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MLB BASEBALL

Washington Nationals vs. Chicago Cubs

The Chicago Cubs will be fighting to snap a losing streak on Monday when they take on the Washington Nationals at Wrigley Field.

Righthander Jordan Zimmermann will take the mound for the Nationals to start this game. Zimmermann is 14-6 this season with a 3.02 ERA.

Starting this game for the Cubs will be Jeff Samardzija. The righthander has a 4.29 ERA to go along with a 6-11 record this season.

In their last action, Washington was a 2-1 loser on the road against the Braves. Bettors on Atlanta at -124 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

Chicago was a 6-1 loser in its last match at home against the Cardinals. They lost as +162 underdogs, while the total score of 7 made winners of UNDER bettors.

Current streak:
Chicago has lost 2 straight games.

Team records:
Washington: 60-63 SU
Chicago: 53-70 SU

Washington most recently:
When playing on Monday are 3-7
Before playing Chi Cubs are 8-2
After playing Atlanta are 4-6
After a loss are 5-5

Chicago most recently:
When playing on Monday are 3-7
Before playing Washington are 2-8
After playing St. Louis are 4-6
After a loss are 3-7

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Washington's last 10 games when playing on the road against Chi Cubs
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Washington's last 6 games when playing Chi Cubs
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Washington's last 15 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Washington's last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Chi Cubs's last 10 games when playing at home against Washington
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Chi Cubs's last 9 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chi Cubs's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Chi Cubs's last 6 games when playing Washington

Next up:
Chi Cubs home to Washington, Tuesday, August 20