Cubs Vs Nationals: MLB Betting Lines, Stats And Predictions – August 10, 2022

Written By PlayPicks Staff on August 15, 2022

Nico Hoerner is only one hit away from his 100th of the campaign as his Chicago Cubs (44-65) prep for the Washington Nationals (37-75) on Wednesday at 2:20 PM ET. Chicago (-173 to win) has Justin Steele starting things off, and Washington (+145) is sending out Josiah Gray.

This article makes reference to odds as of August 10, 2022 at 1:15 PM ET. Browse all the current odds for this outing below and click here to claim your free sports bet (up to $1,001) at Caesars!

Cubs vs Nationals Betting Lines

Cubs Betting Insights

  • This season, the Cubs have been favored 32 times and won 14, or 43.8%, of those games.
  • Chicago has a record of 3-2 in games where sportsbooks favor them by at least -173 on the moneyline.
  • The moneyline for this contest implies a 63.4% chance of a victory for the Cubs.
  • Games involving Chicago have gone over the total set by oddsmakers in 46 of 109 chances this season.
  • The Cubs are 55-54-0 ATS in their 109 games with a spread this season.

Cubs Last 10 Games Trend

Stat Avg/Total
Record 3-7
Runs Per Game 2.6
HR 7
ERA 4.13
K/9 8.26

Nationals Betting Insights

  • The Nationals have been chosen as underdogs in 97 games this year and have walked away with the win 30 times (30.9%) in those games.
  • This year, Washington has won 16 of 52 games when listed as at least +145 or worse on the moneyline.
  • The moneyline set for this matchup implies the Nationals have a 40.8% chance of walking away with the win.
  • Washington’s games have gone over the total in 55 of their 112 opportunities.
  • In 112 games with a line this season, the Nationals have a mark of 47-65-0 against the spread.

Nationals Last 10 Games Trend

Stat Avg/Total
Record 2-8
Runs Per Game 3.4
HR 12
ERA 7.33
K/9 7.44

Nationals Probable Pitcher – Josiah Gray

  • Gray makes the start for the Nationals, his 22nd of the season. He is 7-8 with a 4.92 ERA and 122 strikeouts in 106 innings pitched.
  • His most recent time out came on Friday against the Philadelphia Phillies, when the righty threw four innings, surrendering six earned runs while giving up five hits.
  • Gray has pitched five or more innings in a game 17 times this year heading into this game.
  • The Nationals have a 7-10 record in Gray’s 17 starts this season when they were the underdog on the moneyline.
  • Gray’s team has a 9-12 record in his starts this season.
  • Gray’s starts with a set total this season have hit the over in 10 of 21 games.
  • Pitchers reflected above are based on projections as of August 10, 2022 at 1:15 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 48 47.2 11.0 9.0 1.4 3.78
Kyle Finnegan 45 44.2 9.1 9.2 1.7 3.63
Erasmo Ramírez 40 57.1 6.0 10.7 1.6 3.61
Andres Machado 38 43.1 7.7 10.2 1.2 4.57
Carl Edwards Jr. 35 40.1 8.7 7.1 1.2 3.35

Cubs Probable Pitcher – Justin Steele

  • Steele’s team is 8-11-0 against the spread in his starts this season.
  • The left-hander’s last appearance was on Friday, when he threw four scoreless innings against the Miami Marlins while allowing four hits.
  • Steele has 12 starts of five or more innings this season in 19 chances. He averages 4.2 innings per outing.
  • Steele’s team is 2-5 this season when he starts and they are the moneyline favorite.
  • In games Steele has started, his team is 8-11.
  • Games Steele has started this season hit the over 10 times in 19 chances.
  • Pitchers reflected above are based on projections as of August 10, 2022 at 1:15 PM ET and may not be the pitchers at game time.

Cubs Relief Pitchers

Name Relief App. IP Ks ERA Holds Saves
Rowan Wick 44 45.2 46 4.14 5 5
Brandon Hughes 30 32.0 41 3.38 0 0
Michael Rucker 19 28.2 26 4.40 2 0
Mark Leiter Jr. 14 47.2 49 4.72 0 0
Keegan Thompson 8 99.0 86 3.45 0 0

Cubs Hitting Trends

  • The Cubs have racked up two or more home runs in 24 games this season, and are 16-8 in those outings.
  • The Cubs have put up at least five extra-base hits in 24 games this season, and finished 15-9 in those contests.
  • The club has put up eight or more hits in 57 games this season, and is 31-26 in those contests.
  • The Cubs are 27-13 in the games this season that they scored five or more runs.
  • The Cubs are 13-12 in the 25 games this season when they have drawn five or more walks.

Nationals Hitting Trends

  • They have won 15 of the 22 games this season in which they hit two or more home runs.
  • They’ve won 11 of their 16 games with five or more extra-base hits this season.
  • They have a record of 28-33 this season when collecting eight or more base hits in a game.
  • They have won 26 of their 33 games this season in which they scored more than four runs.
  • In 27 games this season with five or more walks drawn, they’ve posted a record of 13-14

Cubs vs. Nationals Prediction

Moneyline Pick: Nationals (+145)

Over/Under Pick: Over (7.5)

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

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