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Chicago Cubs host Washington Nationals in baseball action

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April 8, 2:20 PM | GrassWrigley Field

Washington Nationals vs Chicago Cubs Odds

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The Cubs get a visit from the Washington Nationals in baseball action on Sunday, with the home side looking to send the visitors to the showers with a loss.

Washington puts its faith in starter Jordan Zimmermann to earn a win and boost his personal mark of 0-0. Getting the ball for the Cubs is Jeff Samardzija, who owns a 0-0 record on the season with a 0.00 ERA.

View Washington vs Chi Cubs Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had set the Cubs as +115 underdogs on the opening moneyline for this contest. The over under opened at 999 for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals.

Power Rankings:
It's a baseball betting matchup between the National League No. 9-rated Cubs and the league No. 15-ranked Nationals, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Chicago's No. 12 ranked National League offense (2.5 runs per game) against a Nationals defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 4 in the National League at 2.5 runs allowed per game. The Cubs have been averaging 7 hits per game, less than the Nationals have managed so far this season (8 hits on average).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Chicago has the National League's No. 12-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Nationals own the National League's No. 4 mark in runs allowed.

In their last action, Washington was a 7-4 winner on the road against the Cubs. Bettors on Washington at +110 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (11) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. Washington rolled to a 7-4 win against Chicago on Saturday, as Gio Gonzalez and the Nationals' bats led the team to victory at Wrigley Field.

Washington Nationals Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 3-7
Before playing NY Mets are 6-4
After playing Chi Cubs are 5-5
After a win are 7-3

Chicago Cubs Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 3-7
Before playing Milwaukee are 2-8
After playing Washington are 4-6
After a loss are 5-5

A few Nationals at Cubs trends to consider:
Washington is 12-1 SU in its last 13 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Washington's last 9 games when playing on the road against Chi Cubs
Washington is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games when playing Chi Cubs
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Chi Cubs' last 9 games when playing at home against Washington
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Chi Cubs' last 7 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chi Cubs' last 5 games when playing Washington
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Chi Cubs' last 13 games

Next up:
Washington at NY Mets, Monday, April 9
Chi Cubs home to Milwaukee, Monday, April 9

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