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    Willson Contreras is just one hit away from his 100th of the season as his Chicago Cubs (70-86) ready for a matchup against the Cincinnati Reds (60-96) on Friday at 2:20 PM ET. The Cubs are favored (-150) over the Reds (+128). Chicago’s Adrian Sampson starts against Cincinnati’s Graham Ashcraft.

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    Game Info, Betting Lines for Cubs vs. Reds

    • Game Day: Friday, September 30, 2022
    • Game Time: 2:20 PM ET
    • Location: Chicago, Illinois
    • Stadium: Wrigley Field
    Cubs vs Reds Betting Information
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    Cubs -150

    Cubs Stats & Trends

    Cubs Batting

    • The Cubs rank 19th in MLB play with 153 home runs. They average one per game.
    • The Cubs rank 19th in MLB with a .239 batting average.
    • The Cubs rank 18th in baseball with an on-base percentage of .311.
    • The Cubs strike out 9 times per game, the No. 25 mark in baseball.
    • The Cubs average 0.9 homers per game when playing at home this season (72 total in home contests).
    • The Cubs are slugging .393 with 2.7 extra-base hits per game at home.
    • The club averages 8.2 hits per game and is batting .249 at home this season.

    Cubs Key Batters

    • Ian Happ has 150 hits and an OBP of .339 to go with a slugging percentage of .443. All three of those stats rank first among Chicago hitters this season.
    • Happ ranks 42nd in batting average, 48th in on-base percentage, and 55th in slugging among all qualifying hitters in baseball.
    • Nico Hoerner has 21 doubles, five triples, nine home runs and 26 walks while batting .285.
    • Hoerner is 24th in batting average, 59th in on-base percentage and 82nd in slugging in the majors.
    • Contreras has collected 99 base hits, an OBP of .346 and a slugging percentage of .464 this season.
    • Patrick Wisdom has 25 home runs, 66 RBI and a batting average of .211 this season.
    • Wisdom heads into this game on a two-game hitting streak. In his last five games he is hitting .235 with two doubles, a home run, a walk and four RBI.

    Reds Stats & Trends

    Reds Batting

    • The Reds’ 154 home runs rank 18th in Major League Baseball.
    • The Reds rank 21st in MLB with a .237 team batting average.
    • The Reds have the 23rd-ranked on-base percentage in MLB this season (.305).
    • The Reds rank 24th in MLB in strikeouts per game with an average of 8.8 whiffs per contest.
    • They’ve hit 66 homers, an average of 0.8 per game, in 78 road contests this season.
    • They have a team slugging percentage of .352 in away games this season with 188 extra-base hits.
    • In away games this season, they’re batting .226 with 7.6 base hits per contest.

    Reds Key Batters

    • Kyle Farmer has 128 hits with a .314 on-base percentage and a .388 slugging percentage, all club-bests for the Reds.
    • Including all the qualifying hitters in the big leagues, Farmer ranks 73rd in batting average, 92nd in on-base percentage and 107th in slugging percentage.
    • Farmer brings a two-game hitting streak into this game. In his last five games he is batting .176 with a home run, two walks and three RBI.
    • Jonathan India is hitting .248 with 15 doubles, two triples, 10 home runs and 30 walks.
    • TJ Friedl is batting .245 with 10 doubles, five triples, eight home runs and 19 walks.
    • Jake Fraley is batting .249 with nine doubles, 11 home runs and 23 walks.

    Cubs vs. Reds Probable Pitchers

    Sampson Ashcraft
    17 GS 17
    3-5 W-L 5-4
    3.23 ERA 4.18
    94.2 IP 97.0
    24 BB 23
    64 SO 66

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