Cubs vs Nationals Prediction: Picks, Live Odds & Start Time – August 16, 2022

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In the second game of a three-game series at Nationals Park, the Chicago Cubs (47-67) face the Washington Nationals (39-78), Tuesday at 7:05 PM ET. On the hill for the Cubs will be Justin Steele (4-7), opposed by the Nationals’ Patrick Corbin (4-16).

The Cubs are currently a moderate moneyline favorite (-171) on the road at the Nationals (+144). The game has an over/under of 8.5 runs.

Cubs vs. Nationals Odds

Run Line

Chicago Cubs (-1.5)

Moneyline

Cubs (-171)

Total

8.5 Runs (Over: -107, Under: -114)

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

  • Game Day: Tuesday, August 16, 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
Wade Miley 15 Day Injury List Shoulder
Kyle Hendricks 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
Brad Wieck 60 Day Injury List Elbow
Codi Heuer 60 Day Injury List Elbow
Michael Hermosillo 60 Day Injury List Quadricep
Manuel Rodriguez 60 Day Injury List Elbow
Rafael Ortega Day-to-day Undisclosed

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
Jackson Tetreault 60 Day Injury List Shoulder
Tanner Rainey 60 Day Injury List Elbow
Joe Ross 60 Day Injury List Elbow
Sean Doolittle 60 Day Injury List Elbow
Carter Kieboom 60 Day Injury List Elbow
Will Harris 60 Day Injury List Pectoral
Seth Romero 60 Day Injury List Calf
Stephen Strasburg 60 Day Injury List Ribs
Evan Lee 60 Day Injury List Shoulder

Last Time Out: Cubs and Nationals

The Nationals took down the Cubs 5-4 yesterday, with Carl Edwards Jr. getting the win (1.00 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 2 K) and Nelson Cruz leading the way offensively (going 2-for-3 with a double, a home run and three RBI). Brandon Hughes (1.00 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 1 K) took the loss for the Cubs.

Betting Trends

Cubs Betting Records and Team Stats

The Cubs have won 15, or 42.9%, of the 35 games they’ve played as favorites this season. This season, Chicago has won three of its five games when favored by at least -171 on the moneyline. The Cubs have a 63.1% chance to win this game based on the implied probability of the moneyline. Chicago and its opponents have gone over the total this season in 48 of their 114 opportunities. The Cubs are 58-56-0 against the spread in their 114 chances this season.

Name GP AVG (Rank) OBP (Rank) SLG (Rank) HR% (Rank) K% (Rank) BB% (Rank)
Ian Happ 111 .282 (32) .360 (27) .455 (43) 2.6% (89) 23.1% (98) 10.0% (45)
Willson Contreras 97 .249 (86) .361 (25) .460 (37) 4.0% (38) 21.5% (89) 9.4% (60)
Nico Hoerner 99 .301 (13) .347 (42) .426 (73) 1.9% (109) 11.4% (6) 5.3% (132)
Patrick Wisdom 110 .221 (132) .317 (97) .443 (56) 4.8% (22) 33.8% (145) 11.1% (30)
Christopher Morel 72 .260 (-) .330 (-) .461 (-) 3.7% (-) 30.3% (-) 9.0% (-)

Nationals Betting Records and Team Stats

The Nationals have come away with 32 wins in the 102 contests they have been listed as the underdogs in this season. This year, Washington has won 17 of 55 games when listed as at least +144 or worse on the moneyline. The moneyline set for this matchup implies the Nationals have a 41% chance of coming away with a victory in the contest. Washington and its opponents have gone over the total this season in 57 of their 117 opportunities. The Nationals have posted a record of 49-68-0 against the spread this season.

Name GP AVG (Rank) OBP (Rank) SLG (Rank) HR% (Rank) K% (Rank) BB% (Rank)
Nelson Cruz 108 .239 (108) .322 (84) .355 (132) 2.1% (100) 22.9% (96) 10.3% (41)
César Hernández 116 .243 (101) .306 (112) .308 (142) 0.0% (143) 17.6% (54) 7.1% (94)
Keibert Ruiz 93 .243 (101) .302 (118) .350 (133) 1.6% (120) 12.1% (9) 6.6% (106)
Luke Voit 93 .226 (125) .319 (92) .409 (86) 3.9% (41) 32.9% (144) 11.1% (30)
Yadiel Hernandez 91 .272 (-) .316 (-) .416 (-) 2.8% (-) 22.8% (-) 5.9% (-)

Cubs vs. Nationals Picks and Predictions

Our pick for this matchup is the Cubs to pick up the win (-171 on the moneyline), while we project the scoring will go over the total (8.5 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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