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    The Pittsburgh Pirates (55-95) will attempt to break a seven-game losing streak when they host the Chicago Cubs (65-85) on Friday at 6:35 PM ET. The Pirates (-109) are not projected to end the streak against the Cubs (-110). Javier Assad starts for Chicago while Pittsburgh will counter with Bryse Wilson.

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    Game Info, Betting Lines for Cubs vs. Pirates

    • Game Day: Friday, September 23, 2022
    • Game Time: 6:35 PM ET
    • Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    • Stadium: PNC Park
    Cubs vs Pirates Betting Information
    Favorite Favorite Moneyline Total
    Cubs -110 8

    Cubs Stats & Trends

    Cubs Batting

    • The Cubs are 18th in baseball with 149 home runs. They average 1.0 per game.
    • The Cubs’ .239 batting average ranks 19th in MLB.
    • The Cubs are 20th in baseball with an on-base percentage of .310.
    • The Cubs’ 8.9 strikeouts per game rank 25th in the league.
    • The Cubs have hit 79 home runs away from home this season (1.1 per game).
    • The Cubs have a .381 slugging percentage and are averaging 2.9 extra-base hits per game on the road.
    • The team averages 7.8 hits per game and is batting .230 on the road this season.

    Cubs Key Batters

    • Ian Happ leads Chicago in OBP (.341), slugging percentage (.446) and total hits (143) this season.
    • Among all qualified hitters in MLB, Happ ranks 46th in batting average, 44th in on-base percentage, and 52nd in slugging.
    • Nico Hoerner is batting .291 with 21 doubles, five triples, nine home runs and 26 walks.
    • Among qualifying batters, Hoerner ranks 20th in batting average, 49th in on-base percentage and 70th in slugging percentage.
    • Hoerner has picked up at least one hit in six games in a row. During his last 10 outings he is batting .314 with three doubles, two triples, a home run, a walk and four RBI.
    • Patrick Wisdom has collected 90 base hits, an OBP of .301 and a slugging percentage of .427 this season.
    • Christopher Morel has been key for Chicago with 83 hits, an OBP of .311 plus a slugging percentage of .427.

    Pirates Stats & Trends

    Pirates Batting

    • The Pirates have hit 151 homers this season, which ranks 17th in the league.
    • The Pirates rank 29th in MLB with a team batting average of just .220.
    • The Pirates have an OBP of just .287 this season, which ranks 28th in MLB.
    • The Pirates are one of the least disciplined teams at the plate this season, ranking 29th with an average of 9.4 strikeouts per game.
    • They have averaged 1.0 home runs per game in their 72 home contests this season.
    • They have a team slugging percentage of .366 in home games this season with 178 extra-base hits.
    • In 72 home games this season, they have a batting average of .225 while averaging 7.3 base hits per contest.

    Pirates Key Batters

    • Bryan Reynolds has racked up a team-high OBP (.342) and slugging percentage (.457), while leading the Pirates in hits (132).
    • Including all the qualified hitters in the majors, Reynolds is 57th in batting average, 41st in on-base percentage and 40th in slugging percentage.
    • Ke’Bryan Hayes has 23 doubles, three triples, seven home runs and 46 walks while batting .243.
    • Hayes’ batting average is 95th among all qualified players, his on-base percentage ranks 93rd, and he is 126th in slugging.
    • Ben Gamel has 19 doubles, two triples, eight home runs and 44 walks while hitting .230.
    • Michael Chavis is hitting .234 with 16 doubles, three triples, 14 home runs and 18 walks.

    Cubs vs. Pirates Probable Pitchers

    Assad Wilson
    5 GS 18
    1-2 W-L 3-9
    3.86 ERA 6.07
    23.1 IP 99.1
    14 BB 26
    21 SO 67

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