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MLB Betting Line Favors the Washington Nationals over the Chicago Cubs

Chicago Cubs

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Washington Nationals
Friday, July 04, 2014 11:05 AM ET
Nationals Park

Those betting on MLB baseball odds will look to pick a winner at Nationals Park on Friday as the host Washington Nationals battle the Chicago Cubs in baseball betting odds action.

Washington sends Tanner Roark out against Jason Hammel for the Chicago Cubs in this game. Roark is 7-5 with a 2.98 ERA on the season, while Hammel is 7-5 on the year and has a 2.98 ERA.

Chicago Cubs vs Washington Nationals Opening Odds and Betting Line

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had installed the Washington Nationals as -158 moneyline favorites in this particular MLB betting odds matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 7.5 before betting at 5Dimes started to move the line.

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Computer Prediction: Chicago Cubs vs Washington Nationals Pick

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 4.4-3.8 result in favor of the Nationals. 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 Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Washington Nationals sport a record of 46-38 heading into this matchup, while the Chicago Cubs sit at 37-46 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Washington vs Chicago injuries news.

It's a MLB baseball betting matchup between the No. 1-rated Washington Nationals and the league No. 19-ranked Chicago Cubs, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

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How Chicago Cubs vs Washington Nationals Stats Matchup

Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features the Washington Nationals No. 16-ranked scoring average of 4.07 runs per game, against a Chicago Cubs offense rated No. 21 and scoring 3.89 runs per game. The Nationals have averaged 8.35 hits per game to date this season, more than the Cubs hitters have managed (7.96 per nine innings).

Comparing defensive stats, Chicago owns the No. 12-rated road mark, allowing 4.14 runs per game on the highway. Washington, on the other hand, rates No. 10 in scoring at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Chicago won its last outing, a 16-9 result against the Red Sox on July 2. Bettors who backed the Cubs at +171 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (25) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Chicago got the job done in their last match in a 16-9 victory over Boston on Wednesday at Fenway Park behind starter Travis Wood.

Washington was a 4-3 winner in its last match at home against the Rockies. They won as -185 favorites, while the total score of 7 made winners of UNDER bettors. Washington rolled to a 4-3 win against Colorado on Wednesday, as Doug Fister and the Nationals' bats led the team to victory at Nationals Park.

Chicago Cubs vs Washington Nationals Betting Odds Trends

Chi Cubs is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
Chi Cubs is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Chi Cubs is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games when playing Washington
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Chi Cubs's last 6 games when playing Washington
Washington is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Washington is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Washington is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing Chi Cubs
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Washington's last 6 games when playing Chi Cubs

Next Betting Matchups

Chicago at Washington, Saturday, July 5th