Nationals vs Cubs Prediction - MLB Picks 7/18/23

Chicago Cubs (43-49) vs Washington Nationals (37-56)

Game Info: Tuesday, July 18, 2023 at 8:05 pm (Wrigley Field)

Jameson Taillon (3-6) (6.03) vs Trevor Williams (5-5) (4.42)

Betting Odds: Chicago Cubs -182 / Washington Nationals +140 --- Over/Under: 9 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Washington Nationals and Chicago Cubs face off on Tuesday in an MLB showdown at Wrigley Fleid. 

Nationals Betting Preview

The Nationals sit with a 38-56 records overall and they scored seven runs on Monday. The Nationals are averaging 4.19 runs while their pitching is giving up 5.14 runs per game. The offense is ranked 22nd in the league while the pitching is ranked 27th. Lane Thomas has hit 14 home runs and driven in 50 RBIs. On the mound for the Nationals is Trevor Williams who sits with a 5-5 record and an ERA of 4.42. In his last start against the Cardinals he went 2.2 innings giving up one hit and one run. 

Cubs Betting Preview

The Cubs sit with a 43-50 and they scored five runs on Monday, but it wasn’t enough. Ian Happ finished with one hit, one run, and two RBIs. Drew Smyly went six innings giving up eight hits and five runs. The Cubs are averaging 4.65 runs while their pitching is giving up 4.42 runs per game. The offense is ranked 13th in the league while the pitching is ranked 15th. Christopher Morel has hit 15 home runs and driven in 40 RBIs. 

Nationals vs Cubs Trends

Cubs are 0-5 in Taillons last 5 starts during game 2 of a series. Cubs are 0-4 in their last 4 home games vs. a right-handed starter. Cubs are 0-4 in their last 4 vs. National League East. Cubs are 1-9 in their last 10 home games vs. a team with a losing road record. Cubs are 1-7 in Taillons last 8 home starts.

Shane’s Free Pick

The Cubs offense has actually been pretty decent this season and they should find a way to score against Williams here. The Nationals pitching is ranked 27th overall and the pitching is also going to really struggle here. Look for the Cubs to run up the score, and they will win this game on the run line. 

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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