the losing effort for the Cubs.  

The Chicago Cubs will be appointing right-hander Trevor Williams to take the starting role in the final match of a series against the Nationals on Thursday. Righty Williams posted a 6.27 overall ERA while giving away 42 hits, 23 earned runs, and 6 home runs while awarding 18 free bases but struck out 37 batters in his 33.0 innings pitched on the year.    

Washington Nationals vs. Chicago Cubs. The MLB Pick for this game is Chicago -123. The Nationals ranked 25th on the offense and 16th on defense while the Cubs ranked 8th on the offense and 19th on defense. Chicago still has a better offense in this match-up and the Cubs are still hot after winning three contests in a row including the first two installments of this series versus Washington. Chicago will bounce back and take the final match at home on Thursday. The predicted score, Chicago Cubs will win at 6-4.   

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Washington Nationals vs Chicago Cubs 5/20/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

MLB Starting Time: 2:20 PM ET

Location: Wrigley Field in Chicago, IL

Date: Thursday, May 20, 2021


MLB Odds: Chicago Cubs -123

MLB Totals: 10.5

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