Cubs vs Nationals Prediction: Picks, Live Odds & Start Time – August 8, 2022

httpscdn.dataskrive.comapiassetYWzWCzerenderYWzWCze Betsperts Media & Technology

On Monday, a series opener is on the schedule, with the Chicago Cubs (43-64) hosting the Washington Nationals (36-74) at 8:05 PM ET. Keegan Thompson (8-5) is the starter for the Cubs, and Anibal Sanchez (0-4) for the Nationals.

The Nationals (+159) are on the road versus the favored Cubs (-191). The over/under for the Cubs-Nationals game is 7.5.

Cubs vs. Nationals Odds

Run Line

Chicago Cubs (-1.5)

Moneyline

Cubs (-191)

Total

7.5 Runs (Over: -110, Under: -111)

FanDuel “No Sweat First Bet” Up To $1,000
Largest Sportsbook in the US
Why claim this offer
  • New users who sign up will get a “No Sweat” first bet up to $1,000!

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

  • Game Day: Monday, August 8, 2022
  • Game Time: 8:05 PM ET
  • Location: Chicago, Illinois
  • Stadium: Wrigley Field

Cubs Injury Report

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

Nationals Injury Report

Name Status Injury
Tyler Clippard 15 Day Injury List Groin
Erick Fedde 15 Day Injury List Shoulder
MacKenzie Gore 15 Day Injury List Elbow
Stephen Strasburg 60 Day Injury List Ribs
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
Will Harris 60 Day Injury List Pectoral
Seth Romero 60 Day Injury List Calf
Sean Doolittle 60 Day Injury List Elbow
Carter Kieboom 60 Day Injury List Elbow

Last Time Out: Cubs and Nationals

The Nationals lost to the Phillies 13-1 yesterday. Cesar Hernandez went 3-for-4 with an RBI, and Cory Abbott took the loss, throwing three innings, giving up seven earned runs on seven hits while striking out two.

Betting Trends

Cubs Betting Records and Team Stats

This season, the Cubs have been favored 30 times and won 13, or 43.3%, of those games. Chicago has played as a favorite of -191 or more once this season and won that game. The moneyline for this contest implies a 65.6% chance of a victory for the Cubs. Chicago’s games have gone over the total in 44 of their 107 chances. In 107 games with a spread this season, the Cubs are 54-53-0 ATS.

Name GP AVG (Rank) OBP (Rank) SLG (Rank) HR% (Rank) K% (Rank) BB% (Rank)
Willson Contreras 92 .250 (87) .362 (26) .465 (34) 4.0% (42) 21.8% (95) 9.5% (55)
Ian Happ 104 .275 (42) .356 (33) .429 (67) 2.1% (106) 23.2% (104) 10.3% (43)
Nico Hoerner 92 .295 (24) .337 (60) .412 (89) 1.7% (121) 11.0% (6) 4.6% (142)
Patrick Wisdom 103 .219 (138) .316 (100) .447 (58) 4.8% (22) 33.6% (150) 11.4% (28)
Christopher Morel 67 .263 (-) .335 (-) .454 (-) 3.2% (-) 29.2% (-) 9.3% (-)

Nationals Betting Records and Team Stats

The Nationals have been victorious in 29, or 30.5%, of the 95 contests they have been chosen as underdogs in this season. This year, Washington has won 11 of 38 games when listed as at least +159 or worse on the moneyline. The moneyline set for this matchup implies the Nationals have a 38.6% chance of coming away with a victory in the contest. Washington’s games have gone over the total in 53 of their 110 opportunities. The Nationals are 46-64-0 against the spread in their 110 games with a line set by sportsbooks this season.

Name GP AVG (Rank) OBP (Rank) SLG (Rank) HR% (Rank) K% (Rank) BB% (Rank)
Nelson Cruz 102 .232 (121) .318 (96) .342 (136) 2.0% (108) 23.0% (100) 10.5% (40)
César Hernández 109 .241 (107) .305 (115) .307 (147) 0.0% (147) 18.1% (59) 7.3% (92)
Luke Voit 86 .235 (120) .328 (80) .424 (73) 3.9% (45) 31.7% (149) 11.4% (28)
Keibert Ruiz 86 .243 (103) .302 (121) .339 (138) 1.2% (137) 11.4% (8) 6.7% (103)
Lane Thomas 95 .237 (-) .287 (-) .397 (-) 3.1% (-) 23.9% (-) 6.4% (-)

Cubs vs. Nationals Picks and Predictions

We predict that the Cubs will pick up the win in this matchup, and they’re our choice on the moneyline (-191). If you’re looking for a pick on the over/under, we predict the final scoring winding up over the total (7.5 runs).

FanDuel “No Sweat First Bet” Up To $1,000
Largest Sportsbook in the US
Why claim this offer
  • New users who sign up will get a “No Sweat” first bet up to $1,000!

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.

Deals of the Day

See All