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    Nico Hoerner sits at 97 hits this season, and will try to get his 100th when the Chicago Cubs (44-64) play the Washington Nationals (36-75) on Tuesday at 8:05 PM ET. The Cubs are favored (-203) over the Nationals (+169). Marcus Stroman starts for Chicago, and Paolo Espino is Washington’s pick to start.

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    Game Info, Betting Lines for Cubs vs. Nationals

    • Game Day: Tuesday, August 9, 2022
    • Game Time: 8:05 PM ET
    • Location: Chicago, Illinois
    • Stadium: Wrigley Field
    Cubs vs Nationals Betting Information
    Favorite Favorite Moneyline Total
    Cubs -203 7.5

    Cubs Stats & Trends

    Cubs Batting

    • The Cubs rank 19th in MLB play with 106 home runs. They average one per game.
    • The Cubs’ .242 batting average ranks 15th in MLB.
    • The Cubs rank 10th in baseball with a .316 on-base percentage.
    • The Cubs strike out 8.9 times per game to rank 25th in the league.
    • The Cubs average one home run per home game this season (54 total at home).
    • The Cubs have a .399 slugging percentage and are averaging 2.8 extra-base hits per game at home.
    • The team is batting .252 with 467 hits (8.3 per game) at home this season.

    Cubs Key Batters

    • Willson Contreras leads Chicago with 87 hits and an OBP of .364 this season.
    • Among all qualified batters, Contreras ranks 78th in batting average, his on-base percentage ranks 21st, and he is 34th in slugging.
    • Ian Happ has an OPS of .785, fueled by an OBP of .355 and a team-best slugging percentage of .430 this season.
    • Among qualifying batters, Happ is 41st in batting average, 33rd in on-base percentage and 70th in slugging percentage.
    • Hoerner is batting .296 with a .412 slugging percentage and 35 RBI this year.
    • Patrick Wisdom is batting .220 with a .316 OBP and 52 RBI for Chicago this season.

    Nationals Stats & Trends

    Nationals Batting

    • The Nationals rank 28th in Major League Baseball with just 88 home runs as a team.
    • The Nationals have a team batting average of .247 this season, which ranks 12th among MLB teams.
    • The Nationals have an OBP of .315 this season, which ranks 12th in MLB.
    • The Nationals have shown patience at the plate this season with the second-best rate of strikeouts per game (7.2) among MLB offenses.
    • They have averaged 0.7 home runs per game in their 54 road contests this season.
    • In 54 road games this season, they’re slugging .372 with 134 hits going for extra bases.
    • They are averaging 8.7 base hits per game and batting .256 on the road this season.

    Nationals Key Batters

    • Nelson Cruz has 15 doubles, eight home runs and 42 walks while hitting .235.
    • Including all the qualified hitters in the big leagues, Cruz’s batting average puts him 118th, his on-base percentage is 91st, and he is 136th in slugging.
    • Cruz enters this game on a three-game hitting streak. During his last five outings he is hitting .278 with three walks.
    • Cesar Hernandez leads his team with a .306 slugging percentage.
    • Including all qualified hitters, Hernandez’s batting average puts him 105th, his on-base percentage is 113th, and he is 147th in slugging.
    • Luke Voit has racked up 74 hits with a .327 on-base percentage, leading the Nationals in both statistics.
    • Keibert Ruiz is batting .243 with 18 doubles, four home runs and 23 walks.

    Cubs vs. Nationals Probable Pitchers

    Stroman Espino
    14 GS 10
    3-5 W-L 0-4
    4.00 ERA 4.20
    74.1 IP 70.2
    18 BB 13
    68 SO 53
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