Edwin Jackson, Stephen Strasburg take mound in Nationals vs Cubs tilt
Chicago Cubs vs Washington Nationals Odds
The Washington Nationals look to emerge victorious in MLB odds action as the Cubs arrive at Nationals Park on Saturday.
Washington sends Stephen Strasburg out against Edwin Jackson for the Cubs in this game. Strasburg is 1-4 with a 3.45 ERA on the season, while Jackson is 0-5 on the year and has a 6.39 ERA.
Those who planned on backing the visitors in this one found the Cubs listed as underdogs of +-230 at most sportsbooks, including Bovada. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 7, check for updates at 5Dimes.
This game puts the Nationals, most recently No. 10 in the National League Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Cubs, who rate a National League No. 8 in the latest survey.
How They Match Up:
At the plate, Washington owns the No. 14 ranking for hits in the National League at 7.6 per game. By contrast, the Cubs are rated No. 8 in the same category at 8.3 per game.
Defensively, Chicago features the National League's No. 3-rated defense on the road, allowing 3.7 runs per game. Washington, meanwhile, comes in at No. 13 in the National League at home, scoring 3.8 runs per game.
Chicago was a 7-3 loser in its last match on the road against the Nationals. They lost as +118 underdogs, while the total score of 10 made winners of OVER bettors. Chicago looks to rebound from a loss to the Nationals, who beat them 7-3 on Friday behind a start from Ross Detwiler at Nationals Park.
Chicago Cubs Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Washington are 1-9
After playing Washington are 4-6
After a loss are 5-5
Washington Nationals Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 9-1
Before playing Chi Cubs are 9-1
After playing Chi Cubs are 5-5
After a win are 7-3
A few Cubs at Nationals trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Chi Cubs' last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Chi Cubs' last 7 games when playing on the road against Washington
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chi Cubs' last 5 games when playing Washington
The total has gone UNDER in 13 of Chi Cubs' last 18 games on the road
Washington is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Washington is 5-0 SU in their last 5 games when playing Chi Cubs
Washington is 5-0 SU in their last 5 games when playing at home against Chi Cubs
Washington is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
Chi Cubs at Washington, Sunday, May 12