Cubs vs Nationals Prediction: Picks, Live Odds & Start Time – August 15, 2022

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On Monday, a series opener is on the schedule, with the Washington Nationals (38-78) hosting the Chicago Cubs (47-66) at 7:05 PM ET. On the hill for the Cubs will be Marcus Stroman (4-5), opposed by the Nationals’ Josiah Gray (7-8).

Despite playing away from home the Cubs are at -143 to win, compared to the Nationals at +120. The contest has a total set at 8.

Cubs vs. Nationals Odds

Run Line

Chicago Cubs (-1.5)

Moneyline

Cubs (-143)

Total

8 Runs (Over: -115, Under: -106)

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When, Where, at What Time is Cubs vs. Nationals

  • Game Day: Monday, August 15, 2022
  • Game Time: 7:05 PM ET
  • Location: Washington D.C.
  • Stadium: Nationals Park

Cubs Injury Report

Name Status Injury
Steven Brault 10 Day Injury List Illness
Jason Heyward 10 Day Injury List Knee
Kyle Hendricks 15 Day Injury List Shoulder
Wade Miley 15 Day Injury List Shoulder
Alec Mills 15 Day Injury List Back
Ethan Roberts 60 Day Injury List Elbow
Adbert Alzolay 60 Day Injury List Shoulder
Michael Hermosillo 60 Day Injury List Quadricep
Brad Wieck 60 Day Injury List Elbow
Codi Heuer 60 Day Injury List Elbow
Manuel Rodriguez 60 Day Injury List Elbow

Nationals Injury Report

Name Status Injury
Luis Garcia 10 Day Injury List Groin
Erick Fedde 15 Day Injury List Shoulder
MacKenzie Gore 15 Day Injury List Elbow
Evan Lee 60 Day Injury List Shoulder
Jackson Tetreault 60 Day Injury List Shoulder
Tanner Rainey 60 Day Injury List Elbow
Joe Ross 60 Day Injury List Elbow
Seth Romero 60 Day Injury List Calf
Sean Doolittle 60 Day Injury List Elbow
Carter Kieboom 60 Day Injury List Elbow
Will Harris 60 Day Injury List Pectoral
Stephen Strasburg 60 Day Injury List Ribs

Last Time Out: Cubs and Nationals

The Cubs lost their most recent game against the Reds by an 8-5 score yesterday. Yan Gomes went 1-for-3 with a home run and two RBI to lead them offensively. Anderson Espinoza picked up the loss after throwing two innings, giving up three earned runs on four hits while striking out one.

Yesterday, the Nationals fell to the Padres 6-0. Paolo Espino was the losing pitcher after throwing five innings, giving up four earned runs on seven hits while striking out three. Joey Meneses led the Nationals’ offense, going 2-for-4.

Betting Trends

Cubs Betting Records and Team Stats

The Cubs have been favorites in 34 games this season and won 15 (44.1%) of those contests. Chicago has entered 17 games this season favored by -143 or more and is 8-9 in those contests. The moneyline for this contest implies a 58.8% chance of a victory for the Cubs. 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.

Name GP AVG (Rank) OBP (Rank) SLG (Rank) HR% (Rank) K% (Rank) BB% (Rank)
Willson Contreras 96 .253 (82) .365 (21) .466 (33) 4.1% (37) 21.2% (86) 9.5% (59)
Ian Happ 110 .279 (35) .357 (30) .439 (58) 2.2% (99) 23.3% (102) 9.9% (49)
Nico Hoerner 98 .302 (12) .348 (42) .425 (73) 1.9% (108) 11.0% (5) 5.3% (134)
Patrick Wisdom 109 .223 (127) .318 (97) .446 (53) 4.8% (21) 33.4% (147) 11.0% (32)
Christopher Morel 71 .264 (-) .334 (-) .468 (-) 3.7% (-) 29.7% (-) 9.1% (-)

Nationals Betting Records and Team Stats

The Nationals have come away with 31 wins in the 101 contests they have been listed as the underdogs in this season. This year, Washington has won 23 of 79 games when listed as at least +120 or worse on the moneyline. The moneyline set for this matchup implies the Nationals have a 45.5% 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.

Name GP AVG (Rank) OBP (Rank) SLG (Rank) HR% (Rank) K% (Rank) BB% (Rank)
Nelson Cruz 107 .236 (114) .320 (91) .342 (136) 1.9% (108) 22.9% (97) 10.4% (42)
César Hernández 115 .243 (99) .306 (113) .308 (143) 0.0% (145) 17.8% (56) 7.1% (94)
Keibert Ruiz 92 .245 (97) .303 (117) .353 (133) 1.7% (117) 12.2% (10) 6.7% (106)
Luke Voit 92 .228 (123) .319 (94) .413 (85) 3.9% (41) 32.7% (146) 10.9% (34)
Yadiel Hernandez 90 .268 (-) .312 (-) .414 (-) 2.8% (-) 22.7% (-) 6.0% (-)

Cubs vs. Nationals Picks and Predictions

Our pick for Cubs vs. Nationals is the Cubs (-143 on the moneyline) as the pick to win. For the total, we prefer the over on 8 runs.

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WRITTEN BY

Matt Rooney

Matt comes from Chicago and has lived in the area his whole life. Graduated from and played football at Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, IL while also serving as the director of student sports broadcasting. He writes for Betsperts as well as appears on several shows across the network.

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