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Nationals open as moneyline underdog vs Cubs

Washington NationalsChicago Cubs
Aug 10, 8:05 PM | GrassWrigley Field

Washington Nationals vs Chicago Cubs Odds

56-59TEAM RECORD49-67

Baseball bettors look for value at Wrigley Field on Wednesday as host Chicago battles the Washington Nationals in baseball odds action.

The match puts starter Ross Detwiler for the Nationals on the hill facing Rodrigo Lopez for the Cubs. Detwiler brings a 1-1 mark to the game, while Lopez is 2-2 to date on the season.

View Washington vs Chi Cubs Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Cubs were listed as -125 moneyline favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark, while oddsmakers set the opening total around 999 earlier on Monday.

Power Rankings:
This game matches up the No. 12 (Cubs) and the No. 16 (Nationals) teams in their respective leagues, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Nationals rank No. 15 in the National League at 8 hits per game. That compares with Chicago’s No. 5 ranking in that category.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Chicago has the National League's No. 15-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Nationals own the National League's No. 6 mark in runs allowed.

In their last action, Washington was a 3-1 winner on the road against the Cubs. Bettors on Washington at +145 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (4) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. The Nationals grabbed a win last time out, defeating Matt Garza and the Cubs 3-1 on Tuesday at Wrigley Field.

Washington Nationals Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
Before playing Chi Cubs are 5-5
After playing Chi Cubs are 6-4
After a win are 4-6

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

A few Nationals at Cubs trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Washington's last 5 games when playing on the road against Chi Cubs
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Washington's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games
Washington is 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing Chi Cubs
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chi Cubs' last 5 games when playing at home against Washington
Chi Cubs are 7-2 SU in their last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Chi Cubs' last 11 games
Chi Cubs are 5-2 SU in their last 7 games at home

Next up:
Washington at Chi Cubs, Thursday, August 11