The Chicago Cubs (28-45) and the Cincinnati Reds (25-47) square off for the first of a three-game series on Tuesday at Wrigley Field, beginning at 8:05 PM ET. The favored Cubs (-115) are coming off of a 2-1 series win over the Cardinals, and the underdog Reds (-105) enter the matchup following a 2-1 series win over the Giants. Keegan Thompson starts for Chicago while Cincinnati will counter with Luis Castillo.

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Game Info, Betting Lines for Cubs vs. Reds

  • Game Day: Tuesday, June 28, 2022
  • Game Time: 8:05 PM ET
  • Location: Chicago, Illinois
  • Stadium: Wrigley Field
Cubs vs Reds Betting Information
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Cubs -115

Cubs Stats & Trends

Cubs Batting

  • The Cubs average one home run per game to rank 18th in MLB play with 71 total home runs .
  • The Cubs’ .244 batting average ranks 13th in the majors.
  • The Cubs are 10th in baseball with an on-base percentage of .320.
  • The Cubs strike out 8.7 times per game to rank 23rd in baseball.
  • The Cubs average one home run per home game this season (39 total at home).
  • The Cubs are slugging .400 with 2.8 extra-base hits per game in home contests.
  • At home this season the team averages 8.3 hits per game and is batting .248.

Cubs Key Batters

  • Ian Happ has an OPS of .835, fueled by an OBP of .376 and a team-best slugging percentage of .459 this season.
  • Happ ranks 36th in batting average, 18th in on-base percentage, and 46th in slugging among qualifying hitters in the majors.
  • Willson Contreras has 62 hits and an OBP of .383, both of which lead the Cubs this season.
  • Among qualifiers, Contreras ranks 48th in batting average, 16th in on-base percentage and 26th in slugging percentage.
  • Contreras has picked up at least one hit in three straight games. In his last five games he is hitting .200 with a double, three walks and four RBI.
  • Patrick Wisdom has collected 57 base hits, an OBP of .317 and a slugging percentage of .463 this season.
  • Wisdom heads into this matchup with six games in a row with at least one hit. During his last 10 games he is hitting .270 with two doubles, two home runs, four walks and six RBI.
  • Nico Hoerner has been key for Chicago with 59 hits, an OBP of .330 plus a slugging percentage of .415.
  • Hoerner enters this game on a five-game hitting streak. In his last five games he is hitting .526 with a double, a home run, two walks and five RBI.

Reds Stats & Trends

Reds Batting

  • The Reds’ 67 home runs rank 21st in Major League Baseball.
  • The Reds rank 17th in MLB with a .239 team batting average.
  • The Reds have an on-base percentage of .308 this season, which ranks 20th in the league.
  • The Reds rank 11th in MLB in strikeouts per game with an average of 8.3 whiffs per contest.
  • They’ve hit 23 homers, an average of 0.6 per game, in 37 road contests this season.
  • They have a team slugging percentage of .325 in away games this season with 80 extra-base hits.
  • In 37 road games this season, they have a batting average of .217 while averaging 7.1 base hits per contest.

Reds Key Batters

  • Brandon Drury has racked up a team-high slugging percentage (.523) and paces the Reds in hits (63).
  • Drury ranks 48th in batting average, 75th in on-base percentage and 15th in slugging percentage among all qualifying hitters in the majors.
  • Drury takes a six-game hitting streak into this matchup. During his last 10 games he is hitting .256 with two doubles, a triple, three home runs, a walk and five RBI.
  • Kyle Farmer’s .343 on-base percentage paces his team.
  • Including all qualified players, Farmer ranks 32nd in batting average, 53rd in on-base percentage and 71st in slugging percentage.
  • Tommy Pham is hitting .245 with nine doubles, 10 home runs and 34 walks.
  • Joey Votto is batting .213 with 13 doubles, a triple, five home runs and 28 walks.

Cubs vs. Reds Probable Pitchers

Thompson Castillo
8 GS 9
7-2 W-L 2-4
3.10 ERA 3.71
61.0 IP 51.0
21 BB 18
55 SO 49

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