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CHICAGO CUBS (37-46) AT WASHINGTON (46-38) 
 Starting Pitchers
TeamsLineW-LOv/Un/PRF/RAStartersRECERAWHIP
905: CHICAGO CUBS
906: WASHINGTON
7.0
-152
37-46
46-38
41-38-4
40-36-8
3.9 / 3.9
4.1 / 3.5
(R) J SAMARDZIJA
(L) G GONZALEZ
2-7
5-4
3.00
3.93
1.20
1.27
Current Weather Conditions 
Conditions: Mostly Cloudy   Temperature: 54.0 °
Humidity: 62   Wind: South at 6.9 MPH (6 KT)
 
Power Rating Line
The power rating system is based on recent game results. The section should be used to compare the relative strength of the two teams involved. A power line is calculated using both teams ratings and home field advantage. Where the power line differs significantly from the current line, the team with the edge is indicated.
 Power Line
TeamPitcherEstimateEdge
CHICAGO CUBSSAMARDZIJA +141 
WASHINGTONGONZALEZ-141 
Team Trends and Angles
All team trends listed below apply to the current game.
CHICAGO CUBS team trends
 Win/Loss recordOver/Under
 Current YearLast 3 YearsSince 1997  CurrentLast 3   Since 1997
DescriptionW-LUnitsW-LUnitsW-LUnitsO-UO-UO-U
in all games37-47-3.9164-244-451351-1510-279.741-39181-2071344-1394
when the total is 7 or less11-26-14.737-71-24.6139-162-25.518-1549-45147-122
as a road underdog of +125 to +1505-9-2.320-43-15.6120-187-23.16-627-31148-144
in road games18-26-2.376-130-21.4627-804-113.121-1989-105660-704
on the road when the total is 7 or less7-15-6.925-41-5.866-83+1.99-924-3161-70
in July games2-0+3.431-23+18.1241-213+20.21-119-34209-232
when playing on Saturday6-8-124-43-15.1223-239-29.66-828-36205-241
in day games16-23-4.981-119-27726-768-149.919-1883-109706-731
in games played on a grass field37-47-3.9164-244-451294-1426-257.541-39181-2071280-1323
against left-handed starters8-6+4.548-54+7.7363-388-64.57-739-57354-363
when playing against a team with a winning record18-20+0.180-127-19.6600-744-104.422-1494-104644-644
when playing against a team with a winning record in the second half of the season0-0033-61-11.4280-384-67.60-039-51321-316

WASHINGTON team trends
 Win/Loss recordOver/Under
 Current YearLast 3 YearsSince 1997  CurrentLast 3   Since 1997
DescriptionW-LUnitsW-LUnitsW-LUnitsO-UO-UO-U
in all games46-38+0.6232-181+15.21304-1538-81.740-36202-1871323-1378
when the total is 7 or less29-23+1.796-77+6.2157-153+2.726-1984-75143-139
as a home favorite of -125 to -1505-5-2.235-27-1.8164-129-10.23-530-28141-138
in home games26-17+3124-84+6.7724-695-5.719-19101-93677-675
at home when the total is 7 or less18-11+3.155-36+6.481-67-2.813-1242-4071-64
in July games2-0+230-25-3.9189-261-63.30-124-29207-221
when playing on Saturday5-9-5.435-31-3.3194-263-55.46-534-28217-220
in day games15-15-3.474-68-9.8408-478-26.110-1768-65399-439
in games played on a grass field46-38+0.6229-181+11.3920-1124-55.840-36201-186925-1013
against right-handed starters32-29-3163-132+1.7943-1145-94.827-30141-137955-1029
when playing against a team with a losing record24-16+4.8118-76+16.3643-639-13.918-1695-87580-630
when playing against a team with a losing record in the second half of the season3-0+367-32+20.8327-316-2.41-145-49297-307
Current Season Results And Upcoming Games
Here are the most recent results and upcoming schedules for the two teams involved. Lines, total, game scores, results versus the spread, straight up and against the total are all displayed.
CHICAGO CUBS - Schedule
 Team StatsOpp Stats
DateTeam StarterOpponentOpp StarterScoreW/LLineTot.O/UHLOBEHLOBE
6/21/2014WOOD(L)PITTSBURGHWORLEY(R)3-5L+1108.5 unU530740
6/22/2014HAMMEL(R)PITTSBURGHCUMPTON(R)1-2L-1157.5 unU660660
6/23/2014SAMARDZIJA(R)CINCINNATISIMON(R)1-6L-1158.5 ovU551880
6/24/2014ARRIETA(R)CINCINNATIBAILEY(R)7-3W+1057.5 unO630531
6/25/2014JACKSON(R)CINCINNATILATOS(R)1-4L+1307 unU650760
6/26/2014WOOD(L)WASHINGTONFISTER(R)5-3W+1307.5 unO930850
6/27/2014HAMMEL(R)WASHINGTONROARK(R)7-2W+1057.5 ovO1380740
6/28/2014BEELER(R)WASHINGTONGONZALEZ(L)0-3L+1359 unU340760
6/28/2014SAMARDZIJA(R)WASHINGTONTREINEN(R)2-7L-1358.5 unO6511070
6/30/2014ARRIETA(R)@ BOSTONPEAVY(R)2-0W1559 evU560220
7/1/2014JACKSON(R)@ BOSTONBUCHHOLZ(R)2-1W1659.5 unU7508100
7/2/2014WOOD(L)@ BOSTONWORKMAN(R)16-9W1709 ovO195116140
7/4/2014HAMMEL(R)@ WASHINGTONROARK(R) 
7/5/2014SAMARDZIJA(R)@ WASHINGTONGONZALEZ(L) 
7/6/2014ARRIETA(R)@ WASHINGTONZIMMERMANN(R) 
7/7/2014JACKSON(R)@ CINCINNATILEAKE(R) 
7/8/2014WOOD(L)@ CINCINNATICUETO(R) 
7/8/2014 @ CINCINNATI  
7/9/2014HAMMEL(R)@ CINCINNATISIMON(R) 
7/10/2014SAMARDZIJA(R)@ CINCINNATIBAILEY(R) 
7/11/2014 ATLANTA  
7/12/2014 ATLANTA  

