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Cubs Have Been Owning Nationals

You would think one team that could stand up to the powerhouse Chicago Cubs this season would be the Washington Nationals, but that has not been the case. The Cubs hosted the Nats in a four-game set in early May – a series that Chicago swept while outscoring Washington 25-16. The top two teams in the National League renew acquaintances when they kick off a series Monday at Nationals Park.

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  • The OVER is 6-0 in the Nationals’ past six games at Nationals Park.
  • The Cubs are 10-1 in their past 11 games on Monday.
  • Max Scherzer has a career 2.58 ERA in six outings against the Cubs.

Kyle Hendricks goes without much attention thanks to pitching in a stacked rotation, but the Dartmouth grad has been one of the most consistent pitchers in baseball. Hendricks has surrendered two runs or less in eight of his 11 starts this season – including each of his past four.

Max Scherzer will get the start for the Nats, as he looks to avenge his worst outing of the season. In Scherzer’s first start against the Cubs this season he went 5.0 innings while allowing seven hits and seven earned runs. The strikeout machine has allowed two or fewer runs in five of his past six starts.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as MyBookie had set the Washington Nationals as -140 favorites on the moneyline for this contest. The over under was hovering near 7 for betting fans hoping to turn a profit on totals at Bovada.

Odds Shark computer prediction formulas pick a 4.7-3.8 win for the Nationals on Monday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Chicago Cubs vs Washington Nationals Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Washington Nationals bring a 39-24 record to the battle against the 43-18 Cubs. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Washington vs Chicago injuries news.

This game matches up the No. 6 (Washington Nationals) and the No. 1 (Chicago Cubs) teams, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

Statistical Matchup

At the plate, Washington owns the No. 16 ranking for hits at 8.48 per game. By contrast, the Chicago Cubs are rated No. 12 in the same category at 8.7 per game.

Defensively, Chicago features the No. 1-rated defense on the road, allowing 2.87 runs per game. Washington, meanwhile, comes in at No. 18 at home, scoring 4.03 runs per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Chicago routed Atlanta on Sunday by a 13-2 score at Turner Field, plating runs all day in baseball betting action.

The Nationals grabbed a win last time out, defeating Adam Morgan and the Phillies 5-4 on Sunday at Nationals Park.

Betting Trends
  • Chi Cubs is 14-4 SU in its last 18 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chi Cubs's last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Chi Cubs's last 16 games
  • Chi Cubs is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games on the road
  • Washington is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Washington is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 7 of Washington's last 8 games
  • Washington is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Chicago at Washington, Tuesday, June 14th