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    The Chicago Cubs open the MLB campaign favored (-170) at home against the Cincinnati Reds (+146) at Wrigley Field on Sunday. The game starts at 2:20 PM ET. Chicago’s Marcus Stroman starts against Cincinnati’s Chase Anderson.

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    Game Info, Betting Lines for Cubs vs. Reds

    • Game Day: Sunday, October 2, 2022
    • Game Time: 2:20 PM ET
    • Location: Chicago, Illinois
    • Stadium: Wrigley Field
    Cubs vs Reds Betting Information
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    Cubs -170

    Cubs Stats & Trends

    Cubs Batting

    • The Cubs ranked 11th in MLB action with 210 total home runs last season.
    • The Cubs ranked 23rd in the majors with a .237 batting average.
    • Last season the Cubs were the 21st-highest scoring team in MLB action averaging 4.4 runs per game (705 total).
    • The team’s 9.9 strikeouts per game were the most in the league.
    • The Cubs averaged 1.4 homers per home game last season (111 total at home).
    • The Cubs averaged 2.8 extra-base hits per game while slugging .423 at home.
    • The club batted .241 with 617 hits (7.7 per game) at home last season.

    Cubs Key Batters

    • Last season, Franmil Reyes finished with a slugging percentage of .522, fueled by 50 extra-base hits.
    • Ian Happ had 105 hits and an OBP of .323.
    • Willson Contreras ended his last campaign with 98 hits, an OBP of .340, plus a slugging percentage of .438.
    • Yan Gomes slashed .252/.301/.421 and finished with an OPS of .722.

    Reds Stats & Trends

    Reds Batting

    • The Reds ranked sixth in Major League Baseball with 222 home runs.
    • The Reds had a team batting average of .249 last season, which ranked sixth among MLB teams.
    • The Reds were among the highest scoring teams in the league, ranking ninth with 786 total runs last season.
    • The Reds ranked 19th with an average of 8.8 strikeouts per game.
    • They hit 93 homers, an average of 1.1 per game, in 81 road contests last season.
    • They had a team slugging percentage of .394 in away games last season with 243 extra-base hits.
    • They averaged eight base hits per game and had a .236 batting average on the road last season.

    Reds Key Batters

    • Jonathan India racked up an on-base percentage of .376 and a slugging percentage of .459 a season ago.
    • Kyle Farmer hit .263 with 22 doubles, two triples, 16 home runs and 22 walks.
    • Donovan Solano had 17 doubles, seven home runs and 25 walks while batting .280 last season.
    • Jake Fraley hit .210 with seven doubles, nine home runs and 46 walks.

    Cubs vs. Reds Probable Pitchers

    Stroman Anderson
    24 GS 6
    5-7 W-L 2-3
    3.66 ERA 4.70
    132.2 IP 23.0
    34 BB 11
    112 SO 23

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