WASHINGTON - Schedule
 Team StatsOpp Stats
DateTeam StarterOpponentOpp StarterScoreW/LLineTot.O/UHLOBEHLOBE
6/21/2014FISTER(R)ATLANTATEHERAN(R)3-0W-1107 unU760570
6/22/2014ROARK(R)ATLANTASANTANA(R)4-1W-1207 ovU941471
6/23/2014GONZALEZ(L)@ MILWAUKEEGARZA(R)3-0W1258.5 evU760360
6/24/2014ZIMMERMANN(R)@ MILWAUKEEGALLARDO(R)4-2W1057.5 unU119110110
6/25/2014STRASBURG(R)@ MILWAUKEEESTRADA(R)2-9L-1407.5 unO2401370
6/26/2014FISTER(R)@ CHICAGO CUBSWOOD(L)3-5L-1407.5 unO850930
6/27/2014ROARK(R)@ CHICAGO CUBSHAMMEL(R)2-7L-1157.5 ovO7401380
6/28/2014GONZALEZ(L)@ CHICAGO CUBSBEELER(R)3-0W-1459 unU760340
6/28/2014TREINEN(R)@ CHICAGO CUBSSAMARDZIJA(R)7-2W1258.5 unO1070651
6/30/2014ZIMMERMANN(R)COLORADOFLANDE(L)7-3W-2408 ovO950961
7/1/2014STRASBURG(R)COLORADOFRIEDRICH(L)7-1W-2408 ovP10110561
7/2/2014FISTER(R)COLORADOMATZEK(L)4-3W-1808.5 evU720960
7/4/2014ROARK(R)CHICAGO CUBSHAMMEL(R) 
7/5/2014GONZALEZ(L)CHICAGO CUBSSAMARDZIJA(R) 
7/6/2014ZIMMERMANN(R)CHICAGO CUBSARRIETA(R) 
7/7/2014STRASBURG(R)BALTIMORETILLMAN(R) 
7/8/2014FISTER(R)BALTIMORECHEN(L) 
7/9/2014ROARK(R)@ BALTIMOREGONZALEZ(R) 
7/10/2014GONZALEZ(L)@ BALTIMOREJIMENEZ(R) 
7/11/2014 @ PHILADELPHIA  
7/12/2014 @ PHILADELPHIA  
Team Statistics
Peformance statistics for each team in various situations are listed below. Categories where a team has performed poorly are denoted in red. Categories where a team has performed well are denoted in green.
CHICAGO CUBS - Current Season Performance
 Team RecordsTeamOpponent
 W-LUnitsO-URunsAvgOBPRunsAvgOBP
All Games37-46-2.941-383.90.2340.2913.90.2400.305
Road Games18-26-2.321-193.90.2340.2844.10.2460.310
vs Left-handed Starters8-6+4.57-75.00.2610.3143.60.2220.286
Past 7 Games5-2+4.94-34.90.2650.3063.60.2520.320
Grass Games37-46-2.941-383.90.2340.2913.90.2400.305
Day Games16-22-3.819-173.50.2300.2843.70.2270.287
CHICAGO CUBS - Team Hitting and Fielding Statistics
Team BattingTeam BattingTeam Fielding
 RunsAVGOBPGABHEBHR/ABRBIBBSOSBLOBGIDPERRDPOSB
All Games3.90.2340.291832824661234740.033132257153453058496367
Road Games3.90.2340.284441541361122420.031681073881928334273536
Lefty Starters5.00.2610.3141448212650160.036637107784139148
CHICAGO CUBS - Bullpen Pitching Statistics
 ERAWHIPIPRERHHRBBSOW-LSVBSVPct.
All Games3.231.192256.6102922021910423610-15181064.3%
Road Games2.451.0661364237936521195-69469.2%

