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    The Chicago Cubs (4-3) host the Texas Rangers (4-4) on Sunday at Wrigley Field, beginning at 2:20 PM ET. The Cubs are favored on the moneyline (-114), while the Rangers are -105 underdogs. The Rangers are the spread favorite (1.5) with +155 odds, despite being the moneyline underdog. Chicago’s Jameson Taillon and Texas’ Jon Gray will take the mound first.

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    Game Info, Betting Lines for Cubs vs. Rangers

    • Game Day: Sunday, April 9, 2023
    • Game Time: 2:20 PM ET
    • Location: Chicago, Illinois
    • Stadium: Wrigley Field
    Cubs vs Rangers Betting Information
    Favorite Favorite Moneyline Total
    Cubs -114 8

    How Do I Watch the Cubs vs. the Rangers?

    • TV Channel: MARQ

    Cubs Stats & Trends

    Cubs Batting

    • The Cubs average 0.9 home runs per game to rank 25th in MLB play with six total home runs.
    • Chicago’s .281 batting average is fifth-best in the majors.
    • The Cubs’ .343 on-base percentage is eighth-best in baseball.
    • Chicago’s hitters strike out eight times per game, the fourth-fewest strikeouts in the majors.
    • The Cubs average one home run per home game this season (five total at home).
    • Chicago has a .369 slugging percentage and is averaging 1.8 extra-base hits per game at home.
    • The club is batting .250 with 40 hits (eight per game) at home this season.

    Cubs Key Batters

    • Dansby Swanson leads Chicago with a slugging percentage of .500, fueled by two extra-base hits.
    • Among the qualified hitters in MLB, Swanson’s batting average ranks fourth, his on-base percentage ranks 10th, and he is 61st in slugging.
    • Patrick Wisdom leads Chicago with eight hits. He is batting .348 this season and has five extra-base hits.
    • Among qualified hitters, Wisdom’s batting average ranks him 34th, his on-base percentage 44th, and his slugging percentage sixth.
    • Ian Happ leads Chicago with an OBP of .531 this season while batting .375 with eight walks and six runs scored.
    • Happ enters this matchup with four games in a row with at least one hit. During his last five outings he is batting .333 with three doubles, six walks and five RBI.
    • Nico Hoerner has been key for Chicago with 11 hits, an OBP of .333 plus a slugging percentage of .394.
    • Hoerner heads into this game on a five-game hitting streak. In his last five games he is batting .400 with two doubles.

    Rangers Stats & Trends

    Rangers Batting

    • The Rangers have hit nine homers this season, which ranks 16th in the league.
    • Texas’ .239 batting average ranks 21st in the majors this season.
    • The Rangers have an on-base percentage of .308 this season, which ranks 23rd in the league.
    • Texas ranks 12th with an average of 8.4 strikeouts per game.

    Rangers Key Batters

    • Nate Lowe has a .424 slugging percentage, which leads the Rangers.
    • Including all the qualified hitters in the big leagues, Lowe is 88th in batting average, 126th in on-base percentage and 101st in slugging percentage.
    • Lowe heads into this matchup on a four-game hitting streak. During his last five outings he is batting .250 with a double, a home run, a walk and four RBI.
    • Adolis Garcia has a double, a home run and three walks while batting .267.
    • Garcia is currently 95th in batting average, 108th in on-base percentage and 113th in slugging percentage among all qualified hitters.
    • Josh Jung paces the Rangers with eight hits.
    • Mitch Garver is batting .263 with two home runs and three walks.

    Cubs vs. Rangers Probable Pitchers

    Jameson Taillon (CHC) Pitcher Jon Gray (TEX)
    0 – 1 W/L 0 – 1
    4 IP 6.1
    6.75 ERA 2.84
    2.000 WHIP 0.947
    4.5 K/9 9.9
    2.3 BB/9 2.8

    Cubs vs. Rangers Injury Updates

    • Cubs: Seiya Suzuki: 10 Day IL (Oblique), Kyle Hendricks: 15 Day IL (Shoulder), Brandon Hughes: 15 Day IL (Knee), Ethan Roberts: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Codi Heuer: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Patrick Wisdom: day-to-day (Wrist)
    • Rangers: Leody Taveras: 10 Day IL (Oblique), Spencer Howard: 15 Day IL (Lat), Josh Sborz: 15 Day IL (Ankle), Brett Martin: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Jake Odorizzi: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Glenn Otto: 60 Day IL (Lat)

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