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MLB BASEBALL

Chicago Cubs vs. Washington Nationals

A winning streak will be on the line for the Washington Nationals on Saturday when they battle the Chicago Cubs at Nationals Park.

Righthander Edwin Jackson will take the mound for the Cubs to start this game. Jackson is 0-5 this season with a 6.39 ERA.

Starting this game for the Nationals will be Stephen Strasburg. The righthander has a 3.45 ERA to go along with a 1-4 record this season.

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.

Current streak:
Chicago has lost 2 straight games.
Washington has won 5 straight games.

Team records:
Chicago: 13-22 SU
Washington: 20-15 SU

Chicago most recently:
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 most recently:
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 trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Chi Cubs's last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Chi Cubs's last 7 games when playing on the road against Washington
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chi Cubs's last 5 games when playing Washington
The total has gone UNDER in 13 of Chi Cubs's 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

Next up:
Washington home to Chi Cubs, Sunday, May 12