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Can Struggling Cubs Turn It Around Against Nats?

After splitting a weekend series with the Miami Marlins, the Chicago Cubs find themselves just one game over .500. The team many thought would be a World Series contender has gone 8-10 in its past 18 games and has won back-to-back games only twice in that span. Maybe a series with the Washington Nationals will cure what ails Chicago, as the Cubbies are 7-2 in their past nine against the Nats.

  • Anthony Rizzo is 2-for-20 with 6 strikeouts in his career against Gio Gonzalez.
  • The Nationals are 8-3 SU in their last 11 games when opening a series.
  • The Cubs are 1-5 SU and ATS in their last 6 games as underdog.

Eddie Butler will get the start for the Cubs with the righty coming off his worst outing of the year. Butler had control issues and threw 92 pitches in just four innings against the San Diego Padres on Wednesday. All things considered, Butler has been a steady middle-of-the-rotation arm with a 4.19 ERA on the year as a whole but his best performances came right after being called up from Triple-A.

The Nats will send lefty Gio Gonzalez to the mound with the hopes he can continue his stellar play. Gonzalez has the second-best ERA of his career and, though his strikeout numbers are down slightly, has been giving up the fewest hits per nine innings since his Cy Young-contending 2012 campaign. The nine-year veteran has been a smoke show at Nationals Park this season with a 1.66 ERA in seven home outings.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had installed the Washington Nationals as -145 moneyline favorites in this particular MLB betting odds matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 9.5 before betting at 5Dimes started to move the line.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 4.4-4.3 result in favor of the Nationals. 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

Washington (45-30) will face the 38-37 Cubs in this tilt. 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. 4 (Chicago Cubs) teams, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

Statistical Matchup

When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Chicago Cubs rank No. 28 at 8.12 hits per game. That compares with the Washington Nationals No. 1 ranking in that category.

Defensively, Chicago features the No. 10-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.32 runs per game. Washington, meanwhile, comes in at No. 5 at home, scoring 5.63 runs per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Chicago didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 4-2 to Miami on Sunday at Marlins Park.

The Nationals were saddled with a loss last time out in Tanner Roark's start, as they lost 6-2 against Cincinnati on Sunday at Nationals Park.

Betting Trends
  • The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Chi Cubs's last 9 games
  • Chi Cubs is 5-13 ATS in its last 18 games on the road
  • Chi Cubs is 5-13 SU in its last 18 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chi Cubs's last 6 games on the road
  • Washington is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 10 of Washington's last 13 games
  • Washington is 2-7 ATS in its last 9 games at home
  • Washington is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Chicago at Washington, Tuesday, June 27th