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Chicago Cubs vs. Washington Nationals – MLB – Predictions, Betting Lines, Odds and Trends

The Washington Nationals (36-74) bring a five-game losing streak into a home contest versus the Chicago Cubs (43-64), at 8:05 PM ET on Monday.

The Cubs are favored (-185 on the moneyline) when they host the Nationals (+157). The matchup on the mound for this contest is set with the Chicago Cubs looking to Keegan Thompson (8-5), and Anibal Sanchez (0-4) getting the nod for the Washington Nationals.

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Cubs vs. Nationals Last 10 Games Betting Performance

Cubs

  • In the last 10 games, Chicago has been listed as the moneyline favorite by bookmakers only twice, and it split those games.
  • In their last 10 outings — 12 had a set run total — the Cubs and their opponents combined to hit the over on the total three times.
  • Chicago has gone 5-7-0 against the spread over its past 10 games.

Nationals

  • In 10 games over the last 10 matchups when set as the underdog by sportsbooks, Washington has a record of 2-8.
  • When it comes to hitting the over, the Nationals and their opponents are 5-3-2 in their last 10 games with a total.
  • Washington has won three of its last 10 games against the spread.
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Cubs vs. Nationals Starting Pitcher Betting Trends

Projected starter: Keegan Thompson

  • The Cubs have an 8-6-0 ATS record in Thompson’s 14 starts with a set spread.
  • The Cubs have been favored on the moneyline in six of Thompson’s starts this season, and they went 3-3 in those matchups.
  • Thompson’s team has a 7-7 record in his starts this season.
  • Thompson’s starts hit the over on the run total six times in 14 games with a set total this season.

Projected starter: Aníbal Sánchez

  • Sánchez and his team are 1-3-0 ATS this season when he starts.
  • He has started four games with his team as the moneyline underdog, and lost each time.
  • Sánchez’s team is winless in the four games he’s started this season.
  • In games Sánchez has started this season, the teams are 1-2-1 at hitting the over.

Cubs Batting Leaders

  • Willson Contreras is hitting .250 with 21 doubles, two triples, 16 home runs and 38 walks.
  • Among hitters in MLB, Contreras ranks 41st in homers and 101st in RBI.
  • Ian Happ has 27 doubles, two triples, nine home runs and 44 walks while hitting .275.
  • Happ currently ranks 140th in home runs and 81st in RBI in the bigs.
  • Nico Hoerner paces the Cubs with a .295 batting average.
  • Patrick Wisdom’s 20 home runs and 52 RBI are both team-highs.

Nationals Batting Leaders

  • Nelson Cruz leads Washington in runs batted in with 52 and has a batting average of .232.
  • Among all hitters in MLB, Cruz is 157th in home runs and 51st in RBI.
  • Cruz brings a two-game hitting streak into this matchup. In his last five games he is batting .235 with three walks.
  • Cesar Hernandez has 102 hits and an OBP of .305 to go with a slugging percentage of .307 this season.
  • Among all major league hitters, Hernandez is 398th in home runs and 242nd in RBI.
  • Luke Voit leads Washington in home runs with 14. He’s driven in 50 runs and is slugging .428.
  • Voit takes a two-game hitting streak into this game. In his last five games he is batting .400 with a home run, three walks and two RBI.
  • Keibert Ruiz leads Washington with a batting average of .243. He’s also hit four home runs with 25 RBI.

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