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Cubs Visit Nationals Monday Night

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Cubs and Nationals Meet in First of Four in Series

The Chicago Cubs and the Washington Nationals open a four game series on Monday when they battle at Nationals Park. The game will be televised regionally on MLB Network. First pitch should be around 7:05 EST.

This early season series last year, played in May, turned the seasons around for both these teams. The Cubs walked Nationals prima donna, Bryce Harper 13 times. It got in Harpers’ feeble mind. As a result the Cubs went on to win the World Series and Harper tailed off the rest of the season. The crybabby hit just .243 with 24 homers after he hit .330 with 42 creatures in 2015.

The Cubs will pin their hopes on the pitching of right hander Eddie Butler in this game. Butler has a 3-2 record and a 4.19 ERA this season. Butler is excited about this start. It is only four hours from his childhood home in the Tidewater region of Virginia. He played in college at Radford as well. It is a member of the Big South Conference based in southwest Virginia.

Gio Gonzalez will start for the Nationals. Left hander Gonzalez is 7-1 with a 2.96 ERA so far this season. Gonzalez is 3-2 with a 3.93 ERA in nine career starts against the Cubs. Last year he was 0-0 with a 6.00 ERA in two starts against Chicago. Cubs hitters are  hitting only 20-for-97 (.206) against Gonzalez. That includes outfielder Jason Heyward (8-for-37, .216), who just went on the disabled list. Anthony Rizzo, a lefthander, is just 2-for-20 against Gonzalez. Rizzo has been batting leadoff for the Cubs lately. That could change with Gonzalez on the mound.

Oddsmakers opened the Nationals as -145-moneyline favorites versus the Cubs, while the game’s total opened at 9.5. The Nationals are now -150-moneyline favorites and the total is at 10.

Both Teams Coming Off Losses

Washington lost its last outing, a 6-2 result against the Cincinnati Reds on June 25. Bettors who backed the Reds at 142 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (8) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

In their last action, Chicago was a 4-2 loser on the road against the Miami Marlins. Bettors on Miami at 131 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (6) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

Recent Form

Team record money vs LHP vs RHP Fave Dog O/U Diff
Chi Cubs 38-37 -$1,200.00 12-6 26-31 36-32 2-5 36-36-3 0.32
Washington 45-30 $274.00 7-5 38-25 39-23 6-7 39-33-3 1.17
Pitchers Last 3 Starts
E Butler (3-2) ERA: 4.19
event date Opponent Result score OU Result ip money
Jun 21, 2017 SD L 2-3 U 4 -$100.00
Jun 16, 2017 PIT W 9-5 O 5.2 $93.00
Jun 10, 2017 COL L 1-9 U 5 -$100.00

G Gonzalez (7-1) ERA: 2.96

event date Opponent Result score OU Result ip money
Jun 20, 2017 MIA W 12-3 O 7 $80.00
Jun 15, 2017 NYM W 8-3 O 7 $84.00
Jun 10, 2017 TEX L 3-6 U 6 -$100.00

Bullpen

Chi Cubs’s relievers have pitched 6 innings in the last 3 games.
Washington’s relievers have pitched 10 innings in the last 3 games.
Pitcher Recent Starts Vs Opponent

Chicago Cubs – E Butler

Date score Winner ip hits Runs Earned Runs walks strikeouts Decision
Aug 8, 2015 6-1 WSH 6 8 4 4 4 2 Loss

Washington Nationals – G Gonzalez

Date score Winner ip hits Runs Earned Runs walks strikeouts Decision
Jun 14, 2016 4-3 CHC 6.1 5 3 3 4 9 No Decision
May 7, 2016 8-5 CHC 5.2 7 5 5 1 2 No Decision
Jun 4, 2015 2-1 CHC 6 4 2 2 4 6 Loss
Jul 5, 2014 13-0 WSH 8 4 0 0 1 7 Win
Jun 28, 2014 3-0 WSH 7 2 0 0 2 7 Win

Supergrid

Title Stat Rank Stat Rank
Away Team Overall Scoring vs Home Team Overall Defense 4.67 15 4.48 10
Away Team Away Scoring vs Home Team Home Defense 4.57 15 4.34 12
Home Team Overall Scoring vs Away Team Overall Defense 5.65 1 4.35 8
Home Team Home Scoring vs Away Team Road Defense 5.63 5 4.32 11

