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    Willson Contreras will look for his 100th hit of the season (he has 97) when the Chicago Cubs (56-76) square off against the St. Louis Cardinals (77-55) on Saturday at 7:15 PM ET. The Cubs are underdogs (+175) versus the Cardinals (-209). St. Louis has Adam Wainwright set to start, while Chicago will send out Drew Smyly.

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    Game Info, Betting Lines for Cardinals vs. Cubs

    • Game Day: Saturday, September 3, 2022
    • Game Time: 7:15 PM ET
    • Location: St. Louis, Missouri
    • Stadium: Busch Stadium
    Cardinals vs Cubs Betting Information
    Favorite Favorite Moneyline Total
    Cardinals -209 7.5

    Cardinals Stats & Trends

    Cardinals Batting

    • The Cardinals rank sixth in MLB play with 166 home runs. They average 1.3 per game.
    • The Cardinals have the sixth-best batting average in the league (.258).
    • The Cardinals are second in the league with a .330 on-base percentage.
    • Cardinals batters strike out 7.7 times per game, the sixth-fewest strikeouts in the league.
    • The Cardinals average 1.3 homers per game when playing at home this season (82 total in home outings).
    • The Cardinals are averaging 3.1 extra-base hits per game while slugging .432 at home.
    • At home this season the team averages 8.4 hits per game and is batting .257.

    Cardinals Key Batters

    • Paul Goldschmidt leads St. Louis in OBP (.417), slugging percentage (.613) and total hits (155) this season.
    • Among all qualifying hitters in baseball, Goldschmidt is first in batting average, first in on-base percentage, and second in slugging.
    • Nolan Arenado is hitting .305 with 36 doubles, a triple, 28 home runs and 42 walks.
    • Among qualified hitters, Arenado ranks ninth in batting average, 20th in on-base percentage and fifth in slugging percentage.
    • Tommy Edman has collected 126 base hits, an OBP of .319 and a slugging percentage of .398 this season.
    • Edman enters this matchup with five games in a row with at least one hit. In his last five games he is batting .400 with three doubles, three home runs and seven RBI.
    • Dylan Carlson is batting .243 with a .317 OBP and 39 RBI for St. Louis this season.

    Cubs Stats & Trends

    Cubs Batting

    • The Cubs have hit 134 homers this season, which ranks 16th in the league.
    • The Cubs have a team batting average of .241 this season, which ranks 19th among MLB teams.
    • The Cubs have the 17th-ranked on-base percentage in MLB this season (.312).
    • The Cubs rank 26th in strikeouts per game (8.8) among MLB offenses.
    • In 66 games on the road this season, they’ve hit 72 homers, an average of 1.1 per contest.
    • In 66 road games this season, they’re slugging .389 with 200 hits going for extra bases.
    • In 66 road games this season, they have a batting average of .233 while averaging 8.0 base hits per contest.

    Cubs Key Batters

    • Ian Happ has put up a slugging percentage of .454, a team-best for the Cubs.
    • Including all qualified hitters in the big leagues, Happ ranks 35th in batting average, 39th in on-base percentage and 43rd in slugging percentage.
    • Contreras’ 97 hits and .351 OBP are both team-highs.
    • Including all qualified players, Contreras ranks 89th in batting average, 33rd in on-base percentage and 29th in slugging percentage.
    • Nico Hoerner is hitting .285 with 19 doubles, three triples, eight home runs and 25 walks.
    • Seiya Suzuki is hitting .261 with 21 doubles, a triple, 10 home runs and 35 walks.

    Cardinals vs. Cubs Probable Pitchers

    Wainwright Smyly
    26 GS 18
    9-9 W-L 5-7
    3.09 ERA 3.24
    163.0 IP 89.0
    43 BB 20
    130 SO 73

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