Chicago Cubs vs Washington Nationals 08/16/2022 Betting Preview, Spread and Game Analysis
Chicago Cubs vs Washington Nationals 08/16/2022 – Nationals Park will be the venue for a clash between the Chicago Cubs and the Washington Nationals on Tuesday evening. The Chicago Cubs are in the third position of the NL Central with 47-67, two spots below the ruling Cardinals. The Washington Nationals are in the last position of the NL East with 39-78, currently dominated by the New York Mets. The Nationals will try to repeat their win against Chicago in the previous matchup. The Chicago Cubs will be winning this game according to the MLB computer picks.
Chicago Cubs vs Washington Nationals 08/16/2022
|When:||Tuesday, August 16, 7:05 PM ET|
|Where:||Nationals Park, Washington, D.C.|
The Chicago Cubs lost in the opening game against the Nationals with a score of 5-4. The Chicago offense is led by Willson Contreras who has put up 90 hits and is currently batting with an average of .253 in this baseball season. The lead homerun scorer for the team is Patrick Wisdom who has knocked 21 homers out of the park. The Chicago Cubs will be handing the ball to Justin Steele who is 4-7 with a 3.63 ERA.
Players to watch: Ian Happ LF (GP 110, AB 401, R 47, H 112, 2B 30, 3B 2, HR 10, RBI 52, TB 176, BB 45, SO 106, SB 6, AVG 0.279, OBP 0.357, SLG 0.439, OPS 0.796, WAR 3.2), Patrick Wisdom 3B (GP 109, AB 381, R 56, H 85, 2B 22, 3B 0, HR 21, RBI 54, TB 170, BB 48, SO 146, SB 7, AVG 0.223, OBP 0.318, SLG 0.446, OPS 0.764, WAR 1.5).
The Washington Nationals are led in offense by Cesar Hernandez who has put up 109 hits for the team, while Maikel Franco has earned 85 hits this season. The highest number of home runs on the team has been scored by Lane Thomas who has 10 homers in his bag. The Washington Nationals are going to hand the ball to Patrick Corbin for this game. Corbin is now 4-16 with a 7.02 ERA.
Players to watch: Cesar Hernandez 2B (GP 115, AB 448, R 52, H 109, 2B 23, 3B 3, HR 0, RBI 25, TB 138, BB 35, SO 87, SB 7, AVG 0.243, OBP 0.306, SLG 0.308, OPS 0.614, WAR 0), Maikel Franco 3B (GP 102, AB 370, R 31, H 85, 2B 15, 3B 0, HR 9, RBI 39, TB 127, BB 12, SO 75, SB 1, AVG 0.23, OBP 0.256, SLG 0.343, OPS 0.599, WAR -1.1).
Chicago Cubs vs Washington Nationals Betting Numbers
The total has gone UNDER in 13 of Chi Cubs’ last 20 games.
Chi Cubs are 2-7 SU in their last 9 games on the road.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chi Cubs’ last 5 games when playing on the road against Washington.
Chi Cubs are 8-3 SU in their last 11 games against an opponent in the National League East Division division.
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chi Cubs’ last 7 games played on a Tuesday.
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Washington’s last 9 games.
Washington are 3-9 SU in their last 12 games.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Washington’s last 6 games against Chi Cubs.
Washington are 5-15 SU in their last 20 games at home.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington’s last 5 games when playing at home against Chi Cubs.
Chicago Cubs vs Washington Nationals Betting Picks
The Washington Nationals have the home advantage in this game which was in favor of them in the previous game. But the Cubs are not a team to lie down and take hits and are going to put up a very strong offense in this matchup. The Chicago Cubs are going to win this game according to the MLB predictions for 2022.
Score Prediction: Cubs 6, Nationals 5.