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    Oddsmakers don’t expect the Chicago Cubs (65-85), at +100 on the moneyline, to add on to their three-game winning streak when they play the Pittsburgh Pirates (55-95), at -121, on Friday at 6:35 PM ET. Pittsburgh has Bryse Wilson starting, while Chicago will send out Javier Assad.

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    Game Info, Betting Lines for Pirates vs. Cubs

    • Game Day: Friday, September 23, 2022
    • Game Time: 6:35 PM ET
    • Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    • Stadium: PNC Park
    Pirates vs Cubs Betting Information
    Favorite Favorite Moneyline Total
    Pirates -121 8

    Pirates Stats & Trends

    Pirates Batting

    • The Pirates average one home run per game to rank 17th in baseball with 151 total home runs .
    • The Pirates rank 29th in the majors with a .220 batting average.
    • The Pirates are 28th in baseball with a .287 on-base percentage.
    • Pirates batters strike out 9.4 times per game, the 29th-most in the league.
    • The Pirates average one home run per game when playing at home this season (69 total in home contests).
    • The Pirates have a .366 slugging percentage and are averaging 2.5 extra-base hits per game at home.
    • The club is batting .225 with 524 hits (7.3 per game) at home this season.

    Pirates Key Batters

    • Bryan Reynolds leads Pittsburgh in OBP (.342), slugging percentage (.457) and total hits (132) this season.
    • Among all qualifying hitters, Reynolds ranks 57th in batting average, his on-base percentage ranks 41st, and he is 40th in slugging.
    • Ke’Bryan Hayes has 23 doubles, three triples, seven home runs and 46 walks while hitting .243.
    • Among all qualified, Hayes ranks 95th in batting average, 93rd in on-base percentage and 126th in slugging percentage.
    • Ben Gamel is batting .230 with a .364 slugging percentage and 42 RBI this year.
    • Michael Chavis has 14 home runs, 49 RBI and a batting average of .234 this season.

    Cubs Stats & Trends

    Cubs Batting

    • The Cubs’ 149 home runs rank 18th in Major League Baseball.
    • The Cubs have a team batting average of .239 this season, which ranks 19th among MLB teams.
    • The Cubs have the 20th-ranked on-base percentage in MLB this season (.310).
    • The Cubs rank 25th in MLB in strikeouts per game with an average of 8.9 whiffs per contest.
    • In 75 games on the road this season, they’ve hit 79 homers, an average of 1.1 per contest.
    • They are slugging .381 in 75 road games this season.
    • In away games this season, they’re batting .230 with 7.8 base hits per contest.

    Cubs Key Batters

    • Ian Happ has racked up 143 hits with a .341 on-base percentage and a .446 slugging percentage, all club-highs for the Cubs.
    • Including all the qualified hitters in the majors, Happ’s batting average places him 46th, his on-base percentage ranks 44th, and he is 52nd in slugging.
    • Nico Hoerner is hitting .291 with 21 doubles, five triples, nine home runs and 26 walks.
    • Hoerner is 20th in batting average, 49th in on-base percentage and 70th in slugging percentage in MLB.
    • Patrick Wisdom has 25 doubles, 23 home runs and 51 walks while hitting .209.
    • Christopher Morel has 17 doubles, four triples, 14 home runs and 36 walks while batting .236.

    Pirates vs. Cubs Probable Pitchers

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

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