Cubs Vs Nationals: MLB Betting Lines, Stats And Predictions – August 15, 2022

Written By PlayPicks Staff on August 15, 2022

The Chicago Cubs (47-66) visit the Washington Nationals (38-78) to kick off a three-game series at Nationals Park, with first pitch at 7:05 PM ET on Monday. The Cubs are coming off a series victory over the Reds, and the Nationals a series loss to the Padres. Chicago’s (-138 to win) Marcus Stroman and Washington’s (+118) Josiah Gray will be the starting pitchers.

The insights in the following article use the latest odds as of August 15, 2022 at 7:12 PM ET. Check out the table below for the latest odds for this contest and get up to $1,000 Risk Free Bet at BetMGM today!

Cubs vs Nationals Betting Lines

Cubs Betting Insights

  • The Cubs have been favorites in 34 games this season and won 15 (44.1%) of those contests.
  • Chicago has a record of 9-11, a 45% win rate, when favored by -138 or more by oddsmakers this season.
  • Bookmakers have implied with the moneyline set for this matchup that the Cubs have a 58% chance to win.
  • So far this season, Chicago and its opponents have hit the over in 47 of their 113 games with a total.
  • The Cubs are 58-55-0 against the spread in their 113 chances this season.

Cubs Last 10 Games Trend

Stat Avg/Total
Record 6-4
Runs Per Game 3.9
HR 13
ERA 3.48
K/9 9.41

Nationals Betting Insights

  • The Nationals have been chosen as underdogs in 101 games this year and have walked away with the win 31 times (30.7%) in those games.
  • This year, Washington has won 23 of 80 games when listed as at least +118 or worse on the moneyline.
  • The moneyline set for this matchup implies the Nationals have a 45.9% chance of coming away with a victory in the contest.
  • Washington and their opponents have gone over in 56 of their 116 games with a total set by sportsbooks this season.
  • The Nationals have an against the spread mark of 48-68-0 in 116 games with a line this season.

Nationals Last 10 Games Trend

Stat Avg/Total
Record 2-8
Runs Per Game 3.2
HR 10
ERA 7.09
K/9 6.86

Nationals Probable Pitcher – Josiah Gray

  • Gray makes the start for the Nationals, his 23rd of the season. He is 7-8 with a 4.81 ERA and 127 strikeouts through 112 1/3 innings pitched.
  • In his most recent time out on Wednesday, the right-hander went six innings against the Chicago Cubs, allowing two earned runs while surrendering seven hits.
  • Gray enters the matchup with 18 outings of five or more innings pitched this year.
  • The Nationals are 7-11 in Gray’s 18 starts this season that they were the moneyline underdog.
  • Gray’s team has compiled a 9-13 record over his 22 starts.
  • Gray has had 22 starts that oddsmakers set a total for this season, and 10 of those matchups hit the over.
  • Pitchers reflected above are based on projections as of August 15, 2022 at 7:12 PM ET and may not be the pitchers at game time.

Nationals Relief Pitchers

Name Relief App. IP K/9 H/9 HR/9 ERA
Steve Cishek 50 49.0 10.8 9.0 1.4 3.86
Kyle Finnegan 46 45.2 9.1 9.2 1.7 3.55
Erasmo Ramírez 41 58.2 5.8 10.7 1.5 3.53
Carl Edwards Jr. 37 41.2 8.6 7.3 1.2 3.24
Victor Arano 35 34.1 8.4 12.9 1.6 5.50

Cubs Probable Pitcher – Marcus Stroman

  • Stroman’s team is 9-6-0 against the spread this season in his starts.
  • The right-hander’s last appearance was on Wednesday, when he threw five innings against the Washington Nationals, giving up four earned runs while allowing five hits.
  • Stroman will look to finish five or more innings for the fifth start in a row.
  • Stroman’s team is 0-2 this season when he starts and they’re favored on the moneyline.
  • Stroman’s team is 4-11 when he starts this season.
  • Games Stroman has started this season hit the over seven times in 15 chances.
  • Pitchers reflected above are based on projections as of August 15, 2022 at 7:12 PM ET and may not be the pitchers at game time.

Cubs Relief Pitchers

Name Relief App. IP Ks ERA Holds Saves
Rowan Wick 46 48.0 50 3.94 5 7
Brandon Hughes 33 35.2 46 3.03 2 0
Michael Rucker 22 32.1 29 4.73 2 0
Mark Leiter Jr. 14 47.2 49 4.72 0 0
Sean Newcomb 9 15.1 16 8.22 0 0

Cubs Hitting Trends

  • The Cubs have racked up two or more round-trippers in 26 games this season, and are 17-9 in those contests.
  • The Cubs have put up at least five extra-base hits in 25 games this season, and went 15-10 in those outings.
  • The club is 34-27 in the games this season it has put up at least eight hits.
  • The Cubs are 28-14 in games this season that they scored five or more runs.
  • The Cubs have drawn at least five walks in 27 games this season, and are 14-13 in those contests.

Nationals Hitting Trends

  • They are 16-7 this season when they hit two or more home runs in a game.
  • In 16 games with five or more extra-base hits this season, they have a record of 11-5.
  • In 64 games this season with eight or more hits, they have a record of 29-35.
  • They have won 26 of their 34 games this season in which they scored more than four runs.
  • They have won 13 of their 28 games this season in which they’ve drawn more than four free passes.

Cubs vs. Nationals Prediction

Moneyline Pick: Nationals (+118)

Over/Under Pick: Over (8)

Predictions are calculated by a data-driven algorithm derived from offensive performance metrics and probable starting pitchers.

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