Washington Nationals vs Chicago Cubs Betting Odds & Game Analysis | August 15


By Claudio Fortuna | August 15, 2022 10:22 AM

The Chicago Cubs visit the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park, taking the field at 7:05pm ET on Monday August 15th, 7:05pm ET. The Washington Nationals are 1.5-run underdogs in the game, and the Over/Under is set at 8 runs.

Welcome to the BestOdds betting breakdown where we identify performance trends in order to analyze teams’ chances in the upcoming game.

Today, we are looking at the Major League Baseball game between the Chicago Cubs and Washington Nationals.

Washington and Chicago Betting Info

  • Each of the Cubs’ last six night games against NL East opponents have gone OVER the total runs line.
  • The underdogs have won four of the Cubs’ last five games.

Chicago Cubs Stats

Season Stats
Team Batting AVG .245
Team OBP .319
AVG Runs Scored 4.2
Team ERA 4.30
Team WHIP 1.33
Starters ERA 4.53
Starters WHIP 1.35

Key Players for Chicago

  • Keegan Thompson: 3.67 ERA, 7.87 K/9, 1.27 WHIP
  • Rowan Wick: 3.94 ERA, 9.38 K/9, 1.65 WHIP
  • Kervin Castro: 6.75 ERA, 2.25 K/9, 1.75 WHIP
  • Rafael Ortega: .230 Batting Avg, .318 OBP, .341 SLG, .659 OPS, 27 Runs
  • Patrick Higgins: .280 Batting Avg, .357 OBP, .510 SLG, .867 OPS, 16 Runs
  • Nicholas Hoerner: .302 Batting Avg, .348 OBP, .425 SLG, .773 OPS, 36 Runs
  • Willson Contreras: .253 Batting Avg, .365 OBP, .466 SLG, .831 OPS, 57 Runs
  • Franmil Reyes: .353 Batting Avg, .353 OBP, .588 SLG, .941 OPS, 1 Run
  • Patrick Wisdom: .223 Batting Avg, .318 OBP, .446 SLG, .764 OPS, 56 Runs
  • Ian Happ: .279 Batting Avg, .357 OBP, .439 SLG, .796 OPS, 47 Runs
  • Seiya Suzuki: .241 Batting Avg, .314 OBP, .410 SLG, .724 OPS, 34 Runs
  • Nicklaus Madrigal: .252 Batting Avg, .310 OBP, .282 SLG, .592 OPS, 13 Runs

Washington Nationals Stats

Season Stats
Team Batting AVG .248
Team OBP .315
AVG Runs Scored 3.8
Team ERA 5.30
Team WHIP 1.48
Starters ERA 6.10
Starters WHIP 1.59

Key Players for Washington

  • Kyle Finnegan: 3.55 ERA, 9.06 K/9, 1.18 WHIP
  • Jacob McGee: 0.00 ERA, 9.00 K/9, 0.00 WHIP
  • Paolo Espino: 4.21 ERA, 6.75 K/9, 1.29 WHIP
  • César Hernández: .243 Batting Avg, .306 OBP, .308 SLG, .614 OPS, 52 Runs
  • Keibert Ruiz: .245 Batting Avg, .303 OBP, .353 SLG, .656 OPS, 26 Runs
  • Maikel Franco: .230 Batting Avg, .256 OBP, .343 SLG, .599 OPS, 31 Runs
  • Lane Thomas: .231 Batting Avg, .284 OBP, .381 SLG, .665 OPS, 37 Runs
  • Louis Voit: .250 Batting Avg, .341 OBP, .417 SLG, .758 OPS, 4 Runs
  • Yadiel Hernandez: .268 Batting Avg, .312 OBP, .414 SLG, .726 OPS, 29 Runs
  • Nelson Cruz: .236 Batting Avg, .320 OBP, .342 SLG, .662 OPS, 44 Runs
  • Victor Robles: .231 Batting Avg, .287 OBP, .315 SLG, .602 OPS, 36 Runs

The Nationals and Cubs have met three times this season, with the Nationals winning once and the Cubs winning twice. Their most recent matchup on August 10, 2022 ended 4-2 with the Chicago Cubs taking the win.

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