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Saturday at 4:05 PM
CHICAGO CUBS (13-22) AT WASHINGTON (20-15) 
 Starting Pitchers
TeamsLineW-LOv/Un/PRF/RAStartersRECERAWHIP
905: CHICAGO CUBS
906: WASHINGTON
7.0
-203
13-22
20-15
15-20-0
18-15-2
3.7 / 4.3
3.7 / 3.8
(R) E JACKSON
(R) S STRASBURG
0-5
1-4
6.39
3.45
1.63
1.15
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 CUBSJACKSON +180 
WASHINGTONSTRASBURG-180 
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
after a loss9-12-1.690-122-19667-713-84.210-11105-101657-665
when playing against a team with a winning record5-14-7.769-109-17.5557-678-95.210-984-86593-589
in all games13-22-8145-215-50.31261-1389-268.715-20168-1781251-1289
when the total is 7 or less2-7-4.824-35-7.3114-119-14.34-530-22116-94
as a road underdog of +175 to +2000-1-16-19-7.828-60-8.30-111-1443-42
in road games6-11-4.161-119-38.6580-743-119.95-1290-84614-650
on the road when the total is 7 or less2-4-1.610-22-7.948-60-0.41-513-1545-52
in May games3-6-324-39-14.5220-231-42.56-334-29198-232
when playing on Saturday1-4-320-38-16206-221-322-327-30190-223
in day games4-13-8.672-101-24.8684-709-137.48-976-91667-676
in games played on a grass field13-22-8145-215-50.31204-1305-246.515-20168-1781187-1218
against right-handed starters10-15-4.3104-158-38.1925-1022-187.913-12130-125917-951

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 games20-15+2.8200-164+34.11192-1439-72.518-15176-1691222-1281
when the total is 7 or less10-10-1.654-49-0.4103-110-1.48-1045-5194-100
as a home favorite of -175 to -2000-006-2+223-10+4.10-04-422-10
as a home favorite of -200 to -2251-0+17-3+0.714-7-0.60-02-76-14
in home games12-7+3.2107-76+16.8663-651-28-989-85626-628
at home when the total is 7 or less6-5-0.628-26-5.450-49-9.32-724-2648-43
in May games7-1+6.833-31+4.4208-249-17.64-438-23218-221
when playing on Saturday4-1+2.630-28-0.4180-243-43.44-127-29201-206
in day games8-6+0.469-59+6.7376-441-118-461-59367-406
in games played on a grass field20-15+2.8197-164+30.2808-1025-46.618-15175-168824-916
against right-handed starters15-12+1.6147-124+23.9866-1072-7914-13135-121884-959
after a win11-8+2.2112-87+21.8563-620+13.410-796-91567-562
after 3 or more consecutive wins2-3-1.332-28+3141-132+214-037-21144-112
when playing against a team with a losing record3-1+1.481-70-0.2571-590-20.63-165-77519-578
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
4/27/2013WOOD(L)@ MIAMISANABIA(R)3-2W-1157.5 unU860551
4/28/2013VILLANUEVA(R)@ MIAMINOLASCO(R)4-6L-1157 ovO750730
4/29/2013SAMARDZIJA(R)SAN DIEGORICHARD(L)5-3W-1609 unU10618110
4/30/2013JACKSON(R)SAN DIEGOVOLQUEZ(R)7-13L-12510.5 ovO11621780
5/1/2013FELDMAN(R)SAN DIEGOCASHNER(R)6-2W+1059 evU991331
5/2/2013WOOD(L)SAN DIEGOSTULTS(L)2-4L-1257.5 unU990760
5/3/2013VILLANUEVA(R)CINCINNATILEAKE(R)5-6L-1107 unO151219100
5/4/2013SAMARDZIJA(R)CINCINNATICINGRANI(L)4-6L+1057 unO321680
5/5/2013JACKSON(R)CINCINNATILATOS(R)4-7L+1257 ovO8911171
5/6/2013FELDMAN(R)TEXASTEPESCH(R)9-2W+1107.5 unO1192552
5/7/2013WOOD(L)ST LOUISLYNN(R)2-1W+1207.5 unU541790
5/8/2013VILLANUEVA(R)ST LOUISWESTBROOK(R)4-5L+1108 ovO11411161
5/10/2013SAMARDZIJA(R)@ WASHINGTONDETWILER(L)3-7L1207.5 unO1071930
5/11/2013JACKSON(R)@ WASHINGTONSTRASBURG(R) 
5/12/2013FELDMAN(R)@ WASHINGTONGONZALEZ(L) 
5/13/2013WOOD(L)COLORADONICASIO(R) 
5/14/2013VILLANUEVA(R)COLORADOFRANCIS(L) 
5/15/2013SAMARDZIJA(R)COLORADOGARLAND(R) 
5/17/2013JACKSON(R)NY METSHARVEY(R) 
5/18/2013 NY METS  

