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Cubs face Washington Nationals: MLB odds preview and stats

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Sep 4, 7:05 PM | GrassNationals Park

Chicago Cubs vs Washington Nationals Odds

51-83TEAM RECORD82-52

The visiting Cubs hope for a solid performance on Tuesday as they look to steal a win at Nationals Park against the Washington Nationals.

The Nationals will rely on Edwin Jackson to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Chris Rusin will be his counterpart for the Cubs. Edwin Jackson is 8-9 this season, and Chris Rusin is 0-1.

View Chi Cubs vs Washington Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to back visiting Chicago before the first pitch in this match will find them as +-205-moneyline underdogs. They will see an opening total of 8.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Nationals rated this week at No. 2 and the Cubs sitting at No. 15.

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How They Match Up:
At the plate, Washington owns the No. 4 ranking for hits in the National League at 9 per game. By contrast, the Cubs are rated No. 15 in the same category at 8 per game.

Chicago brings the National League's No. 13-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Nationals' league No. 1-ranked defense.

In their last action, Chicago was a 2-1 loser on the road against the Nationals. Bettors on Washington at -185 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. Chicago didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 2-1 to Washington on Monday at Nationals Park.

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

Washington Nationals Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
Before playing Chi Cubs are 8-2
After playing Chi Cubs are 4-6
After a win are 6-4

A few Cubs at Nationals trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Chi Cubs' last 7 games when playing Washington
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Chi Cubs' last 10 games when playing on the road against Washington
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Chi Cubs' last 13 games
Chi Cubs are 8-4 SU in their last 12 games when playing on the road against Washington
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Washington's last 7 games when playing Chi Cubs
Washington is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Washington is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
Washington is 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing at home against Chi Cubs

Next up:
Chi Cubs at Washington, Wednesday, September 5

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