Washington Nationals vs. Chicago Cubs Betting Analysis

Washington and Chicago meet up for the third of a three-game series on Wednesday, August 10, 2022 at Wrigley Field.

Washington remains games behind and is in place in the National League East with a – record, despite going – away from Nationals Park. The Cubs start Wednesday’s play with a – record, good for place in the National League Central. The lead Chicago by games as the Cubs own a solid – ledger at home.

Washington Nationals vs. Chicago Cubs Betting Resources

  • Date: Wednesday, August 10, 2022
  • Matchup: NL East vs. NL Central
  • Venue: Wrigley Field
  • Location: Chicago, Illinois, USA
  • Time-TV: 2:20 PM p.m. ET – MLB.tv

Washington Nationals vs. Chicago Cubs – Current Form

The-place the Nationals have now lost back-to-back series against the Mets and the Phillies. Washington allowed only one runs on Tuesday in the second of three contests against the Mets.

Game fourth with the Philadelphia Phillies was Washington’s worst in last 7. They allowed a total of 13 runs. Chicago fell to the St. Louis Cardinals with 3-0, but captured its series against the Marlins on Sunday. They kept the Miami Marlins from scoring any runs in the second contest of the series on Saturday. In the most recent 6 games, the one played on Thursday against the St. Louis Cardinals was their worst. The defense of Chicago allowed seven runs.

Washington Nationals vs. Chicago Cubs – Pitching Matchup

Washington: Josiah Gray (7-8, 4.92 ERA)

Josiah Gray will make his 21th start of the season for Washington, who’s hoping to find some traction after posting a 7-8 record and 4.92 ERA thus far, while tallying a 1.31 WHIP, 46 walks, and 122 strikeouts across 106.0 innings of action. The Nationals were no match for the Philadelphia Phillies, losing 7-2 on August 5, 2022 behind Gray’s losing start with four innings of work. The 24-year-old yielded six runs on five hits, while striking out four and issuing three walks. Gray owns a 5-1 road record this season in 10 starts away from Nationals Park. In those away outings, he has posted a 3.25 ERA, a 1.07 WHIP, 20 walks, and 63 strikeouts in 55.1 innings of work.

Chicago: Justin Steele (4-7, 3.67 ERA)

Chicago’ left-hander Justin Steele takes the mound for his 20th start of the season. Steele looks to improve on a 4-7 record and 3.67 ERA in 95.2 innings, while striking out 97, walking 43 batters, and posting a 1.41 WHIP. Steele received a no-decision in his most recent start against Miami Marlins, as Chicago’s left-hander surrendered runs on four hits, one walks, and 10 strikeouts during the Cubs’ 2-1 home loss on August 5, 2022. Pitching at home this season, Steele is 3-4 with a 3.03 ERA, a 1.33 WHIP, 27 walks and 52 strikeouts over 59.1 innings in 12 starts.

Washington Nationals vs. Chicago Cubs – Series History

The 2021 campaign was dominated by the Cubs, who went 4-3 in this season series. So far in 2022, the Cubs have captured 1 of the one head-to-head battles between the pair.