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    The Chicago Cubs (22-28) host the Cincinnati Reds (22-29) on Saturday at 7:15 PM ET. The Cubs are moneyline favorites (-169) against the underdog Reds (+145). Jameson Taillon gets the starting nod for Chicago, and Brandon Williamson is Cincinnati’s pick to start.

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    Game Info, Betting Lines for Cubs vs. Reds

    • Game Day: Saturday, May 27, 2023
    • Game Time: 7:15 PM ET
    • Location: Chicago, Illinois
    • Stadium: Wrigley Field
    Cubs vs Reds Betting Information
    Favorite Favorite Moneyline Total
    Cubs -169 8.5

    How Do I Watch the Cubs vs. the Reds?

    • TV Channel: FOX

    Cubs Stats & Trends

    Cubs Batting

    • The Cubs are 10th-best in MLB action with 63 total home runs.
    • Chicago has the 11th-ranked batting average in MLB (.257).
    • The Cubs are third in baseball with an on-base percentage of .335.
    • Chicago strikes out 9.2 times per game to rank 23rd in the majors.
    • The Cubs average 1.2 homers per game when playing at home this season (31 total in home contests).
    • Chicago is averaging 2.7 extra-base hits per game while slugging .401 at home.
    • The team is batting .249 with 217 hits (8.3 per game) at home this season.

    Cubs Key Batters

    • Nico Hoerner has an OPS of .733, fueled by an OBP of .338 and a team-best slugging percentage of .394 this season. He has a .289 batting average.
    • He ranks 30th in batting average, 76th in on-base percentage, and 112th in slugging among all qualified hitters in baseball.
    • Dansby Swanson has 12 doubles, a triple, five home runs and 29 walks. He’s batting .260 and slugging .411 with an on-base percentage of .360.
    • Among all qualified hitters, he ranks 80th in batting average, 38th in on-base percentage and 95th in slugging percentage.
    • Ian Happ leads Chicago in OBP (.405) this season, fueled by 50 hits.
    • Seiya Suzuki is batting .293 with a .383 OBP and 19 RBI for Chicago this season.
    • Suzuki heads into this game on a four-game hitting streak. In his last five games he is hitting .294 with a double, a home run, three walks and two RBI.

    Reds Stats & Trends

    Reds Batting

    • The Reds rank 28th in Major League Baseball with just 38 home runs as a team.
    • Cincinnati’s .253 batting average ranks 14th in the majors this season.
    • The Reds have an OBP of .329 this season, which ranks ninth in MLB.
    • Cincinnati ranks 24th with an average of 9.1 strikeouts per game.
    • In 23 games on the road this season, they’ve hit 13 homers, an average of 0.6 per contest.
    • Cincinnati is slugging .367 in 23 road games this season.
    • In away games this season, they’re batting .256 with 8.8 base hits per contest.

    Reds Key Batters

    • Jonathan India has a .371 on-base percentage and a .403 slugging percentage, both team-high numbers for the Reds. He’s batting .283.
    • Including all the qualified hitters in the big leagues, his batting average is 40th, his on-base percentage is 25th, and he is 101st in slugging.
    • Spencer Steer has racked up 53 hits to pace his team. He has a batting average of .285 while slugging .478 with an on-base percentage of .353.
    • Including all qualifying players, he is 36th in batting average, 48th in on-base percentage and 45th in slugging percentage.
    • Jake Fraley is hitting .263 with seven doubles, five home runs and 19 walks.
    • Nick Senzel has six doubles, four home runs and 13 walks while batting .254.

    Cubs vs. Reds Probable Pitchers

    Jameson Taillon (CHC) Pitcher Brandon Williamson (CIN)
    0 – 3 W/L 0 – 0
    26.2 IP 10
    7.76 ERA 3.60
    1.725 WHIP 1.200
    9.1 K/9 8.1
    3.4 BB/9 5.4

    Cubs vs. Reds Injury Updates

    • Cubs: Cody Bellinger: 10 Day IL (Knee), Nick Burdi: 15 Day IL (Appendicitis), Brad Boxberger: 15 Day IL (Forearm), Adrian Sampson: 60 Day IL (Right meniscus), Ethan Roberts: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Codi Heuer: 60 Day IL (Elbow)
    • Reds: Henry Ramos: 10 Day IL (Hip), Wil Myers: 10 Day IL (Kidney stones), Derek Law: 15 Day IL (Elbow), Nick Lodolo: 15 Day IL (Calf), Casey Legumina: 15 Day IL (Ankle), Reiver Sanmartin: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Connor Overton: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Tony Santillan: 60 Day IL (Back), Vladimir Gutierrez: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Joey Votto: 60 Day IL (Bicep/shoulder), Tejay Antone: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Justin Dunn: 60 Day IL (Shoulder)

    Recent Scores and Betting Lines for the Cubs and Reds (Last 10 Games)


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