Washington Nationals vs. Chicago Cubs Betting Analysis

The Cubs host the Nationals in the third contest of a three-game set at Wrigley Field on Wednesday, August 10, 2022.

Washington remains games behind and is in place in the National League East with a – record, despite going – away from Nationals Park. The Cubs enter Wednesday’s matchup positioned in the National League Central standings with records of – overall and – at home, which trails the division leading by games.

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 Nationals have dropped consecutive series to the Mets and the Phillies. The Mets scored only one runs against the Washington Nationals on Tuesday, which was Washington’s best result in last two series.

The Nationals were the weakest on Sunday, when the Philadelphia Phillies scored 13 runs in game two of a four-contest series against the Phillies. 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. Against the St. Louis Cardinals, Chicago’s defense allowed for seven runs in the third game of the series on Thursday.

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. Washington’s 24-year-old right-hander lost his last start, which came on the road against the Philadelphia Phillies on August 5, 2022. He threw four innings, allowing six runs on five hits with three walks and four strikeouts in a 7-2 the Nationals loss. 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)

Justin Steele will make his 20th start of the season for Chicago, who’s hoping to find some traction after posting a 4-7 record and 3.67 ERA thus far, while tallying a 1.41 WHIP, 43 walks, and 97 strikeouts across 95.2 innings of action. Steele didn’t factor in the decision in his last start, which came at home against the Miami Marlins on August 5, 2022. He threw 4.2 innings, allowing runs on four hits with one walks and 10 strikeouts in an eventual 2-1 the Cubs defeat. Steele is 3-4 with a 3.03 ERA across 15 home starts this season, which includes 27 walks, 52 strikeouts, and a 1.33 WHIP over 59.1 innings of action.

Washington Nationals vs. Chicago Cubs – Series History

Chicago went 4-3 overall in the 2021 head-to-head meetings. In the current season, the Cubs are still up with 1 wins out of one games.