Though the Washington Nationals and Chicago Cubs will play the rubber match in their series on Wednesday, the Cubbies have been dominating the Nats in recent outings – with Chicago winning seven of the past eight meetings. That’s not to say those games have not been close as four of those eight victories have come by two runs or fewer.
- The UNDER is 13-5 in the Cubs’ past 18 games.
- Jason Hammel has held batters to a .184 batting average with runners in scoring position.
- The UNDER is 3-0 in the past three between the Cubs and Nationals.
Stephen Strasburg is the lone flawless pitcher left in the MLB with the strikeout machine going 10-0 in his first 13 starts – with the Nationals going 12-1 in those outings. Strasburg has recorded double-digit strikeouts in four of his past five games while averaging 8.5 K’s per game this year.
Jason Hammel had one of his worst outings of the season when he faced the Nationals on May 7, as the righty allowed three earned runs while last just 5.0 innings. Hammel has quietly been one of the most consistent batters in the MLB – it’s easy to go unnoticed when you’re in the same rotation as Jake Arrieta – with the 10-year veteran allowing more than three runs in an outing just once.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
Betting fans looking to pick the Washington Nationals in this matchup found them as -145 favorites on the MLB money line at BetOnline. Betting the over under instead? It was 7 at its open earlier today and hovering near that number at Bodog.
Odds – Shark
prediction models pick the Nationals to win this game 4.2-2.7. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.
Chicago Cubs vs Washington Nationals Matchup
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
40-25 Washington battles the Cubs, currently with a 44-19 mark. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Washington vs Chicago injuries news.
This game puts the Washington Nationals, most recently No. 6 in Odds – Shark
MLB Power Rankings, up against the Chicago Cubs, who rate a No. 1 in the latest survey.
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features the Washington Nationals No. 11-ranked scoring average of 4.6 runs per game, against a Chicago Cubs offense rated No. 3 and scoring 5.4 runs per game. The Nationals have averaged 8.45 hits per game to date this season, less than the Cubs hitters have managed (8.57 per nine innings).
Defensively, Chicago features the No. 1-rated defense on the road, allowing 2.91 runs per game. Washington, meanwhile, comes in at No. 21 at home, scoring 4 runs per game.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
Chicago rolled to a 4-3 win against Washington on Tuesday, as J Lackey and the Cubs’ bats led the team to victory at Nationals Park.
- Chi Cubs is 15-5 SU in its last 20 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 13 of Chi Cubs’s last 18 games
- Chi Cubs is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games on the road
- Chi Cubs is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing Washington
- Washington is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
- Washington is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
- The total has gone OVER in 7 of Washington’s last 10 games
- Washington is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home
Next Betting Matchups
Chicago home to Pittsburgh, Friday, June 17th
Washington at San Diego, Thursday, June 16th