Chicago Cubs at Washington Nationals: 8/15/22 MLB Picks and Prediction

Washington Nationals (38-78) vs Chicago Cubs (47-65)

Game Info: Monday, August 15, 2022 at 7:05 pm (Nationals Park)

Josiah Gray (7-8) (4.81) vs Marcus Stroman (3-5) (4.20)

Betting Odds: Washington Nationals +120 / Chicago Cubs -161 --- Over/Under: 8 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Washington Nationals will host the Chicago Cubs in the first game of their series in the National League East versus National League Central from Nationals Park on Monday night. The weather is expected to be extremely humid with a 33.3% chance of rain and 5.8 miles per hour winds.  

The Washington Nationals are coming off of a 6 run loss against the San Diego Padres in their last game. The series ended at 2-1 in favor of the San Diego Padres. 

Paolo Espino got the start for the Washington Nationals. He has a 4.20 ERA, with 61 strikes and a 1.29 whip. He pitched 5 innings in the loss before calling it a night. He had 3 strikes and gave up 7 hits to the San Diego Padres. 

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Washington Nationals right-hander, Zach Thompson will be the starter for this one. He has a 5.08 ERA with 62 strikes and a 1.47 whip.

The Chicago Cubs are coming off of a 3 run loss against the Cincinnati Reds in their last game. The series ended at 2-1 in favor of the Chicago Cubs. 

Keegan Thompson got the start for the Chicago Cubs. He has a 3.67 ERA, with 88 strikes and a 1.27 whip. He lasted just 1 2/3 innings. He was charged with four runs and two hits in the loss.

Chicago Cubs right-hander, Marcus Stroman will be the starter for this one. He has a 4.20 ERA with 74 strikes and a 1.16 whip.

The Cubs are 8-2 in their last 10 vs. National League East and are 11-4 in their last 15 when their opponent allows 5 runs or more in their previous game. The Cubs are also 5-2 in their last 7 during game 1 of a series and are 5-2 in their last 7 games vs. a right-handed starter. The Nationals are 19-45 in their last 64 after allowing 5 runs or more in their previous game. The Nationals are also 16-38 in their last 54 during game 1 of a series and are 15-36 in their last 51 games following a loss. The Nats should fall here as they are simply outmatched.

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