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    Both the Toronto Blue Jays (68-58) and the Chicago Cubs (55-73) head into Monday’s matchup on losing streaks. The favored Blue Jays (-244) have lost three in a row, while the underdog Cubs (+199) have dropped their last two. Jose Berrios starts for Toronto while Chicago will counter with Javier Assad.

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    Game Info, Betting Lines for Blue Jays vs. Cubs

    • Game Day: Monday, August 29, 2022
    • Game Time: 7:07 PM ET
    • Location: Toronto, Ontario
    • Stadium: Rogers Centre
    Blue Jays vs Cubs Betting Information
    Favorite Favorite Moneyline Total
    Blue Jays -244 9

    Blue Jays Stats & Trends

    Blue Jays Batting

    • The Blue Jays rank ninth in MLB action with 153 home runs. They average 1.2 per game.
    • The Blue Jays’ .261 batting average is third-best in the majors.
    • The Blue Jays rank fifth in the league with an on-base percentage of .324.
    • The Blue Jays strike out 7.8 times per game to rank fifth in the league.
    • The Blue Jays average 1.2 homers per home game this season (79 total at home).
    • The Blue Jays are averaging 3.2 extra-base hits per game while slugging .435 in home contests.
    • The team averages 8.6 hits per game and is batting .261 at home this season.

    Blue Jays Key Batters

    • Vladimir Guerrero Jr. leads Toronto with 137 hits and a team-best slugging percentage of .496.
    • Among all qualified hitters, Guerrero is 31st in batting average, his on-base percentage ranks 40th, and he is 16th in slugging.
    • George Springer is hitting .275 with 17 doubles, three triples, 19 home runs and 41 walks.
    • Among qualified hitters, Springer’s batting average ranks him 41st, his on-base percentage 33rd, and his slugging percentage 20th.
    • Springer takes a 12-game streak with at least one hit into this contest. During his last 10 outings he is batting .472 with two doubles, a triple, a home run, four walks and eight RBI.
    • Alejandro Kirk leads Toronto with an OBP of .381 this season while batting .296 with 49 walks and 51 runs scored.
    • Bo Bichette has 17 home runs, 66 RBI and a batting average of .262 this season.

    Cubs Stats & Trends

    Cubs Batting

    • The Cubs’ 131 home runs rank 16th in Major League Baseball.
    • The Cubs rank 18th in MLB with a .240 team batting average.
    • The Cubs have the 17th-ranked on-base percentage in MLB this season (.312).
    • The Cubs rank 25th in MLB in strikeouts per game with an average of 8.8 whiffs per contest.
    • They’ve hit 69 homers, an average of 1.1 per game, in 62 road contests this season.
    • They have a team slugging percentage of .389 in away games this season with 189 extra-base hits.
    • They are averaging 8.0 base hits per game and batting .231 on the road this season.

    Cubs Key Batters

    • Ian Happ has accumulated an on-base percentage of .352, a slugging percentage of .462, and has 127 hits, all club-highs for the Cubs.
    • Happ is 35th in batting average, 33rd in on-base percentage and 36th in slugging percentage among all qualified hitters in MLB.
    • Nico Hoerner is hitting .292 with 18 doubles, three triples, eight home runs and 25 walks.
    • Hoerner ranks 21st in batting average, 50th in on-base percentage and 78th in slugging percentage in the majors.
    • Willson Contreras has 21 doubles, two triples, 20 home runs and 42 walks while hitting .242.
    • Seiya Suzuki is hitting .252 with 20 doubles, a triple, 10 home runs and 35 walks.

    Blue Jays vs. Cubs Probable Pitchers

    Berríos Assad
    25 GS 1
    9-5 W-L 0-0
    5.28 ERA 0.00
    134.2 IP 4.0
    33 BB 4
    123 SO 3

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