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MLB Betting Line Favors the Washington Nationals over the Chicago Cubs

The Washington Nationals pay a visit to Chicago on Tuesday, hoping to shut down the Cubs bats in baseball betting action at Wrigley Field.

Kyle Hendricks will take the mound for the Chicago Cubs, and he'll carry a 1-1 record into the contest. Jordan Zimmermann gets the ball for the Washington Nationals; he's 4-2 so far this season.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 5.3-4.4 result in favor of the Nationals. 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

24-20 Chicago battles the Nationals, currently with a 27-18 mark. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Chicago vs Washington injuries news.

The Chicago Cubs vs Washington Nationals odds would favor the Nationals if the betting lines were set according to our power ranks. Chicago is rated No. 14 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Washington is at No. 1.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Chicago has baseball's No. 17-rated offensive output, at 8.25 hits per game. The Washington Nationals average 8.64 hits per game, good for No. 10 on the list.

Defensively, Washington features the No. 24-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.79 runs per game. Chicago, meanwhile, comes in at No. 26 at home, scoring 3.59 runs per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Washington looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Cubs, a 2-1 final on Monday in support of Tanner Roark at Wrigley Field.

Betting Trends
  • Washington is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 12 of Washington's last 17 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games
  • Washington is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chi Cubs's last 6 games
  • Chi Cubs is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games at home
  • The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Chi Cubs's last 11 games at home
  • Chi Cubs is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing Washington

Next Betting Matchups

Washington at Chicago, Wednesday, May 27th