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Washington NationalsChicago Cubs
Aug 20, 8:05 PM | GrassWrigley Field

Washington Nationals vs Chicago Cubs Odds

60-64TEAM RECORD54-70

The Chicago Cubs host Washington on Tuesday, looking to build on their 54-70 mark against the 60-64 Nationals in MLB betting action at Wrigley Field.

Chicago sends Chris Rusin out against Dan Haren for the Nationals in this game. Rusin is 2-2 with a 3.06 ERA on the season, while Haren is 7-11 on the year and has a 4.82 ERA.

View Washington vs Chi Cubs Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the MLB moneyline for this matchup, Chicago sat as +112 underdogs earlier in the day at Bovada. The total was set at 7.5, according to 5Dimes.

Power Rankings:
This game puts the Cubs, most recently No. 12 in the National League Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Nationals, who rate a National League No. 8 in the latest survey.

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How They Match Up:
At the plate, Chicago owns the No. 13 ranking for hits in the National League at 8.1 per game. By contrast, the Nationals are rated No. 14 in the same category at 8.1 per game.

Defensively, Washington features the National League's No. 11-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.3 runs per game. Chicago, meanwhile, comes in at No. 6 in the National League at home, scoring 4.2 runs per game.

In their last action, Washington was a 11-1 loser on the road against the Cubs. Bettors on Chicago at +127 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (12) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. Washington was routed on Monday at Wrigley Field, having a 11-1 loss put on them by the Chicago Cubs in baseball betting action.

Washington Nationals Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 7-3
Before playing Chi Cubs are 8-2
After playing Chi Cubs are 5-5
After a loss are 4-6

Chicago Cubs Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 0-10
Before playing Washington are 1-9
After playing Washington are 5-5
After a win are 3-7

A few Nationals at Cubs trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Washington's last 7 games when playing Chi Cubs
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Washington's last 11 games when playing on the road against Chi Cubs
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Washington's last 16 games on the road
Washington is 2-4 SU in their last 6 games when playing on the road against Chi Cubs
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Chi Cubs' last 7 games when playing Washington
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Chi Cubs' last 11 games when playing at home against Washington
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chi Cubs' last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chi Cubs' last 5 games at home

Next up:
Washington at Chi Cubs, Wednesday, August 21

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