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Wrigley Field Not Kind To The Nationals

The Washington Nationals and Chicago Cubs will take to Wrigley Field in the rubber match of their three-game series Sunday. Though the Nats took the first game in the series, they have struggled in the Windy City, going just 1-5 SU and 2-4 against the runline in their past six games at Wrigley.

Shark Bites
  • Matt Wieters is 16-for-49 with 8 RBIs in his career against Jon Lester.
  • The total has gone UNDER in 7 of the Nationals' last 10 games against the Cubs.
  • The Nationals are 6-2 SU and ATS in their last 8 games during the afternoon.

The Nationals will send highly touted prospect Erick Fedde to the bump for his second major-league start. The rookie struggled in the first start of his career, allowing 10 hits and seven earned runs in four innings of work. It wasn’t all bad in that outing for Fedde, as he did have an impressive second inning where he struck out the side in 15 pitches.

The pitching matchup couldn’t be more one-sided in terms of experience, as the Cubs will start veteran Jon Lester. The lefty has been a steady presence for the Cubbies recently with a 2.77 ERA with opponents batting just .165 in his past four starts. The southpaw didn’t have his best performance in his most recent outing, needing 104 pitches to get through just four innings.

Washington Nationals vs Chicago Cubs Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

58-51 Chicago battles the Nationals, currently with a 64-44 mark. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Chicago vs Washington injuries news.

This game matches up the No. 1 (Chicago Cubs) and the No. 15 (Washington Nationals) teams, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

Statistical Matchup

When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Washington Nationals rank No. 2 at 9.51 hits per game. That compares with the Chicago Cubs No. 25 ranking in that category.

Chicago owns the No. 7 defense, allowing 4.74 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Washington's No. 12-rated defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Nationals were saddled with a loss last time out in Edwin Jackson's start, as they lost 7-4 against Chicago on Saturday at Wrigley Field.

Betting Trends
  • Washington is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington's last 6 games
  • Washington is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Washington is 10-5 SU in its last 15 games on the road
  • Chi Cubs is 15-6 SU in its last 21 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Chi Cubs' last 9 games
  • Chi Cubs is 4-8 ATS in its last 12 games at home
  • Chi Cubs is 10-5 SU in its last 15 games when playing Washington

Next Betting Matchups

Washington home to Miami, Monday, August 7
Chicago at San Francisco, Monday, August 7