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    The Chicago Cubs (65-85) will aim to keep a four-game win streak going when they visit the Pittsburgh Pirates (55-95) on Saturday at 6:35 PM ET. The Cubs are favored (-110) over the Pirates (-109). Chicago’s Wade Miley gets the start against Pittsburgh’s Johan Oviedo.

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    Game Info, Betting Lines for Cubs vs. Pirates

    • Game Day: Saturday, September 24, 2022
    • Game Time: 6:35 PM ET
    • Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    • Stadium: PNC Park
    Cubs vs Pirates Betting Information
    Favorite Favorite Moneyline Total
    Cubs -110 7.5

    Cubs Stats & Trends

    Cubs Batting

    • The Cubs rank 18th in MLB play with 149 total home runs.
    • The Cubs have the 19th-ranked batting average in the majors (.239).
    • The Cubs rank 20th in baseball with an on-base percentage of .310.
    • The Cubs strike out 8.9 times per game to rank 25th in the league.
    • The Cubs average 1.1 homers per road game this season (80 total on the road).
    • The Cubs are averaging 2.9 extra-base hits per game while slugging .382 on the road.
    • The team is batting .230 with 598 hits (7.9 per game) on the road this season.

    Cubs Key Batters

    • Ian Happ has 144 hits and an OBP of .340 to go with a slugging percentage of .446. All three of those stats are best among Chicago hitters this season.
    • Among all qualifying hitters in the majors, Happ ranks 46th in batting average, 46th in on-base percentage, and 52nd in slugging.
    • Nico Hoerner is hitting .291 with 21 doubles, five triples, nine home runs and 26 walks.
    • Hoerner’s batting average is 20th among qualified players, his on-base percentage 50th, and his slugging percentage 71st.
    • Hoerner has picked up at least one hit in six games in a row. In his last 10 outings he is hitting .314 with three doubles, two triples, a home run, a walk and four RBI.
    • Patrick Wisdom is batting .210 with a .433 slugging percentage and 62 RBI this year.
    • Wisdom takes a two-game hitting streak into this game. During his last five outings he is batting .143 with two home runs, a walk and three RBI.
    • Christopher Morel is batting .236 with a .311 OBP and 41 RBI for Chicago this season.

    Pirates Stats & Trends

    Pirates Batting

    • The Pirates’ 151 home runs rank 17th in Major League Baseball.
    • The Pirates have a team batting average of just .220 this season, which ranks 29th among MLB teams.
    • The Pirates have an on-base percentage of .287 this season, which ranks 28th in the league.
    • 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 home runs per game in their 73 home contests this season.
    • They have a team slugging percentage of .367 in home games this season with 182 extra-base hits.
    • They are averaging 7.3 base hits per game and batting .224 as a team at home this season.

    Pirates Key Batters

    • Bryan Reynolds has put up a team-best OBP (.344) and slugging percentage (.463), and paces the Pirates in hits (134).
    • Including all the qualifying hitters in MLB, Reynolds’ batting average places him 50th, his on-base percentage is 38th, and he is 36th in slugging.
    • Reynolds heads into this game on a two-game hitting streak. During his last five outings he is batting .474 with two doubles, two home runs, three walks and five RBI.
    • Ke’Bryan Hayes is hitting .243 with 23 doubles, three triples, seven home runs and 46 walks.
    • Hayes’ batting average is 94th among all qualified players, his on-base percentage ranks 92nd, and he is 127th in slugging.
    • Ben Gamel is hitting .230 with 19 doubles, two triples, eight home runs and 44 walks.
    • Michael Chavis is hitting .231 with 16 doubles, three triples, 14 home runs and 18 walks.

    Cubs vs. Pirates Probable Pitchers

    Miley Oviedo
    7 GS 5
    1-1 W-L 3-2
    3.48 ERA 3.69
    31.0 IP 39.0
    13 BB 21
    25 SO 42

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