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    Yan Gomes leads the Chicago Cubs (57-79) into a matchup with the Cincinnati Reds (54-80) after he racked up four hits in a 7-1 loss to the Reds. The Cubs are favored (-144) against the Reds (+123) in this outing, which begins at 2:20 PM ET on Thursday. Adrian Sampson starts for Chicago while Cincinnati will counter with Luis Cessa.

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    Game Info, Betting Lines for Cubs vs. Reds

    • Game Day: Thursday, September 8, 2022
    • Game Time: 2:20 PM ET
    • Location: Chicago, Illinois
    • Stadium: Wrigley Field
    Cubs vs Reds Betting Information
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    Cubs -144

    Cubs Stats & Trends

    Cubs Batting

    • The Cubs average 1.0 home run per game to rank 17th in MLB action with 136 total home runs .
    • The Cubs have the 16th-ranked batting average in the league (.241).
    • The Cubs rank 17th in baseball with a .313 on-base percentage.
    • The Cubs strike out 8.7 times per game, the No. 21 mark in the league.
    • The Cubs average 0.9 homers per home game this season (64 total at home).
    • The Cubs have a .394 slugging percentage and are averaging 2.7 extra-base hits per game at home.
    • The team averages 8.3 hits per game and is batting .251 at home this season.

    Cubs Key Batters

    • Ian Happ has an OPS of .803, fueled by an OBP of .347 and a team-best slugging percentage of .456 this season.
    • Among all qualified hitters in MLB, Happ ranks 37th in batting average, 38th in on-base percentage, and 40th in slugging.
    • Nico Hoerner is hitting .283 with 19 doubles, four triples, eight home runs and 26 walks.
    • Hoerner’s batting average ranks 28th among qualified players, his on-base percentage 66th, and his slugging percentage 90th.
    • Hoerner heads into this game looking to extend his two-game hit streak. During his last five outings he is hitting .167 with a triple and a walk.
    • Seiya Suzuki has collected 90 base hits, an OBP of .335 and a slugging percentage of .423 this season.
    • Suzuki heads into this game with two games in a row with at least one hit. During his last five outings he is hitting .316 with a home run, two walks and three RBI.
    • Christopher Morel is batting .248 with a .312 OBP and 38 RBI for Chicago this season.
    • Morel has safely hit in three games in a row. In his last five games he is hitting .214 with a double, two walks and two RBI.

    Reds Stats & Trends

    Reds Batting

    • The Reds rank 18th in Major League Baseball with 134 home runs.
    • The Reds’ .241 batting average ranks 16th in the league this season.
    • The Reds have the 21st-ranked on-base percentage in MLB this season (.309).
    • The Reds rank 23rd in MLB in strikeouts per game with an average of 8.9 whiffs per contest.
    • They have averaged 0.8 home runs per game in their 66 road contests this season.
    • In 66 road games this season, they’re slugging .347 with 152 hits going for extra bases.
    • They are averaging 7.7 base hits per game and batting .227 on the road this season.

    Reds Key Batters

    • Kyle Farmer has racked up a team-best OBP (.323) and slugging percentage (.379), and leads the Reds in hits (111).
    • Farmer is 67th in batting average, 75th in on-base percentage and 115th in slugging percentage among all qualifying hitters in the majors.
    • Farmer takes a two-game hitting streak into this game. During his last five outings he is hitting .263 with a triple, a home run, a walk and three RBI.
    • Jonathan India has 14 doubles, a triple, nine home runs and 21 walks while hitting .261.
    • Nick Senzel has 12 doubles, four home runs and 26 walks while batting .242.
    • Jake Fraley is batting .243 with seven doubles, nine home runs and 19 walks.

    Cubs vs. Reds Probable Pitchers

    Sampson Cessa
    13 GS 4
    1-5 W-L 3-2
    3.95 ERA 5.18
    70.2 IP 48.2
    19 BB 18
    54 SO 36
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