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Gio Gonzalez Nationals at Home vs Chicago in MLB Clash

Chicago CubsWashington Nationals
May 12, 1:35 PM | GrassNationals Park

Chicago Cubs vs Washington Nationals Odds

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MLB wagering interest swings to the Washington vs Chicago battle on Sunday at Nationals Park as the Nationals try to defend home turf and reward moneyline bettors.

Scott Feldman gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Cubs on this day; he's 3-3 on the season. The Nationals, meanwhile, will counter with Gio Gonzalez, who will be looking to improve on his 3-2 mark.

View Chi Cubs vs Washington Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Nationals were listed as -180 moneyline favorites earlier in the day at BetOnline, while oddsmakers set the opening total around 7.5 earlier at TopBet.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Nationals rated this week at No. 10 and the Cubs sitting at No. 8.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Washington's No. 12 ranked National League offense (3.6 runs per game) against a Cubs defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 10 in the National League at 4.2 runs allowed per game. The Nationals have been averaging 7.6 hits per game, less than the Cubs have managed so far this season (8.4 hits on average).

Washington owns the National League's No. 5 defense, allowing 3.9 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Chicago's National League No. 10-rated defense.

The Cubs were an 8-2 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Nationals. That made winners of bettors who got Chicago at +181 on the moneyline, while the total score (10) was good news for OVER bettors. Chicago got the job done in their last match in an 8-2 victory over Washington on Saturday at Nationals Park behind starter Edwin Jackson.

Chicago Cubs Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing Colorado are 2-8
After playing Washington are 4-6
After a win are 3-7

Washington Nationals Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 7-3
Before playing LA Dodgers are 2-8
After playing Chi Cubs are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5

A few Cubs at Nationals trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Chi Cubs' last 5 games when playing Washington
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Chi Cubs' last 5 games when playing on the road against Washington
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Chi Cubs' last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 13 of Chi Cubs' last 19 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Washington's last 5 games when playing Chi Cubs
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Washington's last 5 games when playing at home against Chi Cubs
Washington is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Washington's last 6 games

Next up:
Chi Cubs home to Colorado, Monday, May 13
Washington at LA Dodgers, Monday, May 13