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Cubs face Washington Nationals: MLB odds preview and stats

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July 5, 7:05 PM | GrassNationals Park

Chicago Cubs vs Washington Nationals Odds

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A key battle on the MLB odds menu sees visiting Chicago duelling Washington on Tuesday at Nationals Park.

The Nationals will rely on Ross Detwiler to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Ramon Ortiz will be his counterpart for the Cubs. Ross Detwiler is 0-0 this season, and Ramon Ortiz is 0-0.

View Chi Cubs vs Washington Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the Cubs listed as underdogs of +-140 at most sportsbooks. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 9, depending on the book.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Nationals rated this week at No. 13 and the Cubs sitting at No. 10.

How They Match Up:
On offense, it's a battle between Washington and its National League No. 12-rated batting order, averaging 3.8 runs per nine innings, against the National League's No. 7 lineup of the Cubs at 4 runs per outing.

Comparing defensive stats, Chicago owns the National League's No. 16-rated road mark, allowing 5.1 runs per game on the highway. Washington, on the other hand, rates No. 8 in scoring at home.

Chicago lost its last outing, a 5-4 result against the Nationals on July 4. Bettors who backed the Nationals at -174 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (9) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Chicago lost in extra innings against the Nationals on Monday as Washington edged them 5-4 at Nationals Park.

Chicago Cubs Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
Before playing Washington are 7-3
After playing Washington are 4-6
After a loss are 5-5

Washington Nationals Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 3-7
Before playing Chi Cubs are 3-7
After playing Chi Cubs are 5-5
After a win are 5-5

A few Cubs at Nationals trends to consider:
Chi Cubs are 7-1 SU in their last 8 games when playing on the road against Washington
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chi Cubs' last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Chi Cubs' last 6 games when playing on the road against Washington
Chi Cubs are 11-5 SU in their last 16 games when playing Washington
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Washington's last 6 games when playing at home against Chi Cubs
Washington is 13-3 SU in its last 16 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Washington's last 7 games at home
Washington is 16-7 SU in its last 23 games

Next up:
Chi Cubs at Washington, Wednesday, July 6