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Chien-Ming Wang, Matt Garza take mound in Cubs vs Nationals tilt

Washington NationalsChicago Cubs
Aug 9, 8:05 PM | GrassWrigley Field

Washington Nationals vs Chicago Cubs Odds

55-59TEAM RECORD49-66

The Chicago Cubs host Washington on Tuesday, looking to build on their 49-66 mark against the 55-59 Nationals in MLB betting action at Wrigley Field.

Matt Garza will take the mound for Chicago, and he'll carry a 5-8 record into the contest. Chien-Ming Wang gets the ball for Washington; he's 0-2 so far this season.

View Washington vs Chi Cubs Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening MLB line for this matchup, Chicago sat as -129 favorites. The total was set at 999.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the National League's No. 16-rated Nationals taking on the National League's No. 12-rated Cubs in this contest.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Chicago's No. 8 ranked National League offense (4.1 runs per game) against a Nationals defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 7 in the National League at 4.1 runs allowed per game. The Cubs have been averaging 9 hits per game, more than the Nationals have managed so far this season (8.1 hits on average).

Defensively, Washington features the National League's No. 13-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.6 runs per game. Chicago, meanwhile, comes in at No. 8 in the National League at home, scoring 4.2 runs per game.

A few Nationals at Cubs trends to consider:
Washington is 2-3-1 SU in its last 6 games ,
Washington is 2-4-1 SU in its last 7 games ,on the road
Chi Cubs7-1-1 SU in their last 9 games
Chi Cubs5-1-1 SU in their last 7 games at home
Chi Cubs are 1-3-1 SU in their last 5 games ,when playing Washington
Chi Cubs are 1-3-1 SU in their last 5 games ,when playing at home against Washington

Next up:
Washington at Chi Cubs, Wednesday, August 10