WASHINGTON - Schedule
 Team StatsOpp Stats
DateTeam StarterOpponentOpp StarterScoreW/LLineTot.O/UHLOBEHLOBE
4/27/2013HAREN(R)CINCINNATILEAKE(R)6-3W-1058 unO1081961
4/28/2013DETWILER(L)CINCINNATICINGRANI(L)2-5L-1057 ovP58211101
4/29/2013STRASBURG(R)@ ATLANTATEHERAN(R)2-3L-1257 ovU1060760
4/30/2013GONZALEZ(L)@ ATLANTAHUDSON(R)1-8L1057 ovO34112100
5/1/2013ZIMMERMANN(R)@ ATLANTAMAHOLM(L)2-0W1257 unU330220
5/2/2013HAREN(R)@ ATLANTAMEDLEN(R)3-1W1407.5 unU8100551
5/3/2013DETWILER(L)@ PITTSBURGHBURNETT(R)1-3L1207 ovU760981
5/4/2013STRASBURG(R)@ PITTSBURGHLOCKE(L)5-4W-1407 ovO6111732
5/5/2013GONZALEZ(L)@ PITTSBURGHRODRIGUEZ(L)6-2W-1107 unO1171670
5/8/2013ZIMMERMANN(R)DETROITSANCHEZ(R)3-1W+1057 unU841791
5/9/2013HAREN(R)DETROITFISTER(R)5-4W+1107.5 ovO9701291
5/10/2013DETWILER(L)CHICAGO CUBSSAMARDZIJA(R)7-3W-1307.5 unO9301071
5/11/2013STRASBURG(R)CHICAGO CUBSJACKSON(R) 
5/12/2013GONZALEZ(L)CHICAGO CUBSFELDMAN(R) 
5/13/2013ZIMMERMANN(R)@ LA DODGERSBECKETT(R) 
5/14/2013HAREN(R)@ LA DODGERSKERSHAW(L) 
5/15/2013DETWILER(L)@ LA DODGERSMAGILL(R) 
5/16/2013STRASBURG(R)@ SAN DIEGOVOLQUEZ(R) 
5/17/2013GONZALEZ(L)@ SAN DIEGOSMITH(R) 
5/18/2013 @ SAN DIEGO  
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 Games13-22-815-203.70.2430.2954.30.2320.306
Road Games6-11-4.15-122.70.2120.2523.70.2090.283
vs Right-handed Starters10-15-4.313-124.20.2520.3084.50.2320.305
Past 7 Games2-5-2.86-14.40.2680.3254.90.2510.335
Grass Games13-22-815-203.70.2430.2954.30.2320.306
Day Games4-13-8.68-93.60.2380.2924.60.2360.318
CHICAGO CUBS - Team Hitting and Fielding Statistics
Team BattingTeam BattingTeam Fielding
 RunsAVGOBPGABHEBHR/ABRBIBBSOSBLOBGIDPERRDPOSB
All Games3.70.2430.295351187289117400.03126862522522634303229
Road Games2.70.2120.2521757612247180.034531133119913131317
Righty Starters4.20.2520.3082586421886290.0399691831617324232224
CHICAGO CUBS - Bullpen Pitching Statistics
 ERAWHIPIPRERHHRBBSOW-LSVBSVPct.
All Games4.421.44193.7484692943735-59852.9%
Road Games3.091.23743.7151537517352-26366.7%

WASHINGTON - Current Season Performance
 Team RecordsTeamOpponent
 W-LUnitsO-URunsAvgOBPRunsAvgOBP
All Games20-15+2.818-153.70.2350.2943.80.2440.298
Home Games12-7+3.28-93.80.2440.2993.10.2400.297
vs Right-handed Starters15-12+1.614-133.50.2360.2953.90.2480.303
Past 7 Games6-1+5.64-34.30.2530.3082.60.2360.273
Grass Games20-15+2.818-153.70.2350.2943.80.2440.298
Day Games8-6+0.48-43.70.2190.2883.90.2460.306
WASHINGTON - Team Hitting and Fielding Statistics
Team BattingTeam BattingTeam Fielding
 RunsAVGOBPGABHEBHR/ABRBIBBSOSBLOBGIDPERRDPOSB
All Games3.70.2350.29435113426696320.03124952811620924273517
Home Games3.80.2440.2991959514545170.036847142111061312276
Righty Starters3.50.2360.2952786820575260.0391722161115622202415
WASHINGTON - Bullpen Pitching Statistics
 ERAWHIPIPRERHHRBBSOW-LSVBSVPct.
All Games3.571.24495.7423884935864-212475%
Home Games2.921.29952.3191741327411-18280%
Starting Pitcher Season to Date Performance
EDWIN JACKSON recent results and season statistics
EDWIN JACKSON - Season Statistics in Games Started
 Starter StatisticsTeam Records
 ERAWHIPW-LGIPIP/SRERHHRBBSOW-LUnitsO-U
All Starts6.391.6320-57385.4322744218391-6-5.44-3
Road Starts3.181.0590-23175.71061216131-2-10-3
Last 3 Starts8.621.9780-2315.75.215152417151-2-1.22-1
EDWIN JACKSON - Recent Starts
DateOpponentScoreLine TotalResultDecIPRERHHRBBSOOpp Starter
5/5/2013CINCINNATI4-7+1257Loss,OverL5448015LATOS(R)
4/30/2013SAN DIEGO7-13-12510.5Loss,OverL4.78811126VOLQUEZ(R)
4/25/2013at MIAMI4-3-1157.5Win,Under 6335044SLOWEY(R)

