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Chicago sends Jeff Samardzija vs Jordan Zimmermann in Cubs vs Nationals game

Washington NationalsChicago Cubs
Aug 19, 8:05 PM | GrassWrigley Field

Washington Nationals vs Chicago Cubs Odds

60-63TEAM RECORD53-70

The Chicago Cubs look to emerge victorious in MLB odds action as the Nationals arrive at Wrigley Field on Monday.

For the Cubs, Jeff Samardzija gets the ball, charged with keeping the Nationals hitters off the base paths. He'll face Jordan Zimmermann, 14-6 on the year.

View Washington vs Chi Cubs Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to back visiting Washington before the first pitch in this match found them as 125-moneyline favorites earlier today at Bovada. They saw the total of 7.5 earlier at TopBet.

Power Rankings:
The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Cubs at No. 12 in the National League and the Nationals at No. 8 in the National League heading into this contest.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Chicago's No. 12 ranked National League offense (3.8 runs per game) against a Nationals defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 6 in the National League at 4 runs allowed per game. The Cubs have been averaging 8.1 hits per game, less than the Nationals have managed so far this season (8.2 hits on average).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Chicago has the National League's No. 9-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Nationals own the National League's No. 6 mark in runs allowed.

In their last action, Washington was a 2-1 loser on the road against the Braves. Bettors on Atlanta at -124 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. The Nationals were saddled with a loss last time out in Gio Gonzalez's start, as they lost 2-1 against Atlanta on Sunday at Turner Field.

Chicago was a 6-1 loser in its last match at home against the Cardinals. They lost as +162 underdogs, while the total score of 7 made winners of UNDER bettors. Chicago suffered a 6-1 loss against St. Louis on Sunday, as Edwin Jackson wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Wrigley Field.

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

Chicago Cubs Trends:
When playing on Monday are 3-7
Before playing Washington are 2-8
After playing St. Louis are 4-6
After a loss are 3-7

A few Nationals at Cubs trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Washington's last 10 games when playing on the road against Chi Cubs
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Washington's last 6 games when playing Chi Cubs
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Washington's last 15 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Washington's last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Chi Cubs' last 10 games when playing at home against Washington
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Chi Cubs' last 9 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chi Cubs' last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Chi Cubs' last 6 games when playing Washington

Next up:
Washington at Chi Cubs, Tuesday, August 20

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