MLB Matchups  >>  Chi Cubs Cubs vs. Washington Nationals Preview 05/12/2013

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The Chicago Cubs and the Washington Nationals will both be gunning for a victory on Sunday when they meet at Nationals Park.

The Cubs will give the ball to starter Scott Feldman in this one. Righthander Feldman is 3-3 this season with a 2.70 ERA.

The Nationals will counter Feldman with Gio Gonzalez. Lefthander Gonzalez has a 4.97 ERA to go along with a 3-2 record this season.

Oddsmakers currently have the Nationals listed as 180-moneyline favorites versus the Cubs, while the game's total is sitting at 7½.
The Cubs were an 8-2 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Nationals. That made winners of bettors who got Chicago at +181 on the moneyline, while the total score (10) was good news for OVER bettors.

TEAM RECORDS:
Chicago: 14-22 SU
Washington: 20-16 SU
CHICAGO MOST RECENTLY:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing Colorado are 2-8
After playing Washington are 4-6
After a win are 3-7

WASHINGTON MOST RECENTLY:
When playing on Sunday are 7-3
Before playing LA Dodgers are 2-8
After playing Chi Cubs are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5


A FEW TRENDS TO CONSIDER:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Chi Cubs's last 5 games when playing Washington
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Chi Cubs's last 5 games when playing on the road against Washington
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Chi Cubs's last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 13 of Chi Cubs's last 19 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Washington's last 5 games when playing Chi Cubs
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Washington's last 5 games when playing at home against Chi Cubs
Washington is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Washington's last 6 games

NEXT UP:
Chi Cubs home to Colorado, Monday, May 13
Washington at LA Dodgers, Monday, May 13