STEPHEN STRASBURG recent results and season statistics
STEPHEN STRASBURG - Season Statistics in Games Started
 Starter StatisticsTeam Records
 ERAWHIPW-LGIPIP/SRERHHRBBSOW-LUnitsO-U
All Starts3.451.1501-4744.36.3211738513442-5-4.43-4
Home Starts1.350.7501-23206.7531312171-2-2.20-3
Last 3 Starts4.051.1000-13206.7991626231-2-1.81-2
STEPHEN STRASBURG - Recent Starts
DateOpponentScoreLine TotalResultDecIPRERHHRBBSOOpp Starter
5/4/2013at PITTSBURGH5-4-1407Win,Over 7445218LOCKE(L)
4/29/2013at ATLANTA2-3-1257Loss,Under 6226048TEHERAN(R)
4/24/2013ST LOUIS2-4-1557Loss,UnderL7335017GARCIA(L)
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 11-4 (+7.3 Units) against CHICAGO CUBS over the last 3 seasons
8 of 15 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Over=+0.9 Units)
Games this season
WASHINGTON is 1-0 (+1.0 Units) against CHICAGO CUBS this season
1 of 1 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL this season . (Over=+1.1 Units)

All games at WASHINGTON over the last 3 seasons
WASHINGTON is 8-1 (+7.0 Units) against CHICAGO CUBS over the last 3 seasons
7 of 9 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Over=+5.1 Units)
Games played at WASHINGTON this season.
WASHINGTON is 1-0 (+1.0 Units) against CHICAGO CUBS this season
1 of 1 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL this season . (Over=+1.1 Units)

 Team StatsStarting Pitcher Stats
DateTeamsScoreLineTotalResultHHRSBLOBERRStarterW/LIPERHBB
5/10/2013CHICAGO CUBS3+120 Over100071SAMARDZIJA(R)L5582
 WASHINGTON7-1307.5 unWin91030DETWILER(L)W6.7280
Pitcher Versus Team Past History
EDWIN JACKSON vs. WASHINGTON since 1997
JACKSON is 0-0 when starting against WASHINGTON with an ERA of 0.00 and a WHIP of 1.000.
His team's record is 0-1 (-1.1 units) in these starts. The UNDER is 0-1. (-1.2 units)
EDWIN JACKSON recent starts vs. WASHINGTON
DateOpponentScoreLine TotalResultDecIPRERHHRBBSOOpp Starter
6/24/2011WASHINGTON5-9-1108Loss,Over 7005028ZIMMERMANN(R)

STEPHEN STRASBURG vs. CHICAGO CUBS since 1997
STRASBURG is 0-0 when starting against CHICAGO CUBS with an ERA of 1.29 and a WHIP of 0.857.
His team's record is 1-0 (+1.0 units) in these starts. The UNDER is 1-0. (+1.0 units)
STEPHEN STRASBURG recent starts vs. CHICAGO CUBS
DateOpponentScoreLine TotalResultDecIPRERHHRBBSOOpp Starter
4/5/2012at CHICAGO CUBS2-1-1406.5Win,Under 7115015DEMPSTER(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 CHICAGO CUBS in this game.
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in CHICAGO CUBS games 0% of the time since 1997. (0-1031, 5.0 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in CHICAGO CUBS games 55.9% of the time over the last 3 seasons. (165-130, +24.0 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in WASHINGTON games 50.7% of the time since 1997. (1064-1036, -42.8 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in WASHINGTON games 52.7% of the time over the last 3 seasons. (157-141, +14.6 units)
Edge=WASHINGTON
 
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 50.9% of the time since 1997. (924-892, -104.4 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the total in CHICAGO CUBS games 55.9% of the time over the last 3 seasons. (123-97, +13.9 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the total in WASHINGTON games 50.5% of the time since 1997. (808-792, -91.0 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the total in WASHINGTON games 50% of the time over the last 3 seasons. (86-86, -9.3 units)
No Edge.
Key Player Injuries
CHICAGO CUBS
[P] 04/02/2013 - Arodys Vizcaino 60-day DL (3/27) ( Elbow )
[3B] 04/02/2013 - Ian Stewart 15-day DL (3/22) ( Quad )
[P] 04/02/2013 - Matt Garza 15-day DL (3/22) ( Side )
[P] 04/02/2013 - Scott Baker 60-day DL (3/31) ( Elbow )
[C] 04/14/2013 - Steve Clevenger 15-day DL (4/14) ( Oblique )
[P] 05/06/2013 - Scott Feldman is upgraded to probable next start Sunday vs Washington Nationals ( Hand )
WASHINGTON
[RF] 05/10/2013 - Jayson Werth 15-day DL (5/3) ( Hamstring )
[RF] 05/10/2013 - Bryce Harper "?" Saturday vs. Chicago Cubs ( Toe )
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