Head To Head Detail

Date Away away score Home home score line O/U Away Pitcher Home Pitcher Away Hits Home Hits Away Walks Home Walks Away Strikeouts Home Strikeouts
Jun 15, 2016 CHC 4 WSH 5 -147 7.5 O Jason Hammel (R) Stephen Strasburg (R) 11 9 3 4 11 10
Jun 14, 2016 CHC 4 WSH 3 115 8 U John Lackey (R) Gio Gonzalez (L) 7 5 5 3 12 10
Jun 13, 2016 CHC 1 WSH 4 -128 7.5 U Kyle Hendricks (R) Max Scherzer (R) 2 10 0 5 16 5
May 8, 2016 WSH 3 CHC 4 -223 8 U Tanner Roark (R) Jake Arrieta (R) 11 14 10 3 9 10
May 7, 2016 WSH 5 CHC 8 -144 7.5 O Gio Gonzalez (L) Jason Hammel (R) 6 11 6 7 8 6
May 6, 2016 WSH 6 CHC 8 100 8.5 O Max Scherzer (R) John Lackey (R) 9 9 2 5 15 8
May 5, 2016 WSH 2 CHC 5 -138 7.5 U Joe Ross (R) Kyle Hendricks (R) 3 8 4 2 6 11
Jun 7, 2015 CHC 6 WSH 3 -139 7.5 O Kyle Hendricks (R) Jordan Zimmermann (R) 14 8 5 0 5 7
Jun 6, 2015 CHC 4 WSH 2 -101 8 U Jason Hammel (R) Joe Ross (R) 7 5 2 3 8 9
Jun 5, 2015 CHC 5 WSH 7 -128 8 O Tsuyoshi Wada (L) Tanner Roark (R) 9 12 0 3 11 6

MLB Betting Trends

Team Vs Division Or Conference

Chicago Cubs

record Home Away Fave Dog O/U vs LHP vs RHP
Overall 38-37 22-16 16-21 36-30 2-7 36-36-3 12-6 26-31
Last 10 6-4 2-1 4-3 5-4 1-0 2-8 3-0 3-4
vs Div 20-12 9-5 11-7 18-11 2-1 20-11-1 4-0 16-12
vs AL 1-5 0-3 1-2 1-3 0-2 3-2-1 0-3 1-2
vs NL 37-32 22-13 15-19 35-27 2-5 33-34-2 12-3 25-29

Washington Nationals

record Home Away Fave Dog O/U vs LHP vs RHP
Overall 45-30 20-15 25-15 39-22 7-8 39-33-3 7-5 38-25
Last 10 6-4 2-1 4-3 6-2 0-2 7-3 1-1 5-3
vs Div 22-15 8-7 14-8 19-12 4-3 20-15-2 2-1 20-14
vs AL 6-7 4-4 2-3 6-5 0-2 7-6 1-2 5-5
vs NL 39-23 16-11 23-12 33-17 7-6 32-27-3 6-3 33-20
Team Last 5 Games

Chicago Cubs

Date Opponent score Result line Total starter ip opposing starter Location
Jun 25, 2017 MIA 2-4 L -141 9 Mike Montgomery 6 E Volquez A
Jun 24, 2017 MIA 5-3 W -155 9 J Lester 7 Justin Nicolino A
Jun 23, 2017 MIA 0-2 L -113 9.5 J Lackey 6 J Urena A
Jun 22, 2017 MIA 11-1 W -142 9 J Arrieta 7 J Locke A
Jun 21, 2017 SD 2-3 L -194 9.5 E Butler 4 Miguel Diaz H

Washington Nationals

Date Opponent score Result line Total starter ip opposing starter Location
Jun 25, 2017 CIN 2-6 L -152 10 T Roark 6 S Feldman H
Jun 24, 2017 CIN 18-3 W -146 10 Joe Ross 7 H Bailey H
Jun 23, 2017 CIN 6-5 W -240 9 S Strasburg 5 Luis Castillo H
Jun 21, 2017 MIA 1-2 L -140 7.5 M Scherzer 8 D Straily A
Jun 20, 2017 MIA 12-3 W -125 9 G Gonzalez 7 E Volquez A

Weather in
WashingtonUnited States

Weather is Very cloudy  82°F

Very cloudy
Humidity is 28%
Wind is West 9 mph
Visibility is 10.004077 mi
Pressure is N/A inHg

Forecast for Washington

 

Next up:
Chicago at Washington Tuesday, June 27

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