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Edwin Jackson, John Lackey Take Mound in Washington Nationals vs Chicago Cubs Tilt

The Washington Nationals will look to pick up a road win when they take on the Cubs in Chicago at Wrigley Field on Saturday in MLB baseball betting odds action.

The match puts starter Edwin Jackson for the Washington Nationals on the hill facing John Lackey for the Chicago Cubs. Jackson brings a 2-1 mark to the game, while Lackey is 8-9 to date on the season.

Odds Shark computer prediction formulas pick a 4.9-2.7 win for the Cubs on Saturday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Washington Nationals vs Chicago Cubs Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Chicago Cubs sport a record of 57-51 heading into this matchup, while the Washington Nationals sit at 64-43 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Chicago vs Washington injuries news.

It's a MLB baseball betting matchup between the No. 1-rated Chicago Cubs and the league No. 15-ranked Washington Nationals, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

At the plate, Chicago owns the No. 25 ranking for hits at 8.31 per game. By contrast, the Washington Nationals are rated No. 2 in the same category at 9.53 per game.

Chicago owns the No. 8 defense, allowing 4.72 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Washington's No. 12-rated defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Washington got the job done in their last match in a 4-2 victory over Chicago on Friday at Wrigley Field behind starter T Roark.

Betting Trends
  • Washington is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games
  • Washington is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games on the road
  • Washington is 10-4 SU in its last 14 games on the road
  • Chi Cubs is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Chi Cubs is 14-6 SU in its last 20 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Chi Cubs's last 8 games
  • Chi Cubs is 3-8 ATS in its last 11 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Washington at Chicago, Sunday, August 6th