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Nationals Vs Cubs: MLB Betting Odds & Trends – 7/31/2021

Juan Soto is only three hits away from his 100th of the season as his Washington Nationals (48-55) ready for a matchup against the Chicago Cubs (50-55) on Saturday at 7:05 PM ET. The Nationals are favored (-125) over the Cubs (+105). Washington has Joe Ross set to start, while Chicago will counter with Kyle Hendricks.

The betting insights and predictions in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of July 31, 2021, 2:00 PM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Nationals vs Cubs Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

Ross (WSH) Pitcher Hendricks (CHC)
5 – 8 W/L 12 – 4
92.1 IP 121.2
3.80 ERA 3.85
1.150 WHIP 1.300
9.3 K/9 6.7
2.5 BB/9 1.8

Nationals Probable Starter Joe Ross

  • Ross (5-8) gets the starting nod for the Nationals in his 18th start of the season. He’s put together a 3.80 ERA in 92 1/3 innings pitched, with 95 strikeouts.
  • In his last time out on Monday against the Phillies, the right-hander tossed five scoreless innings while surrendering three hits.
  • He will match up with a Cubs squad that is hitting .227 as a unit (28th in the MLB). They are also slugging a collective .397 (18th in the league) with 134 total home runs (eighth in MLB play).
  • The Nationals have always been the moneyline underdog when Ross starts this season.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of July 31, 2021 at 2:10 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Cubs Stats vs Ross

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Ian Happ 6 .333 2 1 2 .500 1.333
Jason Heyward 5 .000 0 0 0 .286 .286
David Bote 4 .250 1 0 0 .250 .500
Willson Contreras 4 .500 2 0 1 .500 1.000
Matt Duffy 2 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Robinson Chirinos 1 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000

Cubs Probable Starter Kyle Hendricks

  • Hendricks (12-4) will take to the mound for the Cubs and make his 22nd start of the season.
  • The right-hander gave up five earned runs and allowed nine hits in 4 1/3 innings pitched against the Reds on Tuesday.
  • The Nationals rank 18th in MLB with 451 runs scored this season. They have a .258 batting average this campaign with 119 home runs (20th in the league).
  • This will be his first start this season with his team as the moneyline underdog.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of July 31, 2021 at 2:10 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Nationals Stats vs Hendricks

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Josh Bell 23 .130 3 0 1 .250 .424
Ryan Zimmerman 18 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Gerardo Parra 16 .375 6 0 1 .375 .750
Juan Soto 8 .500 4 0 1 .500 1.125
Victor Robles 3 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Alcides Escobar 2 .500 1 0 0 .500 1.000

Nationals Betting Trends

  • The Nationals’ offense is averaging 4.1 runs in home games while pushing across 4.7 per game away from Nationals Park.
  • The Nationals rank 18th in runs scored with 451, 4.4 per game.
  • The Nationals have put together a 30-18 record in games they were listed as the moneyline favorite (winning 62.5% of those games).
  • When it has played as a moneyline favorite with odds of -125 or shorter, Washington has a 19-11 record (winning 63.3% of its games).
  • Washington has combined with opponents to hit the over on the total 38 times this season for a 38-62-3 record against the over/under.
  • Washington was favored on the moneyline in six of its last 10 games, and went 2-4 in those matchups.

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Cubs Betting Trends

  • The Cubs have scored the 20th-most runs in the league this season with 440 (4.2 per game).
  • In away games this season, they have scored a total of 191 runs (3.6 per game) while plating 249 total at home, an average of 4.8 per contest.
  • The Cubs have entered the game as underdogs 50 times this season and won 18, or 36%, of those games.
  • Chicago has a record of 14-30 in games where bookmakers have them as underogs of at least +105 on the moneyline.
  • Chicago and its opponents have hit the over in 43 of their 105 games with a total this season.
  • Chicago has played as the underdog in five of its past 10 games and lost each of those contests.

Nationals Players to Watch

  • Soto paces the Nationals with 18 home runs and 58 runs batted in.
  • Soto ranks 12th in AVG (.301), and second in OBP (.415) among the qualified batters in MLB play.
  • Josh Bell has 14 doubles, a triple, 17 home runs and 24 walks while hitting .246.
  • Among the qualifying batters in MLB action, Bell ranks outside of the top 15 in average, hits and home runs.

Nationals Batting Stats (2021)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Juan Soto 322 .301 67 18 58 .415 .924
Josh Bell 297 .246 47 17 52 .303 .774
Victor Robles 237 .203 27 1 13 .314 .605
Ryan Zimmerman 180 .233 20 11 33 .274 .735
Andrew Stevenson 123 .220 16 2 12 .281 .590
Alcides Escobar 95 .263 15 1 7 .333 .701
Yadiel Hernandez 91 .275 12 2 9 .330 .704
Gerardo Parra 74 .243 11 2 9 .278 .670
René Rivera 66 .227 6 2 9 .282 .646
Tres Barrera 51 .314 6 1 5 .364 .835

Cubs Players to Watch

  • Willson Contreras leads Chicago in home runs (17) and runs batted in (37) this season while batting .236.
  • Among qualified hitters in MLB, Contreras ranks outside of the top 15 in average, hits and home runs.
  • Patrick Wisdom is batting .269 with an OBP of .335 and a slugging percentage of .600 this season.

Cubs Batting Stats (2021)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Willson Contreras 313 .236 43 17 37 .343 .784
Ian Happ 263 .183 28 10 26 .295 .626
Jason Heyward 247 .198 27 6 19 .272 .596
David Bote 163 .202 19 6 27 .284 .628
Patrick Wisdom 160 .269 30 16 29 .335 .935
Matt Duffy 111 .234 18 1 12 .333 .630
Rafael Ortega 104 .288 10 2 8 .339 .762
Sergio Alcántara 86 .186 13 2 5 .276 .648
Robinson Chirinos 22 .273 4 3 4 .385 1.112
Johneshwy Fargas 21 .286 1 0 3 .286 .810

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