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Matchup Reports

Sunday at 1:35 PM
CHICAGO CUBS (14-22) AT WASHINGTON (20-16) 
 Starting Pitchers
TeamsLineW-LOv/Un/PRF/RAStartersRECERAWHIP
955: CHICAGO CUBS
956: WASHINGTON
7.5
-170
14-22
20-16
16-20-0
19-15-2
3.9 / 4.3
3.6 / 3.9
(R) S FELDMAN
(L) G GONZALEZ
3-3
3-2
2.70
4.97
1.12
1.34
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 CUBSFELDMAN +158 
WASHINGTONGONZALEZ-158 
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 games14-22-6.1146-215-48.41262-1389-266.816-20169-1781252-1289
as a road underdog of +125 to +1501-1+0.419-33-6.4108-166-18.21-126-21134-127
as a road underdog of +150 to +1751-3-1.413-33-1259-102-6.32-224-2072-82
in road games7-11-2.262-119-36.7581-743-1186-1291-84615-650
in May games4-6-1.125-39-12.6221-231-40.67-335-29199-232
when playing on Sunday0-5-5.220-36-13.4197-221-39.13-226-29206-200
in day games5-13-6.773-101-23685-709-135.59-977-91668-676
in games played on a grass field14-22-6.1146-215-48.41205-1305-244.616-20169-1781188-1218
against left-handed starters3-7-3.641-57-12.3336-367-80.82-838-53334-338
after a win3-10-7.454-91-29.8592-669-178.35-862-75592-617
when playing against a team with a winning record6-14-5.870-109-15.6558-678-93.311-985-86594-589

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 games20-16+0.8200-165+32.11192-1440-74.619-15177-1691223-1281
as a home favorite of -150 to -1751-2-2.212-8-0.563-37+3.40-38-1046-48
in home games12-8+1.2107-77+14.8663-652-4.19-990-85627-628
in May games7-2+4.833-32+2.4208-250-19.65-439-23219-221
when playing on Sunday1-4-3.828-29-1.8191-231-16.73-127-25194-203
in day games8-7-1.669-60+4.6376-442-13.19-462-59368-406
in games played on a grass field20-16+0.8197-165+28.2808-1026-48.719-15176-168825-916
against right-handed starters15-13-0.5147-125+21.9866-1073-81.115-13136-121885-959
after a loss8-7-0.386-76+11.3625-814-85.48-780-75651-714
when playing against a team with a losing record3-2-0.681-71-2.2571-591-22.74-166-77520-578
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
4/28/2013VILLANUEVA(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)8-2W1877 unO1260662
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) 
5/18/2013FELDMAN(R)NY METSHEFNER(R) 
5/19/2013 NY METS  

WASHINGTON - Schedule
 Team StatsOpp Stats
DateTeam StarterOpponentOpp StarterScoreW/LLineTot.O/UHLOBEHLOBE
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)2-8L-2057 unO6621260
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 DODGERSGREINKE(R) 
5/16/2013STRASBURG(R)@ SAN DIEGOVOLQUEZ(R) 
5/17/2013GONZALEZ(L)@ SAN DIEGOSMITH(R) 
5/18/2013ZIMMERMANN(R)@ SAN DIEGOSTULTS(L) 
5/19/2013 @ 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 Games14-22-6.116-203.90.2460.2964.20.2310.304
Road Games7-11-2.26-123.00.2190.2593.60.2070.280
vs Left-handed Starters3-7-3.62-82.70.2200.2593.80.2330.308
Past 7 Games3-4+0.26-14.90.2590.3154.30.2400.312
Grass Games14-22-6.116-203.90.2460.2964.20.2310.304
Day Games5-13-6.79-93.80.2430.2964.50.2330.313
CHICAGO CUBS - Team Hitting and Fielding Statistics
Team BattingTeam BattingTeam Fielding
 RunsAVGOBPGABHEBHR/ABRBIBBSOSBLOBGIDPERRDPOSB
All Games3.90.2460.296361224301123400.03133882622523235303229
Road Games3.00.2190.2591861313453180.0352331431110514131317
Lefty Starters2.70.2200.259103237131110.03271769953107105
CHICAGO CUBS - Bullpen Pitching Statistics
 ERAWHIPIPRERHHRBBSOW-LSVBSVPct.
All Games4.251.40897.3484694943775-59852.9%
Road Games2.851.18347.3151539517392-26366.7%

