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Moneyline Favors Washington Nationals in MLB Battle with Chicago Cubs

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

It's a pitching duel between Jordan Zimmermann for the Washington Nationals (5-2 on the year) and Kyle Hendricks for Chicago Cubs (1-2 so far).

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as MyBookie had set the Washington Nationals as -146 favorites on the moneyline for this contest. The over under was hovering near 7 for betting fans hoping to turn a profit on totals at Bovada.

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 4.5-3.9 victory for 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 Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

30-26 Washington battles the Cubs, currently with a 29-25 mark. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Washington vs Chicago injuries news.

According to MLB Power Rankings here, it's the No. 14-ranked Washington Nationals and the No. 11-rated Chicago Cubs in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

At the plate, Washington owns the No. 18 ranking for hits at 8.43 per game. By contrast, the Chicago Cubs are rated No. 22 in the same category at 8.15 per game.

Chicago brings the No. 11-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Nationals's No. 18-ranked defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Chicago looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Nationals, a 4-2 final on Saturday in support of Jason Hammel at Nationals Park.

Betting Trends
  • The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Chi Cubs's last 12 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chi Cubs's last 7 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Chi Cubs's last 7 games when playing Washington
  • The total has gone OVER in 15 of Chi Cubs's last 22 games when playing on the road against Washington
  • Washington is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • Washington is 10-5 SU in its last 15 games at home
  • Washington is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Washington's last 7 games when playing Chi Cubs

Next Betting Matchups

Chicago at Detroit, Tuesday, June 9th
Washington at New York, Tuesday, June 9th

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