Chicago Cubs vs. Washington Nationals - BetMGM Sportsbook Promo and Prediction

August 15, 2022

12:05 PM ET Aug 15
Chicago Cubs vs. Washington Nationals
Cubs to WIN

The Washington Nationals and the Chicago Cubs are trying to improve from last season's awful records. The Cubs managed to take two out of three games against the Cincinnati Reds, while the Nationals have lost 10 in a row and are 38-78.

The two teams will meet once again on Monday. The Cubs will start Marcus Stroman and the Nationals are expected to send out Josiah Gray, even though he has been struggling in recent starts. The first pitch is at 7:05 PM at Nationals Park.

BetMGM, offering its MLB Special Bet $10 Win $200,  predicts the Cubs to win the games with a spread of -1.5 (+115) while the Nationals are at +1.5 (-139).

Why bet on Chicago Cubs?

✅ Cubs are 3rd in National League Central with a 47 - 66 record
✅ Patrick Wisdom leads the team with 21 home runs while batting at .223
✅ Cubs have a Moneyline coverage of 47-66 with a record of 6-4 in the last 10 games.

Teams: Chicago Cubs vs. Washington Nationals 
When: Monday, August 15, at 7:05 PM ET
Venue: Nationals Park, Washington
Betting Pick: Chicago Cubs to win Spread @ -1.5 (+115)

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Chicago Cubs vs. Washington Nationals

Chicago Cubs

The Chicago Cubs are having a rough season, but they hope to turn things around after winning three out of four games against their division rival. In the upcoming match, Marcus Stroman will try to improve his record and lower his ERA. He has a .257 expected batting average against him, a 47.0 hard-hit percentage, and a 4.40 ERA. Opposing batters constantly make contact with his multiple pitches, crushing his weak ones.

Despite the team's struggles this season, the Cubs were able to bounce back over the weekend and score 16 runs in three games. Willson Contreras has been one of the league's most consistent players this season with his 17 home runs. Ian Happ and Christopher Morel have also contributed to the team's power production. However, the back half of the batting lineup has not been able to contribute much.

Due to the lack of consistent production from the back half of the lineup, opposing pitchers have easily eliminated the team's power production. Only four players have hit over 10 home runs this season.

Washington Nationals 

The Washington Nationals are currently in their worst season in franchise history. They hope to avoid finishing last in the NL East in 2022 by improving their record. One of the reasons why they are struggling is due to the emergence of young starting pitcher Josiah Gray.

Gray has allowed only 61 runs in 112.1 innings while striking out 128. With a .210 expected batting average, a 26.3 strikeout percentage, and an expected ERA of 3.99, Gray has been able to limit the damage he has allowed. He has also been able to retire most of his opponents' baserunners with the help of his effective changeup.

Despite the positive contributions of Gray, the Nationals' offense has been struggling, as they have only scored around 3.81 runs per game. For instance, right-fielder Luis Garcia slashes .289 with 95 total bases, while left-fielder Yadiel Hernández is cutting .268 with 122. The team's batting order has become more vulnerable with the departure of Josh Bell and Juan Soto at the trade deadline.

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