Washington Nationals vs. Chicago Cubs Betting Analysis

The Nationals will visit Cubs at Wrigley Field for the third of a three-game set on Wednesday, August 10, 2022.

Washington remains 35.5 games behind New York Mets and is in fifth place in the National League East with a 36-75 record, despite going 19-35 away from Nationals Park. Chicago begins Wednesday’s action in third place of the National League Central. The Cubs own a 44-64 record and sit 16 games in back of the Cardinals for first place, while posting a 23-33 mark 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

Washington has suffered two straight series losses, falling to the Mets and the Phillies. They limited the New York Mets to just one runs in the second contest of the series on Tuesday.

Against the Philadelphia Phillies, Washington’s defense allowed for 13 runs in the fourth game of the series on Sunday. Chicago fell to the St. Louis Cardinals with 3-0, but captured its series against the Marlins on Sunday. Their best perfomance was on Saturday, when they limited the Marlins to scoring no runs in the second contest of a three-game series. Their worst performance in last 6 games was allowing seven runs on Thursday, in the third match of the series played against the St. Louis Cardinals.

Washington Nationals vs. Chicago Cubs – Pitching Matchup

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

Josiah Gray takes the mound in the series final as he makes his 21th start of the season for the Nationals in this contest. He comes in 7-8 with a 4.92 ERA, a 1.31 WHIP, 46 walks and 122 strikeouts over 106.0 innings of work on the year. The 24-year-old right-hander couldn’t lift the Nationals to win on the road over the Philadelphia Phillies on August 5, 2022. In his losing start, Gray tossed four innings in the 7-2 defeat by Philadelphia Phillies, while giving up six runs on five hits with four strikeouts and three walks. In his 10 starts on the road this season, Gray is 5-1 with a 3.25 ERA, a 1.07 WHIP, 20 walks and 63 strikeouts over 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. The 27-year-old left-hander didn’t factor in the decision in his last start, when the Cubs lost to the Miami Marlins on August 5, 2022 at home. Steele tossed 4.2 innings in the 2-1 defeat by the Miami Marlins, while giving up runs on four hits with 10 strikeouts and one walks. 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

In the 2021 season the Cubs won the season series 4-3. Chicago has scooped up victories in 1 of the one encounters between the pair.