Washington Nationals vs Chicago Cubs Betting Odds & Game Analysis | August 16


By Claudio Fortuna | August 16, 2022 12:34 PM

The Chicago Cubs visit the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park, taking the field at 7:05pm ET on Tuesday August 16th, 7:05pm ET. The Washington Nationals are 1.5-run underdogs in the game, and the Over/Under is set at 8.5 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 seven night games against NL East opponents have gone OVER the total runs line.
  • The underdogs have won each of the Cubs’ last four games.

Chicago Cubs Stats

Season Stats
Team Batting AVG .244
Team OBP .318
AVG Runs Scored 4.2
Team ERA 4.27
Team WHIP 1.33
Starters ERA 4.49
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: .301 Batting Avg, .347 OBP, .426 SLG, .773 OPS, 36 Runs
  • Willson Contreras: .249 Batting Avg, .361 OBP, .460 SLG, .821 OPS, 57 Runs
  • Franmil Reyes: .333 Batting Avg, .333 OBP, .619 SLG, .952 OPS, 1 Run
  • Patrick Wisdom: .221 Batting Avg, .317 OBP, .443 SLG, .760 OPS, 56 Runs
  • Ian Happ: .282 Batting Avg, .360 OBP, .455 SLG, .815 OPS, 49 Runs
  • Seiya Suzuki: .244 Batting Avg, .317 OBP, .411 SLG, .728 OPS, 35 Runs
  • Nicklaus Madrigal: .250 Batting Avg, .306 OBP, .287 SLG, .593 OPS, 14 Runs

Washington Nationals Stats

Season Stats
Team Batting AVG .248
Team OBP .314
AVG Runs Scored 3.8
Team ERA 5.29
Team WHIP 1.48
Starters ERA 6.08
Starters WHIP 1.59

Key Players for Washington

  • Kyle Finnegan: 3.47 ERA, 9.06 K/9, 1.16 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
  • Paul Abrams: .000 Batting Avg, .000 OBP, .000 SLG, .000 OPS, 0 Runs
  • César Hernández: .243 Batting Avg, .306 OBP, .308 SLG, .614 OPS, 52 Runs
  • Keibert Ruiz: .243 Batting Avg, .302 OBP, .350 SLG, .652 OPS, 26 Runs
  • Maikel Franco: .230 Batting Avg, .256 OBP, .343 SLG, .599 OPS, 31 Runs
  • Lane Thomas: .231 Batting Avg, .283 OBP, .383 SLG, .666 OPS, 38 Runs
  • Louis Voit: .231 Batting Avg, .333 OBP, .385 SLG, .718 OPS, 5 Runs
  • Yadiel Hernandez: .272 Batting Avg, .316 OBP, .416 SLG, .732 OPS, 30 Runs
  • Nelson Cruz: .239 Batting Avg, .322 OBP, .355 SLG, .677 OPS, 45 Runs
  • Victor Robles: .231 Batting Avg, .287 OBP, .315 SLG, .602 OPS, 36 Runs

The Nationals and Cubs have met four times this season, with the Nationals winning twice and the Cubs winning twice. Their most recent matchup on August 15, 2022 ended 5-4 with the Washington Nationals taking the win.

MLB Computer Picks For Betting Previews

MLB computer picks are betting recommendations made by an AI computer algorithm with a final check by sports betting analyst.

The AI algorithm considers various data points to come up with its betting prediction. Betting trends, game venue, line-ups, weather, injury, news updates, and a wide range of stats are the factors taken into account when making MLB betting preview computer picks.

A professional sports bettor performs the final check.

BestOdds is the ultimate website for bettors new and old alike. We offer not just educational content but the latest news and best MLB Odds across legal sportsbooks.

Sign up for BestOdds’ Newsletter

The most entertaining betting analysis and cherry-picked insights in your inbox.