Best MLB Series Betting Odds Preview For The Week

Posted by Jordan Walterss on May 3, 2016 in

Major League Baseball has hit the second month of the season. By the time May gets here, many of the top teams rise to the top, and the bottom teams start their downward spiral. We have a really good Major League Baseball Series of the Week online betting preview in line. Let’s take a look at the series of the week you will surely want to bet on at!

Best MLB Series Betting Odds Preview For The Week

Washington Nationals vs Chicago Cubs

The Washington Nationals are at the Chicago Cubs for a four game series starting Thursday night. These are the top two teams in the National League coming into the week. The Washington Nationals are coming off a three game sweep on the road in St. Louis, and hold an 18-7 record. The Nationals have a slim lead over the New York Mets in the National League East. For the Chicago Cubs, they have an 18-6 record. That’s the best in all of Major League Baseball. After the Cubs beat the Pirates on Monday night, Chicago leads the National League Central by 4 games.

The Washington Nationals have the best starting rotation in the National League statistically. The Nationals are going to send Joe Ross to the mound for the first game of the series on Thursday. On Friday, the Nationals expect to send Max Scherzer to the hill. Saturday, it’s expected that Gio Gonzalez, the left hander will get the start, and then on Sunday, Dusty Baker will turn to Tanner Roark. Washington’s lone starting pitcher not going in this series is Stephen Strasburg.

The Chicago Cubs will get their ace to go on Sunday; as Jake Arrieta wraps up the series. Arrieta was the April pitcher of the month in the National League. Working backwards for the Cubs, on Saturday, they will send Jason Hammel, who continues to dominate, with a 4-0 record, and a 1.00 earned run average. Friday – the Cubs will send veteran John Lackey to the hill. Lackey is in his first season since leaving the Cardinals. The opening game of the series will feature youngster Kyle Hendricks. He will take his 1-2 record to the mound at Wrigley Field.

The Nationals are led by their offensive threat in Bryce Harper. Harper was the offensive player of the month during April. The right fielder has belted 9 homeruns and drove in 24 runs thus far in 2016. Daniel Murphy, in his first season since coming over from the New York Mets has a .365 batting average to start the season. Washington has a 2.30 earned run average, and have had 19 quality starts to begin the season.
The Chicago Cubs are right behind Washington when it comes to starting pitching. The Cubs have a team earned run average of 2.41. The Cubs also have 19 quality starts to start the season as well. Offensively, Chicago has emerged more than the Nationals have early in the season. The Cubs offense came into the week second in all of Major League Baseball in runs scored. Chicago’s offense is led by 8 homeruns and 25 runs batted in from Anthony Rizzo.

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Look for this to be a sensational series. The pitching match-ups are going to be awesome. Both teams have had a great start to the season. It would not be a surprise, if these two teams split the four game series. This is a possible National League Championship Series. Expect a four game split!