Cubs vs Nationals Today: Picks, Predictions, Moneyline and Odds – Wednesday, August 10

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In the final game of a three-game set at Wrigley Field, the Washington Nationals (37-75) take on the Chicago Cubs (44-65), Wednesday at 2:20 PM ET. The scheduled starters are Justin Steele (4-7) for the Cubs, and Josiah Gray (7-8) for the Nationals.

At home, the Cubs are favored to win on the moneyline (-178) over the Nationals (+149). The over/under for the Cubs-Nationals game is 8.

Cubs vs. Nationals Odds

Run Line

Chicago Cubs (-1.5)

Moneyline

Cubs (-178)

Total

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

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

  • Game Day: Wednesday, August 10, 2022
  • Game Time: 2:20 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

Kyle Finnegan (1.00 IP, 2 R, 4 H, 0 K) earned a win in the Nationals’ 6-5 victory over the Cubs yesterday. Keibert Ruiz led the way offensively, going 2-for-3 with two home runs and four RBI. Mark Leiter Jr. (2.00 IP, 2 R, 3 H, 3 K) took the loss for the Cubs.

Betting Trends

Cubs Betting Records and Team Stats

This season, the Cubs have been favored 32 times and won 14, or 43.8%, of those games. Chicago is 2-2 this season when entering a game favored by -178 or more on the moneyline. The Cubs have a 64% chance to win this game based on the implied probability of the moneyline. Games involving Chicago have gone over the total set by sportsbooks in 46 of 109 chances this season. In 109 games with a spread this season, the Cubs are 55-54-0 ATS.

Name GP AVG (Rank) OBP (Rank) SLG (Rank) HR% (Rank) K% (Rank) BB% (Rank)
Willson Contreras 94 .253 (80) .364 (24) .463 (36) 3.9% (45) 21.8% (94) 9.3% (62)
Ian Happ 106 .276 (42) .356 (33) .432 (67) 2.1% (103) 23.2% (105) 10.1% (43)
Nico Hoerner 94 .297 (21) .340 (58) .411 (90) 1.7% (120) 11.0% (6) 4.8% (139)
Patrick Wisdom 105 .220 (134) .315 (99) .443 (60) 4.7% (23) 33.6% (148) 11.1% (31)
Christopher Morel 69 .266 (-) .336 (-) .463 (-) 3.5% (-) 29.1% (-) 9.0% (-)

Nationals Betting Records and Team Stats

The Nationals have been underdogs in 97 games this season and have come away with the win 30 times (30.9%) in those contests. This season, Washington has been victorious 15 times in 49 chances when named as an underdog of at least +149 or worse on the moneyline. The Nationals have an implied victory probability of 40.2% according to the moneyline set by oddsmakers for this matchup. Washington and its opponents have gone over the total this season in 55 of their 112 opportunities. The Nationals are 47-65-0 against the spread in their 112 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 104 .233 (119) .318 (94) .342 (136) 2.0% (106) 22.9% (98) 10.3% (40)
Keibert Ruiz 88 .247 (97) .307 (114) .359 (129) 1.7% (120) 11.5% (8) 6.9% (100)
César Hernández 111 .238 (111) .302 (122) .303 (145) 0.0% (145) 18.0% (56) 7.2% (90)
Luke Voit 88 .233 (119) .326 (82) .428 (73) 4.1% (37) 32.1% (147) 11.4% (27)
Lane Thomas 97 .239 (-) .293 (-) .395 (-) 3.0% (-) 24.2% (-) 6.6% (-)

Cubs vs. Nationals Picks and Predictions

Our prediction for this matchup is the Cubs to earn the win (-178 on the moneyline), while we predict the scoring will go over the total (8 runs).

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WRITTEN BY

Stacy Sailer

Stacy has been a baseball fan for as long as she can remember. She admits that she grew up as a spoiled Yankees fan in the late-90’s/early 2000’s, but has slowly evolved into a disgruntled Yankees fan due to their lone championship title in the last 21 seasons. She follows other sports, but her first love has always been baseball and loves getting to share her insight and knowledge with the Betsperts community.

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