WASHINGTON - Current Season Performance
 Team RecordsTeamOpponent
 W-LUnitsO-URunsAvgOBPRunsAvgOBP
All Games46-38+0.640-364.10.2450.3083.50.2440.296
Home Games26-17+319-194.30.2570.3203.20.2400.294
vs Right-handed Starters32-29-2.927-303.90.2310.2953.30.2340.288
Past 7 Games5-2+2.74-24.70.2640.3333.00.2380.279
Grass Games46-38+0.640-364.10.2450.3083.50.2440.296
Day Games15-15-3.410-173.40.2300.2913.30.2310.285
WASHINGTON - Team Hitting and Fielding Statistics
Team BattingTeam BattingTeam Fielding
 RunsAVGOBPGABHEBHR/ABRBIBBSOSBLOBGIDPERRDPOSB
All Games4.10.2450.308842867701228720.033162636914560156547327
Home Games4.30.2570.320431452373115350.021731353502731725303718
Righty Starters3.90.2310.295612056474153550.032191895043142236384821
WASHINGTON - Bullpen Pitching Statistics
 ERAWHIPIPRERHHRBBSOW-LSVBSVPct.
All Games2.461.162255.78070206109123613-1122581.5%
Home Games2.081.178142.739331134551386-712285.7%
Starting Pitcher Season to Date Performance
JEFF SAMARDZIJA recent results and season statistics
JEFF SAMARDZIJA - Season Statistics in Games Started
 Starter StatisticsTeam Records
 ERAWHIPW-LGIPIP/SRERHHRBBSOW-LUnitsO-U
All Starts3.001.2042-7171086.44436997311033-14-127-10
Road Starts3.961.3641-3847.76.0232151314462-6-3.74-4
Last 3 Starts4.241.3530-13175.71081825210-3-3.62-1
JEFF SAMARDZIJA - Recent Starts
DateOpponentScoreLine TotalResultDecIPRERHHRBBSOOpp Starter
6/28/2014WASHINGTON2-7-1358.5Loss,OverL5657206TREINEN(R)
6/23/2014CINCINNATI1-6-1158.5Loss,Under 6114027SIMON(R)
6/17/2014at MIAMI5-6-1157Loss,Over 6327038DESCLAFANI(R)

GIO GONZALEZ recent results and season statistics
GIO GONZALEZ - Season Statistics in Games Started
 Starter StatisticsTeam Records
 ERAWHIPW-LGIPIP/SRERHHRBBSOW-LUnitsO-U
All Starts3.931.2675-41268.75.7303058529718-4+3.24-7
Home Starts4.151.3082-15265.2121223111274-1+2.42-2
Last 3 Starts2.001.0562-03186.0441009183-0+3.21-2
GIO GONZALEZ - Recent Starts
DateOpponentScoreLine TotalResultDecIPRERHHRBBSOOpp Starter
6/28/2014at CHICAGO CUBS3-0-1459Win,UnderW7002027BEELER(R)
6/23/2014at MILWAUKEE3-0+1258.5Win,UnderW6003045GARZA(R)
6/18/2014HOUSTON6-5-1758Win,Over 5445036FELDMAN(R)
Head-to-Head Series History
Listed below is a summary of the games results in recent Head-to-Head matchups.
Games over the last 3 seasons
WASHINGTON is 12-6 (+3.3 Units) against CHICAGO CUBS over the last 3 seasons
12 of 18 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Over=+5.9 Units)
Games this season
CHICAGO CUBS is 2-2 (+0.0 Units) against WASHINGTON this season
3 of 4 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL this season . (Over=+2.2 Units)

All games at WASHINGTON over the last 3 seasons
WASHINGTON is 5-2 (+1.3 Units) against CHICAGO CUBS over the last 3 seasons
5 of 7 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Over=+3.1 Units)
Games played at WASHINGTON this season.
There were no past matchups in this series during this time period.

