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    Bryce Harper is only two hits away from his 100th of the season as his Philadelphia Phillies (83-71) ready for a matchup with the Chicago Cubs (69-86) on Thursday at 2:20 PM ET. The Phillies are favored (-192) over the Cubs (+161). Ranger Suarez starts for Philadelphia, and Javier Assad is Chicago’s pick to start.

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    Game Info, Betting Lines for Phillies vs. Cubs

    • Game Day: Thursday, September 29, 2022
    • Game Time: 2:20 PM ET
    • Location: Chicago, Illinois
    • Stadium: Wrigley Field
    Phillies vs Cubs Betting Information
    Favorite Favorite Moneyline Total
    Phillies -192 8

    Phillies Stats & Trends

    Phillies Batting

    • The Phillies are sixth in baseball with 195 home runs. They average 1.3 per game.
    • The Phillies are seventh in the majors with a .253 batting average.
    • The Phillies are ninth in baseball with a .317 on-base percentage.
    • The Phillies strike out 8.4 times per game, the No. 12 mark in baseball.
    • The Phillies have hit 88 home runs on the road this season (1.2 per game).
    • The Phillies are averaging 2.9 extra-base hits per game while slugging .403 away from home.
    • The team is batting .247 with 629 hits (8.6 per game) on the road this season.

    Phillies Key Batters

    • Kyle Schwarber has 118 hits, which is best among Philadelphia hitters this season, while batting .213 with 65 extra-base hits.
    • Among qualified batters, Schwarber is 128th in batting average, his on-base percentage ranks 92nd, and he is 19th in slugging.
    • Rhys Hoskins is batting .253 with 33 doubles, two triples, 29 home runs and 69 walks.
    • Hoskins’ batting average is 73rd among qualified players, his on-base percentage 50th, and his slugging percentage 25th.
    • J.T. Realmuto leads Philadelphia in OBP (.340) this season, fueled by 131 hits.
    • Alec Bohm has an OPS of .729, fueled by an OBP of .323 and a team-best slugging percentage of .406 this season.

    Cubs Stats & Trends

    Cubs Batting

    • The Cubs have hit 153 homers this season, which ranks 19th in the league.
    • The Cubs have a team batting average of .239 this season, which ranks 19th among MLB teams.
    • The Cubs have the 19th-ranked on-base percentage in MLB this season (.310).
    • The Cubs rank 25th in strikeouts per game (9.0) among MLB offenses.
    • They’ve hit 72 homers, an average of 0.9 per game, in 77 home contests this season.
    • They are slugging .393 in 77 home games this season.
    • In home games this season, they’re batting .249 with 8.2 base hits per contest.

    Cubs Key Batters

    • Ian Happ has accumulated an on-base percentage of .340, a slugging percentage of .445, and has 149 hits, all club-highs for the Cubs.
    • Including all qualified hitters, Happ is 43rd in batting average, while his on-base percentage ranks 47th and he is 52nd in slugging.
    • Nico Hoerner has 21 doubles, five triples, nine home runs and 26 walks while hitting .287.
    • Including all qualifying players, Hoerner’s batting average puts him 23rd, his on-base percentage ranks 56th, and he is 80th in slugging.
    • Willson Contreras is batting .244 with 22 doubles, two triples, 21 home runs and 42 walks.
    • Patrick Wisdom is batting .208 with 25 doubles, 25 home runs and 52 walks.

    Phillies vs. Cubs Probable Pitchers

    Suárez Assad
    27 GS 6
    10-5 W-L 1-2
    3.38 ERA 4.28
    146.1 IP 27.1
    55 BB 17
    122 SO 23
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