Chicago Cubs vs Washington Nationals 5/1/2023 – Nationals Park will play venue to a matchup between the Chicago Cubs and the Washington Nationals on Monday evening. This will be the opener of the series between the two teams. The Chicago Cubs are 14-13 on the table after their series against the Miami Marlins. The Washington Nationals, on the other hand, were paired with the Pittsburgh Pirates last time out and are 10-17 on the scoreboard. The Washington Nationals will be winning this game according to the MLB betting forum predictions.
Chicago Cubs vs Washington Nationals 5/1/2023
|When:||Monday, May 1, 7:05 PM EDT|
|Where:||Nationals Park Washington, District of Columbia|
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The Chicago Cubs were paired with the Miami Marlins before coming here and lost both the games. The Cubs are batting with an average of .276 in this MLB season and have collected a total of 146 runs so far. The highest number of home runs for the Cubs has been scored by Patrick Wisdom who has nocked ten homers out of the park so far. The Cubs will be handing the ball to Drew Smyly who is 2-1 with a 3.21 ERA.
Players to watch: Nico Hoerner 2B (GP 27, AB 119, R 21, H 39, 2B 5, 3B 1, HR 2, RBI 17, TB 52, BB 7, SO 12, SB 10, AVG 0.328, OBP 0.367, SLG 0.437, OPS 0.804, WAR 1.5, Dansby Swanson SS (GP 26, AB 98, R 17, H 28, 2B 3, 3B 0, HR 1, RBI 7, TB 34, BB 21, SO 27, SB 3, AVG 0.286, OBP 0.412, SLG 0.347, OPS 0.759, WAR 1.1
The Washington Nationals played the Pittsburgh Pirates in the previous matchup and lost both games in that series. The Nationals are batting with an average of .252 in this baseball season and have accumulated 104 runs as a team so far. Jeimer Candelario is leading the offense for the Nationals with four homers and 14 rib-eyes. The Nationals will be nodding to MacKenzie Gore for this game. Gore is 3-1 with a 3.00 ERA.
Players to watch: Joey Meneses DH (GP 26, AB 112, R 8, H 32, 2B 6, 3B 0, HR 1, RBI 10, TB 41, BB 5, SO 24, SB 0, AVG 0.286, OBP 0.316, SLG 0.366, OPS 0.682, WAR -0.1, Jeimer Candelario 3B (GP 27, AB 109, R 12, H 26, 2B 6, 3B 0, HR 4, RBI 14, TB 44, BB 7, SO 24, SB 0, AVG 0.239, OBP 0.292, SLG 0.404, OPS 0.695, WAR 0.6
Chicago Cubs vs Washington Nationals Betting Numbers
Under is 7-0 in Smylys last 7 starts vs. a team with a losing record.
Under is 5-0 in Cubs last 5 games with the total set at 7.0-8.5.
Over is 4-0-1 in Cubs last 5 road games with the total set at 9.0-10.5.
Cubs are 4-0 in Smylys last 4 starts vs. National League East.
Cubs are 0-6 in their last 6 games with the total set at 11.0 or higher.
Under is 3-0-2 in Nationals last 5 Monday games.
Under is 4-0 in Gores last 4 starts vs. a team with a winning record.
Over is 5-1-1 in Nationals last 7 home games with the total set at 11.0 or higher.
Under is 5-1 in Nationals last 6 games with the total set at 6.5 or lower.
Over is 5-1-1 in Nationals last 7 home games with the total set at 7.0-8.5.
Chicago Cubs vs Washington Nationals Betting Picks
Both these teams are coming in on losing streaks and will be hoping to turn things around here. The Cubs are not showing much prowess in road games and will be struggling. The Washington Nationals will use their home advantage to win this matchup as per the latest baseball betting trends.
Score Prediction: Nationals 5, Cubs 3.