WASHINGTON - Current Season Performance
 Team RecordsTeamOpponent
 W-LUnitsO-URunsAvgOBPRunsAvgOBP
All Games20-16+0.819-153.60.2330.2923.90.2460.300
Home Games12-8+1.29-93.70.2400.2953.30.2440.300
vs Right-handed Starters15-13-0.415-133.50.2340.2924.00.2510.305
Past 7 Games5-2+2.15-24.10.2460.2923.60.2600.298
Grass Games20-16+0.819-153.60.2330.2923.90.2460.300
Day Games8-7-1.69-43.60.2160.2844.20.2520.310
WASHINGTON - Team Hitting and Fielding Statistics
Team BattingTeam BattingTeam Fielding
 RunsAVGOBPGABHEBHR/ABRBIBBSOSBLOBGIDPERRDPOSB
All Games3.60.2330.29236116727299330.03126972881621524293617
Home Games3.70.2400.2952062815148180.037049149111121314286
Righty Starters3.50.2340.2922890121178270.0393742231116222222515
WASHINGTON - Bullpen Pitching Statistics
 ERAWHIPIPRERHHRBBSOW-LSVBSVPct.
All Games3.791.26499.7464291935894-212475%
Home Games3.361.33156.3232148327441-18280%
Starting Pitcher Season to Date Performance
SCOTT FELDMAN recent results and season statistics
SCOTT FELDMAN - Season Statistics in Games Started
 Starter StatisticsTeam Records
 ERAWHIPW-LGIPIP/SRERHHRBBSOW-LUnitsO-U
All Starts2.701.1183-3636.76.1181127514273-3+0.22-4
Road Starts3.861.4691-2316.35.4107153991-2-10-3
Last 3 Starts1.590.7063-0322.77.6441234173-0+3.21-2
SCOTT FELDMAN - Recent Starts
DateOpponentScoreLine TotalResultDecIPRERHHRBBSOOpp Starter
5/6/2013TEXAS9-2+1107.5Win,OverW7002013TEPESCH(R)
5/1/2013SAN DIEGO6-2+1059Win,UnderW92232112CASHNER(R)
4/26/2013at MIAMI4-2+1007.5Win,UnderW6.7227122LEBLANC(L)

GIO GONZALEZ recent results and season statistics
GIO GONZALEZ - Season Statistics in Games Started
 Starter StatisticsTeam Records
 ERAWHIPW-LGIPIP/SRERHHRBBSOW-LUnitsO-U
All Starts4.971.3423-27385.4212131520415-2+2.66-1
Home Starts3.370.9582-14246.0991439223-1+1.63-1
Last 3 Starts4.001.2222-13186.0881339212-1+13-0
GIO GONZALEZ - Recent Starts
DateOpponentScoreLine TotalResultDecIPRERHHRBBSOOpp Starter
5/5/2013at PITTSBURGH6-2-1107Win,OverW6225125RODRIGUEZ(L)
4/30/2013at ATLANTA1-8+1057Loss,OverL4557159HUDSON(R)
4/25/2013CINCINNATI8-1-1357.5Win,OverW8111127ARROYO(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 11-5 (+5.2 Units) against CHICAGO CUBS over the last 3 seasons
9 of 16 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Over=+1.9 Units)
Games this season
CHICAGO CUBS is 1-1 (+0.9 Units) against WASHINGTON this season
2 of 2 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL this season . (Over=+2.1 Units)

All games at WASHINGTON over the last 3 seasons
WASHINGTON is 8-2 (+5.0 Units) against CHICAGO CUBS over the last 3 seasons
8 of 10 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Over=+6.1 Units)
Games played at WASHINGTON this season.
CHICAGO CUBS is 1-1 (+0.9 Units) against WASHINGTON this season
2 of 2 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL this season . (Over=+2.1 Units)

 Team StatsStarting Pitcher Stats
DateTeamsScoreLineTotalResultHHRSBLOBERRStarterW/LIPERHBB
5/11/2013CHICAGO CUBS8+187  120060JACKSON(R)W5.3242
 WASHINGTON2-2057 unOver61062STRASBURG(R)L5052
5/10/2013CHICAGO CUBS3+120 Over100071SAMARDZIJA(R)L5582
 WASHINGTON7-1307.5 unWin91030DETWILER(L)W6.7280
Pitcher Versus Team Past History
SCOTT FELDMAN vs. WASHINGTON since 1997
No recent starts.
SCOTT FELDMAN recent starts vs. WASHINGTON
DateOpponentScoreLine TotalResultDecIPRERHHRBBSOOpp Starter
No recent games found.

GIO GONZALEZ vs. CHICAGO CUBS since 1997
GONZALEZ is 1-1 when starting against CHICAGO CUBS with an ERA of 5.74 and a WHIP of 1.532.
His team's record is 2-1 (+1.1 units) in these starts. The OVER is 2-0. (+2.0 units)
GIO GONZALEZ recent starts vs. CHICAGO CUBS
DateOpponentScoreLine TotalResultDecIPRERHHRBBSOOpp Starter
9/5/2012CHICAGO CUBS9-1-2407.5Win,OverW7003009VOLSTAD(R)
4/7/2012at CHICAGO CUBS7-4+1059Win,Over 3.7447036GARZA(R)
6/16/2010at CHICAGO CUBS2-6+1208LossL5668133DEMPSTER(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, 6.9 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in CHICAGO CUBS games 56.1% of the time over the last 3 seasons. (166-130, +25.9 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in WASHINGTON games 50.7% of the time since 1997. (1065-1036, -40.9 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in WASHINGTON games 52.8% of the time over the last 3 seasons. (158-141, +16.5 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. (924-893, -105.6 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the total in CHICAGO CUBS games 55.7% of the time over the last 3 seasons. (123-98, +12.7 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the total in WASHINGTON games 50.5% of the time since 1997. (808-793, -92.2 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the total in WASHINGTON games 49.7% of the time over the last 3 seasons. (86-87, -10.5 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 )
[3B] 05/11/2013 - Luis Valbuena injured last game, "?" Sunday vs. Washington Nationals ( Finger )
WASHINGTON
[RF] 05/10/2013 - Jayson Werth 15-day DL (5/3) ( Hamstring )
[RF] 05/11/2013 - Bryce Harper "?" Sunday vs. Chicago Cubs ( Toe )
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