Washington Nationals vs Chicago Cubs 7-18-2023

Washington Nationals vs Chicago Cubs 7/18/2023 Picks Predictions Previews

Washington Nationals vs Chicago Cubs 7/18/2023 Picks Predictions Previews


The Washington Nationals will go against the Chicago Cubs in MLB action at Wrigley Field, IL, on Tuesday, July 18, 2023, at 8:05 PM ET. The Nationals lost their last two games after a three-game winning streak.


They will attempt to turn things around with a victory over the Cubs, their fourth victory in their previous six games. Washington scores 4.19 runs per contest on average.


Their league-leading batting average of.260 places them sixth. They rank 19th in on-base percentage (.317) and 20th in slugging percentage (.399).


The Nationals’ big hitter was Lane Thomas. He leads the squad in batting average (.299), home runs (14), and RBI (50). Due to poor pitching, Washington was allowing 5.14 runs per game.


The Nationals’ opponents’ batting average against the Cubs is 0.272, which ranks 28th in the league.


Their 1.49 WHIP ranks 28th, while their 4.85 ERA ranks 27th. Williams’ most recent start resulted in a 7-5 victory over St. Louis after he allowed one hit and one run in 2.2 innings.


This season, the Nationals sent 289 relievers to the mound. One hundred thirty-one runners were given to the relievers for the year, and 32.8% scored for their side. They only succeeded in 24 of 43 save opportunities this year.


The Nationals’ bullpen pitchers entered 87 save opportunities and had a save percentage of 55.8%. The bullpen relievers rank 22nd in the league with 44 holds this season.


Pitchers for the Nationals entered games 82 times with runners on base and 94 times in high-leverage situations.


  • The total went OVER in five of Washington’s last six matches.
  • The Washington Nationals are 4-2 SU in their previous six matches.
  • The Washington Nationals are 4-1 SU in their last five games against the Chicago Cubs.

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Washington Nationals vs Chicago Cubs Predictions 7/18/2023


The Cubs lost two of three games to Boston over the weekend due to their series victory over the Yankees.


With a win versus the Nationals, which would be their third triumph in their previous five games, they will attempt to turn things around.


Chicago scores 4.65 runs per game on average. Their league-leading batting average of.247 ranks them 17th. They rank 11th in on-base percentage (.326) and 22nd in slugging percentage (.397).


Patrick Wisdom leads the squad with 15 home runs, while Nico Hoerner leads the Cubs with a.270 batting average and 48 RBI. Chicago had strong pitching, only allowing 4.42 runs per game.


The Cubs are 13th in the league with a.243 opponents’ batting average. Their 1.27 WHIP is 16th, while their 4.12 ERA is 15th.


Taillon defeated the Yankees 3-0 in his previous outing after allowing just one hit and no runs throughout eight innings.


The Cubs’ staff has a WHIP of 1.268 and a FIP of 4.18 for the current season. With 744 total hits allowed, their pitching staff ranks seventh in the league.


The Chicago pitching staff has a 4.12 ERA (372 earned runs given up) and has given up 407 runs so far this season. They have an 8.30 strikeout-to-walk ratio (750 strikeouts vs. 287 free passes).


They rank 15th in MLB for runs allowed per nine innings (4.51) and for home runs allowed (98).


  • The total went OVER in six of the Chi Cubs’ last six matches.
  • The Chi Cubs are 6-12 SU in their previous 18 matches.
  • The total went UNDER in five of the Chicago Cubs’ last six games against Washington.

 Washington Nationals vs. Chicago Cubs The MLB pick for this game is the Washington Nationals. Three of the Nationals’ past five games and five of their last eight away games ended in victories.


They are currently playing well and have scored 17 runs in their previous three away games despite having one of the weakest offenses in the league.


They hit the ball well against right-handers, so expect them to play well offensively in this game. Taillon struggled on the pitch, particularly at home, where he allowed 15 runs in his previous three appearances.


He struggled to contain the Nationals in his past three outings against them, giving up nine runs each time. 


Three of their previous five games and seven of their last nine at home ended in losses for the Cubs. Despite their slump, they are performing well offensively and have scored 18 runs in their past three home games.


However, Williams pitched well in recent outings, particularly on the road, where he gave up nine earned runs in his past five starts so they will struggle offensively in this game.


He only allowed one run in his past two outings against the Cubs, so that he will restrain their offense. The Washington Nationals will win by a predicted score of 6-4.


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Washington Nationals vs Chicago Cubs 7/18/2023 Picks Predictions Previews

MLB Starting Time: 8:05 PM ET


Location: Wrigley Field, IL


Date: Tuesday, July 18, 2023


TV: Marquee


MLB Odds: Washington Nationals +155


MLB Totals: 9


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