Cubs vs Nationals Prediction: Picks, Live Odds & Start Time – August 9, 2022

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At Wrigley Field on Tuesday, the Chicago Cubs play the Washington Nationals (six consecutive losses) at 8:05 PM ET. On the hill for the Cubs will be Marcus Stroman (4-5), matched up against the Nationals’ Paolo Espino (0-4).

The Cubs (-202) are moneyline favorites at home over the Nationals (+169). The game’s total is 8.

Cubs vs. Nationals Odds

Run Line

Chicago Cubs (-1.5)

Moneyline

Cubs (-202)

Total

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

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

  • Game Day: Tuesday, August 9, 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

Yesterday, the Cubs claimed a 6-3 win over the Nationals, with Keegan Thompson (6.00 IP, 1 R, 5 H, 3 K) registering the win for the Cubs. Christopher Morel finished 2-for-4 with a home run and two RBI to lead the offensive showing. Anibal Sanchez (5.00 IP, 4 R, 7 H, 3 K) was handed the loss for the Nationals.

Betting Trends

Cubs Betting Records and Team Stats

This season, the Cubs have won 14 out of the 31 games, or 45.2%, in which they’ve been favored. Chicago has not entered a game this season as a bigger favorite on the moneyline than the -202 odds on them winning this game. The bookmakers’ moneyline implies a 66.9% chance of a victory for the Cubs. Chicago and its opponents have gone over the total this season in 45 of their 108 opportunities. The Cubs are 55-53-0 against the spread this season.

Name GP AVG (Rank) OBP (Rank) SLG (Rank) HR% (Rank) K% (Rank) BB% (Rank)
Willson Contreras 93 .253 (78) .364 (21) .465 (34) 4.0% (43) 21.5% (94) 9.4% (56)
Ian Happ 105 .274 (42) .355 (33) .430 (69) 2.1% (105) 23.2% (104) 10.2% (43)
Nico Hoerner 93 .296 (23) .339 (57) .412 (89) 1.7% (121) 10.8% (5) 4.8% (141)
Patrick Wisdom 104 .220 (135) .316 (99) .445 (58) 4.8% (21) 33.7% (150) 11.2% (30)
Christopher Morel 68 .267 (-) .337 (-) .467 (-) 3.5% (-) 29.1% (-) 9.1% (-)

Nationals Betting Records and Team Stats

The Nationals have won in 29, or 30.2%, of the 96 contests they have been named as odds-on underdogs in this year. Washington has a win-loss record of 10-23 when favored by +169 or worse by sportsbooks this year. The moneyline set for this matchup implies the Nationals have a 37.2% chance of coming away with a victory in the contest. Washington and their opponents have hit the over in 54 of their 111 games with a total set by oddsmakers this season. The Nationals have an against the spread mark of 46-65-0 in 111 games with a line this season.

Name GP AVG (Rank) OBP (Rank) SLG (Rank) HR% (Rank) K% (Rank) BB% (Rank)
Nelson Cruz 103 .235 (119) .319 (92) .344 (136) 2.0% (108) 22.8% (99) 10.4% (40)
César Hernández 110 .241 (106) .305 (116) .306 (147) 0.0% (147) 18.1% (58) 7.2% (93)
Luke Voit 87 .235 (119) .327 (81) .432 (68) 4.1% (37) 31.6% (149) 11.3% (28)
Keibert Ruiz 87 .243 (103) .301 (122) .338 (137) 1.2% (137) 11.6% (8) 6.7% (104)
Lane Thomas 96 .238 (-) .293 (-) .397 (-) 3.0% (-) 23.9% (-) 6.6% (-)

Cubs vs. Nationals Picks and Predictions

Our recommended pick for this matchup is the Cubs to earn the win (-202 on the moneyline), while we project the scoring will go over the total (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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