Washington Nationals vs Chicago Cubs 7-17-2023

Washington Nationals vs Chicago Cubs 7/17/2023 Picks Predictions Previews

Washington Nationals vs Chicago Cubs 7/17/2023 Picks Predictions Previews


The Washington Nationals will go against the Chicago Cubs in MLB action at Wrigley Field, IL, on Monday, July 17, 2023, at 8:05 PM ET.


Before Sunday’s match, Washington had won three of its previous four games, which helped make up for the team’s four-game sweep by Cincinnati before the All-Star break.


The Nats are 24.5 games out of first place in the NL East and 18 games below.500. Washington ranks 22nd in run average, hits.261 (5th), and has a 19th-ranked.717 OPS.


This season, it stole 55 bases, ranking 21st, and blasted 80 long balls, ranking 28th. With 28 quality starts, the Nationals’ pitching staff ranks 27th overall with a 4.81 ERA and 28th with a 1.48 WHIP.


In the series’ first game on Monday, Gore will start for the guests. The rookie Southpaw’s month of July didn’t start well, as he only pitched 2.1 innings in a defeat to Philadelphia (seven earned runs).


He could only complete 1.1 frames of his previous appearance due to rain, so he should be well-rested following the All-Star break to complete most of the innings tomorrow in Chicago.


The Nationals’ bullpen pitchers entered games in 87 save situations with a 55.8% save percentage. The relievers took over 129 runners in the year, and 31.8% scored.


In addition to making 94 appearances in high-pressure situations, bullpen pitchers for the Nationals entered games 81 times with runners on base.


This year, the Nationals sent 286 relievers to the mound. The bullpen pitchers’ 44 holds for the season rank them 22nd in MLB.


They failed to capitalize on 19 of their 43 save opportunities, giving them a season total of 24 earned saves.


  • The total went OVER in four of Washington’s last five matches.
  • Washington is 3-7 SU in their previous ten matches.
  • The total went OVER in four of Washington’s last five games on the road.

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Washington Nationals vs Chicago Cubs Predictions 7/17/2023


This year, the Cubs were a rollercoaster attraction, teetering around the.500 threshold like young men at a dance. They now have an overall record of 43-48 and are seven games behind the lead in the NL Central standings.


Chicago is ranked 12th in terms of runs scored per game (4.65), hits (.248), and OPS (.724). This year, it ranks 20th in home runs with 100 and 13th in base stealers with 70.


With 41 quality starts, the Cubs pitchers has a 13.04 ERA and a 14.26 WHIP.


On Monday night, Smyly will start for the home squad. In his previous start against the Yankees, the seasoned left-hander took the loss after allowing four runs, six hits, and two home runs in four innings.


Since June 28, he has failed to complete the fourth inning in his last three appearances. On May 1, Smyly pitched well against Washington, holding the Nationals to one run over seven innings.


The Cubs had 60 save opportunities, including 38 holds and eight failed saves. Chicago’s relievers took the field for 21 opportunities to preserve runs, and they saved 13 of them.


Their relievers entered the game 67 times with heavy leverage and 70 with runners on base. Out of 115 inherited base runners, Chicago bullpen pitchers have a 31.3% inherited scoring rate.


They used 276 relievers this season and now possess the 16th-best save percentage in MLB.


  • The total went OVER in five of the Chi Cubs’ last five matches.
  • The total went UNDER in five of the Chicago Cubs’ last five matches against Washington.
  • The total went OVER in five of the Chicago Cubs’ last six matches at home.

Washington Nationals vs. Chicago Cubs The MLB pick for this game is the Washington Nationals.


The Nationals hit very effectively against left-handed pitchers (.279/.337/.437/.774) and on the road (.257 BA/.321 OBP/.398 SLG/.719 OPS).


Since Smyly allowed 14 runs in his previous three appearances (11.1 IP) and nine long balls in his last seven starts, he was too unreliable to support at odds of -140 to -150.


Only once in his first ten starts did he allow four or more runs, but in his final eight starts, he had four appearances with four or more earned runs. 


The Cubs had a slow start to July, going.239/.308/.374/.682 in their first 11 games. Gore should take advantage of his recent extended period of recovery on Monday.


He limited seven of his 18 opponents to one or zero runs while holding 12 of his opponents to three runs or fewer.


He’ll defeat the Cubs in the rematch, despite Chicago scoring four runs against him on May 1. The Washington Nationals will win by a predicted score of 6-4.


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Washington Nationals vs Chicago Cubs 7/17/2023 Picks Predictions Previews

MLB Starting Time: 8:05 PM ET


Location: Wrigley Field, IL


Date: Monday, July 17, 2023


TV: Marquee


MLB Odds: Washington Nationals +126


MLB Totals: 8.5


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