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Cubs open as moneyline underdog vs Nationals

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July 6, 7:05 PM | GrassNationals Park

Chicago Cubs vs Washington Nationals Odds

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Nationals Park hosts an MLB battle between the Washington Nationals and the visiting Chicago Cubs on Wednesday.

It's a pitching duel between Tom Gorzelanny for the Nationals (2-6 on the year) and Randy Wells for Chicago (1-3 so far).

View Chi Cubs vs Washington Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Cubs were listed as +-150 underdogs on the baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks. The total was set at 9 before betting started earlier on Monday.

Power Rankings:
This game puts the Nationals, most recently No. 13 in the National League Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Cubs, who rate a National League No. 10 in the latest survey.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Washington's No. 12-rated National League offense, averaging 3.8 runs per game, against a Cubs defense that ranks No. 15 in the National League at 4.9 in runs allowed per game. The Nationals have averaged 7.8 hits per game so far, less than Cubs batters have averaged on the year (9 hits per game).

Washington owns the National League's No. 6 defense, allowing 3.9 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Chicago's National League No. 15-rated defense.

In their last action, Chicago was a 3-2 loser on the road against the Nationals. Bettors on Washington at -124 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. Chicago suffered a 3-2 loss against Washington on Tuesday, as Ramon Ortiz wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Nationals Park.

Chicago Cubs Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 3-7
Before playing Washington are 6-4
After playing Washington are 4-6
After a loss are 5-5

Washington Nationals Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
Before playing Chi Cubs are 4-6
After playing Chi Cubs are 6-4
After a win are 5-5

A few Cubs at Nationals trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Chi Cubs' last 7 games
Chi Cubs are 7-2 SU in their last 9 games when playing on the road against Washington
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Chi Cubs' last 7 games when playing on the road against Washington
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Chi Cubs' last 9 games when playing Washington
Washington is 14-3 SU in its last 17 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Washington's last 8 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Washington's last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Washington's last 7 games when playing at home against Chi Cubs

Next up:
Chi Cubs at Washington, Thursday, July 7

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