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Moneyline Favors Washington Nationals in MLB Battle with Chicago Cubs

Chicago Cubs

vs

Washington Nationals
Saturday, July 05, 2014 4:05 PM ET
Nationals Park

The Washington Nationals will look to bolster their win total and reward those moneyline betting when the Chicago Cubs invade Nationals Park on Saturday.

Jeff Samardzija gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Chicago Cubs on this Saturday; he's 2-7 on the season. The Washington Nationals, meanwhile, will counter with Gio Gonzalez, who will be looking to improve on his 5-4 mark.

Chicago Cubs vs Washington Nationals Opening Odds and Betting Line

Baseball betting odds makers, including 5Dimes, opened the Washington Nationals as -152 moneyline favorites in this matchup. Over under total bettors saw the number open at 7 at shops such as BetOnline.

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Computer Prediction: Chicago Cubs vs Washington Nationals Pick

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 4.4-3.9 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

Washington (46-39) will face the 38-46 Cubs in this tilt. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Washington vs Chicago injuries news.

The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Washington Nationals at No. 1 and the Chicago Cubs at No. 19 heading into this contest.

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How Chicago Cubs vs Washington Nationals Stats Matchup

The game also pits Washington Nationals No. 17-rated offense, averaging 4.05 runs per game, against a Chicago Cubs defense that ranks No. 10 at 3.92 in runs allowed per game. The Washington Nationals have averaged 8.33 hits per game so far, more than Chicago Cubs batters have averaged on the year (8.04 hits per game).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Washington has the No. 4-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Cubs own the No. 10 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Last time out for Chicago, they were a 7-2 winner as they battled the Nationals on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Cubs at +150 were rewarded, while the 9 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Chicago got the job done in their last match in a 7-2 victory over Washington on Friday at Nationals Park behind starter Jason Hammel.

Chicago Cubs vs Washington Nationals Betting Odds Trends

Chi Cubs is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Chi Cubs is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Chi Cubs's last 7 games when playing Washington
Chi Cubs is 4-8 SU in its last 12 games when playing on the road against Washington
Washington is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Washington's last 9 games
Washington is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Washington's last 7 games when playing Chi Cubs

Next Betting Matchups

Chicago at Washington, Sunday, July 6th

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