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Scherzer Dominates At Wrigley Field

The Washington Nationals continue their four-game series with the Chicago Cubs Friday and we will see Max Scherzer looking to continue his excellent play in the Windy City. In three career trips to Wrigley Field, Scherzer is 1-0 with a 1.42 ERA and has not allowed a home run across 19.0 innings. In Scherzer's last outing at Wrigley Field, which was last season, he threw seven hitless innings while striking out 13.

Shark Bites
  • Ben Revere is expected to be back in the lineup for the Nationals after being on the DL for a month.
  • The UNDER is 7-2 in the past nine meetings between the Cubs and Nationals.
  • John Lackey is 1-0 with a 3.86 ERA in four career starts vs the Nationals.

The Cubs will counter by sending John Lackey to the mound, who has been largely inconsistent. Lackey has had two outings in which he has allowed six earned runs, and three games where allowed two or fewer this season.

The first game in the series saw the Nationals held to two runs for just the second time in their past 11 games. After a slump that saw him reach base just six times across seven games, Bryce Harper has gone 3-for-5 with three walks in the past two games.

Washington Nationals vs Chicago Cubs Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

21-6 Chicago battles the Nationals, currently with a 19-9 mark. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Chicago vs Washington injuries news.

The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Chicago Cubs rated this week at No. 1 and the Washington Nationals sitting at No. 4.

Statistical Matchup

When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Washington Nationals rank No. 18 at 8.14 hits per game. That compares with the Chicago Cubs No. 10 ranking in that category.

Washington brings the No. 2-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Cubs's No. 1-ranked defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Washington looks to rebound from a loss to the Cubs, who beat them 5-2 on Thursday behind a start from K Hendricks at Wrigley Field.

Betting Trends
  • Washington is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
  • Washington is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 15 of Washington's last 22 games on the road
  • Washington is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Chi Cubs
  • Chi Cubs is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Chi Cubs's last 7 games
  • Chi Cubs is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 8 of Chi Cubs's last 12 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Washington at Chicago, Saturday, May 7th