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    Willson Contreras will look for his 100th hit of the season (he has 99) when the Chicago Cubs (71-86) square off against the Cincinnati Reds (60-97) on Saturday at 2:20 PM ET. The Cubs are favored (-131) over the Reds (+112). Chicago’s Drew Smyly and Cincinnati’s Nick Lodolo will take the mound first.

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    Game Info, Betting Lines for Cubs vs. Reds

    • Game Day: Saturday, October 1, 2022
    • Game Time: 2:20 PM ET
    • Location: Chicago, Illinois
    • Stadium: Wrigley Field
    Cubs vs Reds Betting Information
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    Cubs -131

    Cubs Stats & Trends

    Cubs Batting

    • The Cubs average one home run per game to rank 19th in MLB action with 153 total home runs .
    • The Cubs are 19th in the majors with a .239 batting average.
    • The Cubs are 18th in the league with an on-base percentage of .311.
    • The Cubs strike out 8.9 times per game, the No. 25 mark in the league.
    • The Cubs have hit 72 homers at home this season (0.9 per game).
    • The Cubs have a .393 slugging percentage and are averaging 2.7 extra-base hits per game at home.
    • At home this season the club averages 8.2 hits per game and is batting .249.

    Cubs Key Batters

    • Ian Happ has 152 hits and an OBP of .342 to go with a slugging percentage of .444. All three of those stats are best among Chicago hitters this season.
    • Happ ranks 39th in batting average, 42nd in on-base percentage, and 53rd in slugging among all qualifying hitters in the majors.
    • Happ hopes to build on a two-game hitting streak in this matchup. In his last five games he is batting .368 with a double, a walk and two RBI.
    • Nico Hoerner is batting .284 with 22 doubles, five triples, nine home runs and 26 walks.
    • Hoerner’s batting average is 24th among qualified players, his on-base percentage 62nd, and his slugging percentage 80th.
    • 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 .209 this season.

    Reds Stats & Trends

    Reds Batting

    • The Reds have hit 155 homers this season, which ranks 17th in the league.
    • The Reds have a team batting average of .236 this season, which ranks 21st among MLB teams.
    • The Reds have an OBP of .304 this season, which ranks 23rd in MLB.
    • The Reds rank 23rd with an average of 8.8 strikeouts per game.
    • They’ve hit 67 homers, an average of 0.8 per game, in 79 road contests this season.
    • They have a team slugging percentage of .351 in away games this season with 189 extra-base hits.
    • In 79 road games this season, they have a batting average of .225 while averaging 7.6 base hits per contest.

    Reds Key Batters

    • Kyle Farmer has racked up a team-best OBP (.311) and slugging percentage (.385), and leads the Reds in hits (128).
    • Including all qualifying players, Farmer ranks 77th in batting average, while his on-base percentage ranks 96th and he is 108th in slugging.
    • Jonathan India is batting .245 with 15 doubles, two triples, 10 home runs and 30 walks.
    • TJ Friedl is batting .242 with 10 doubles, five triples, eight home runs and 20 walks.
    • Jake Fraley is batting .259 with nine doubles, 12 home runs and 23 walks.

    Cubs vs. Reds Probable Pitchers

    Smyly Lodolo
    21 GS 18
    7-8 W-L 4-7
    3.48 ERA 3.75
    103.1 IP 98.1
    26 BB 34
    89 SO 126

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