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Chicago Cubs vs. Washington Nationals

The Washington Nationals will be trying to extend a winning streak on Friday when they take on the Chicago Cubs at Nationals Park.

The Cubs will give the ball to starter Jeff Samardzija in this one. Righthander Samardzija is 1-4 this season with a 3.09 ERA.

The Nationals will counter Samardzija with Ross Detwiler. Lefthander Detwiler has a 2.50 ERA to go along with a 1-3 record this season.

Chicago lost its last outing, a 5-4 result against the Cardinals on May 8. Bettors who backed the Cardinals at -117 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (9) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

Washington won its last outing, a 5-4 result against the Tigers on May 9. Bettors who backed the Nationals at +109 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (9) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

Current streak:
Washington has won 4 straight games.

Team records:
Chicago: 13-21 SU
Washington: 19-15 SU

Chicago most recently:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Washington are 1-9
After playing St. Louis are 4-6
After a loss are 5-5

Washington most recently:
When playing on Friday are 7-3
Before playing Chi Cubs are 9-1
After playing Detroit are 4-6
After a win are 6-4

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Chi Cubs's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chi Cubs's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Chi Cubs's last 6 games when playing on the road against Washington
Chi Cubs are 4-2 SU in their last 6 games on the road
Washington is 7-1 SU in their last 8 games when playing at home against Chi Cubs
Washington is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
Washington is 6-1 SU in their last 7 games when playing Chi Cubs
Washington is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home

Next up:
Washington home to Chi Cubs, Saturday, May 11