Gio Gonzalez out to silence Cubs bats in MLB contest
Chicago Cubs vs Washington Nationals Odds
Chicago pays a visit to Washington on Wednesday, hoping to shut down the Nationals bats in baseball action at Nationals Park.
The Nationals will rely on Gio Gonzalez to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Chris Volstad will be his counterpart for the Cubs. Gio Gonzalez is 17-7 this season, and Chris Volstad is 2-9.
Washington opened as -240 moneyline favorites in this baseball match, based on the starting pitcher matchup. That pairing made odds makers settle on an opening over under number of 7.5.
This game puts the Nationals, most recently No. 2 in the National League Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Cubs, who rate a National League No. 15 in the latest survey.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Cubs rank No. 15 in the National League at 8 hits per game. That compares with Washington’s No. 4 ranking in that category.
Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Washington has the National League's No. 1-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Cubs own the National League's No. 14 mark in runs allowed.
Chicago was a 11-5 loser in its last match on the road against the Nationals. They lost as +190 underdogs, while the total score of 16 made winners of OVER bettors. Chicago suffered a 11-5 loss against Washington on Tuesday, as Chris Rusin wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Nationals Park.
Chicago Cubs Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing Washington are 1-9
After playing Washington are 4-6
After a loss are 3-7
Washington Nationals Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 9-1
Before playing Chi Cubs are 9-1
After playing Chi Cubs are 4-6
After a win are 7-3
A few Cubs at Nationals trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Chi Cubs' last 8 games when playing Washington
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Chi Cubs' last 11 games when playing on the road against Washington
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Chi Cubs' last 9 games on the road
Chi Cubs are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games
Washington is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
Washington is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
Washington is 5-1 SU in their last 6 games when playing at home against Chi Cubs
Washington is 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing Chi Cubs
Chi Cubs at Washington, Thursday, September 6