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    The Cincinnati Reds (44-66) take a three-game losing streak into a home matchup against the Chicago Cubs (45-65) on Thursday at 7:15 PM ET. The Reds are favored (-114) to halt the streak against the underdog Cubs (-105). Cincinnati’s Nick Lodolo gets the start against Chicago’s Drew Smyly.

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    Game Info, Betting Lines for Reds vs. Cubs

    • Game Day: Thursday, August 11, 2022
    • Game Time: 7:15 PM ET
    • Location: Dyersville, Iowa
    • Stadium: Field of Dreams
    Reds vs Cubs Betting Information
    Favorite Favorite Moneyline Total
    Reds -114 9

    Reds Stats & Trends

    Reds Batting

    • The Reds rank 20th in baseball with 104 home runs. They average 0.9 per game.
    • The Reds have the 19th-ranked batting average in the league (.239).
    • The Reds rank 21st in baseball with a .308 on-base percentage.
    • The Reds’ 8.9 strikeouts per game are the fourth-most in the league.
    • The Reds average 1.2 homers per home game this season (67 total at home).
    • The Reds have a .421 slugging percentage and are averaging three extra-base hits per game at home.
    • The club is batting .254 with 466 hits (8.3 per game) at home this season.

    Reds Key Batters

    • Kyle Farmer has an OPS of .698, fueled by an OBP of .328 and a team-best slugging percentage of .370 this season.
    • Among all qualifying hitters, Farmer is 76th in batting average, his on-base percentage ranks 80th, and he is 120th in slugging.
    • Farmer hopes to build on a three-game hitting streak in this matchup. In his last five games he is hitting .368 with a walk and an RBI.
    • Joey Votto leads the Reds in OBP (.336) and total hits (66) this season.
    • Votto’s batting average ranks 137th among qualified players, his on-base percentage 65th, and his slugging percentage 98th.
    • Nick Senzel has 68 hits this season and has a slash line of .247/.304/.316.
    • Albert Almora Jr. has been key for Cincinnati with 45 hits, an OBP of .273 plus a slugging percentage of .368.

    Cubs Stats & Trends

    Cubs Batting

    • The Cubs rank 19th in Major League Baseball with 108 home runs.
    • The Cubs have a team batting average of .244 this season, which ranks 14th among MLB teams.
    • The Cubs have an on-base percentage of .317 this season, which ranks 10th in the league.
    • The Cubs rank 23rd with an average of 8.8 strikeouts per game.
    • In 52 games on the road this season, they’ve hit 52 homers, an average of 1 per contest.
    • They are slugging .380 in 52 road games this season.
    • They are averaging eight base hits per game and batting .232 on the road this season.

    Cubs Key Batters

    • Willson Contreras has accumulated a team-high OBP (.364), while pacing the Cubs in hits (88).
    • Including all qualified hitters, Contreras is 84th in batting average, while his on-base percentage ranks 23rd and he is 35th in slugging.
    • Contreras enters this game on a two-game hitting streak. During his last five outings he is hitting .250 with a home run and five RBI.
    • Ian Happ is slugging .430 to pace his team.
    • Including all qualifying hitters, Happ’s batting average places him 40th, his on-base percentage is 34th, and he is 67th in slugging.
    • Nico Hoerner is batting .300 with 14 doubles, three triples, seven home runs and 17 walks.
    • Patrick Wisdom is batting .220 with 22 doubles, 20 home runs and 47 walks.

    Reds vs. Cubs Probable Pitchers

    Lodolo Smyly
    9 GS 14
    3-3 W-L 4-6
    4.40 ERA 3.97
    43.0 IP 65.2
    20 BB 15
    58 SO 52

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