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Chicago Cubs take on Nationals in baseball test

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July 4, 1:05 PM | GrassNationals Park

Chicago Cubs vs Washington Nationals Odds

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Baseball bettors look for value at Nationals Park on Monday as host Washington battles the Chicago Cubs in baseball odds action.

Washington sends Jordan Zimmermann out against Casey Coleman for the Cubs in this game. Zimmermann is 5-7 with a 2.63 ERA on the season, while Coleman is 2-4 on the year and has a 7.32 ERA.

View Chi Cubs vs Washington Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Washington opened as -150 moneyline favorites in this baseball match, based on the starting pitcher matchup. That pairing made odds makers settle on an opening over under number of 7.5.

Power Rankings:
The Nationals - Cubs odds would favor the Cubs if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Washington is rated No. 12 in the current National League Odds Shark poll, while Chicago is at No. 11 in the National League.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Washington's No. 12 ranked National League offense (3.8 runs per game) against a Cubs defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 15 in the National League at 4.9 runs allowed per game. The Nationals have been averaging 7.7 hits per game, less than the Cubs have managed so far this season (9 hits on average).

Defensively, Chicago features the National League's No. 16-rated defense on the road, allowing 5.1 runs per game. Washington, meanwhile, comes in at No. 8 in the National League at home, scoring 4 runs per game.

Chicago was a 3-1 winner in its last match at home against the White Sox. They won as +120 underdogs, while the total score of 4 made winners of UNDER bettors. Chicago looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the White Sox, a 3-1 final on Sunday in support of Rodrigo Lopez at Wrigley Field.

In their last action, Washington was a 10-2 loser at home against the Pirates. Bettors on Pittsburgh at +137 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (12) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. Washington didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 10-2 to Pittsburgh on Sunday at Nationals Park.

Chicago Cubs Trends:
When playing on Monday are 4-6
Before playing Washington are 7-3
After playing Chi White Sox are 4-6
After a win are 3-7

Washington Nationals Trends:
When playing on Monday are 6-4
Before playing Chi Cubs are 3-7
After playing Pittsburgh are 5-5
After a loss are 7-3

A few Cubs at Nationals trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chi Cubs' last 5 games
Chi Cubs are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games when playing on the road against Washington
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chi Cubs' last 5 games when playing on the road against Washington
Chi Cubs are 11-4 SU in their last 15 games when playing Washington
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Washington's last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games when playing at home against Chi Cubs
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games
Washington is 12-3 SU in its last 15 games at home

Next up:
Chi Cubs at Washington, Tuesday, July 5

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