 Team StatsStarting Pitcher Stats
DateTeamsScoreLineTotalResultHHRSBLOBERRStarterW/LIPERHBB
6/28/2014WASHINGTON3-145  70060GONZALEZ(L)W7022
 CHICAGO CUBS0+1359 unUnder30140BEELER(R)L6043
6/28/2014WASHINGTON7+125  102070TREINEN(R)W5241
 CHICAGO CUBS2-1358.5 unOver61051SAMARDZIJA(R)L5570
6/27/2014WASHINGTON2-115 Over71040ROARK(R)L64101
 CHICAGO CUBS7+1057.5 ovWin130080HAMMEL(R)W6.3251
6/26/2014WASHINGTON3-140 Over80050FISTER(R) 6370
 CHICAGO CUBS5+1307.5 unWin90030WOOD(L) 6.7375
Pitcher Versus Team Past History
JEFF SAMARDZIJA vs. WASHINGTON since 1997
SAMARDZIJA is 2-3 when starting against WASHINGTON with an ERA of 3.37 and a WHIP of 1.010.
His team's record is 2-3 (-0.8 units) in these starts. The OVER is 3-2. (+0.9 units)
JEFF SAMARDZIJA recent starts vs. WASHINGTON
DateOpponentScoreLine TotalResultDecIPRERHHRBBSOOpp Starter
6/28/2014WASHINGTON2-7-1358.5Loss,OverL5657206TREINEN(R)
8/19/2013WASHINGTON11-1+1359Win,OverW9116105ZIMMERMANN(R)
5/10/2013at WASHINGTON3-7+1207.5Loss,OverL5758125DETWILER(L)

GIO GONZALEZ vs. CHICAGO CUBS since 1997
GONZALEZ is 2-1 when starting against CHICAGO CUBS with an ERA of 3.03 and a WHIP of 1.045.
His team's record is 3-2 (+0.4 units) in these starts. The OVER is 2-2. (-0.0 units)
GIO GONZALEZ recent starts vs. CHICAGO CUBS
DateOpponentScoreLine TotalResultDecIPRERHHRBBSOOpp Starter
6/28/2014at CHICAGO CUBS3-0-1459Win,UnderW7002027BEELER(R)
5/12/2013CHICAGO CUBS1-2-1707.5Loss,Under 7002016FELDMAN(R)
9/5/2012CHICAGO CUBS9-1-2407.5Win,OverW7003009VOLSTAD(R)
Team Line Action - Where the money is going!
Oddsmakers move a line in part because of one-sided public betting action on a side or total. They also move the line in reaction to wise guys selections. Either way, this section attempts to uncover whether the wise guys and public have a read on a given team. It summarizes both line and total movements. As a general rule, follow the line or total movement when percentages exceed 57% and go against it when they are below 43%.
As indicated by the movement of the line, the betting public is favoring Nobody in this game.
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in CHICAGO CUBS games 0% of the time since 1997. (0-1125, -23.6 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in CHICAGO CUBS games 49.6% of the time over the last 3 seasons. (168-171, -31.7 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in WASHINGTON games 50.8% of the time since 1997. (1156-1121, -47.4 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in WASHINGTON games 51.9% of the time over the last 3 seasons. (175-162, -2.9 units)
No Edge.
 
The betting public is favoring nothing on the total in this game.
The betting public is correct when moving the total in CHICAGO CUBS games 51.1% of the time since 1997. (1020-978, -106.3 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the total in CHICAGO CUBS games 53.5% of the time over the last 3 seasons. (167-145, +2.5 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the total in WASHINGTON games 50.5% of the time since 1997. (901-884, -103.6 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the total in WASHINGTON games 51.6% of the time over the last 3 seasons. (144-135, -10.0 units)
No Edge.
Key Player Injuries
CHICAGO CUBS
[2B] 06/13/2014 - Emilio Bonifacio 15-day DL (6/13) ( Ribs )
[P] 03/31/2014 - James McDonald 60-day DL (2/23) ( Shoulder )
[P] 03/28/2014 - Kyuji Fujikawa 60-day DL (3/21) ( Elbow )
WASHINGTON
[P] 07/02/2014 - Stephen Strasburg probable next start ( Thumb )
[CF] 05/16/2014 - Eury Perez 60-day DL (5/15) ( Toe )
[P] 03/29/2014 - Ross Ohlendorf 60-day DL (3/26) ( Back )
[P] 03/28/2014 - Erik Davis 60-day DL (2/13) ( Elbow )
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