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    Nico Hoerner is just one hit away from his 100th of the season as his Chicago Cubs (44-65) ready for a matchup against the Washington Nationals (37-75) on Wednesday at 2:20 PM ET. The Cubs are favored (-184) over the Nationals (+155). Chicago has Justin Steele set to start, while Washington counters with Josiah Gray.

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    Game Info, Betting Lines for Cubs vs. Nationals

    • Game Day: Wednesday, August 10, 2022
    • Game Time: 2:20 PM ET
    • Location: Chicago, Illinois
    • Stadium: Wrigley Field
    Cubs vs Nationals Betting Information
    Favorite Favorite Moneyline Total
    Cubs -184 7.5

    Cubs Stats & Trends

    Cubs Batting

    • The Cubs are 19th in MLB action with 107 home runs. They average one per game.
    • The Cubs have the 15th-ranked batting average in the league (.243).
    • The Cubs rank 10th in baseball with an on-base percentage of .317.
    • The Cubs’ 8.9 strikeouts per game rank 25th in the league.
    • The Cubs average one home run per home game this season (55 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 8.5 hits per game and is batting .254.

    Cubs Key Batters

    • Willson Contreras has 88 hits and an OBP of .364, both of which lead Chicago hitters this season.
    • Among all qualifying batters in baseball, Contreras is 80th in batting average, 24th in on-base percentage, and 37th in slugging.
    • Contreras has picked up at least one hit in two games in a row. During his last five outings he is hitting .250 with a home run and five RBI.
    • Ian Happ leads Chicago in slugging percentage (.432) thanks to 40 extra-base hits.
    • Among qualifying hitters, Happ’s batting average ranks him 41st, his on-base percentage 33rd, and his slugging percentage 67th.
    • Happ heads into this matchup looking to extend his two-game hit streak. In his last five games he is batting .333 with four doubles and two walks.
    • Hoerner has collected 99 base hits, an OBP of .340 and a slugging percentage of .411 this season.
    • Hoerner has picked up a hit in two games in a row. In his last five games he is hitting .400 with a walk and three RBI.
    • Patrick Wisdom has 20 home runs, 52 RBI and a batting average of .220 this season.
    • Wisdom has hit safely in two games in a row. During his last five outings he is hitting .133 with two walks.

    Nationals Stats & Trends

    Nationals Batting

    • The Nationals’ 91 home runs rank 28th in MLB this season.
    • The Nationals rank 12th in MLB with a .248 team batting average.
    • The Nationals have an on-base percentage of .315 this season, which ranks 13th in the league.
    • The Nationals rank second in MLB in strikeouts per game with an average of 7.2 whiffs per contest.
    • In 55 games on the road this season, they’ve hit 39 homers, an average of 0.7 per contest.
    • They have a team slugging percentage of .375 in away games this season with 137 extra-base hits.
    • In 55 road games this season, they have a batting average of .256 while averaging 8.7 base hits per contest.

    Nationals Key Batters

    • Nelson Cruz is hitting .233 with 15 doubles, eight home runs and 42 walks.
    • Including all the qualifying players in the majors, Cruz’s batting average ranks 119th, his on-base percentage ranks 94th, and he is 137th in slugging.
    • Cesar Hernandez leads his team with a .303 slugging percentage.
    • Hernandez’s batting average ranks 111th among all qualified players, his on-base percentage is 121st, and he is 146th in slugging.
    • Keibert Ruiz is batting .247 with 18 doubles, six home runs and 24 walks.
    • Luke Voit’s 74 hits and .326 OBP both lead his team.

    Cubs vs. Nationals Probable Pitchers

    Steele Gray
    20 GS 20
    4-7 W-L 7-8
    3.67 ERA 4.92
    95.2 IP 106.0
    43 BB 46
    97 SO 122

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