The Washington Nationals (36-74) and Chicago Cubs (43-64) meet Monday at 8:05 p.m.

. ET to launch a 3-game series at Wrigley Field. Let’s analyze Tipico Sportsbook‘s lines around

the Nationals vs. Cubs odds with MLB picks and predictions.

Season series: First meeting; Cubs won 4 of 7 from the Nationals in 2021

The Nationals have struggled mightily of late. .

Washington has been outscored 45-17 in losing 5 straight game

The Nats are just 7-26 with a bloated 5.92 ERA in their last 33 games.

The Cubs got off to a good start in the 2nd half, but they head into this game coming off a 3-0 Sunday loss and a 2-6 mark in

their last 8 games. Chicago has played well at home lately. The Cubs own a 2.77 ERA and an 11-9 record in their last 20 games at Wrigley.