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    The Cincinnati Reds (23-29) face the Chicago Cubs (22-29) after Jonathan India homered twice in an 8-5 win over the Cubs. The Cubs are favored (-157) in this matchup with the Reds (+134), which begins at 2:20 PM ET on Sunday. Drew Smyly starts for Chicago, and Graham Ashcraft is Cincinnati’s pick to start.

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    Game Info, Betting Lines for Cubs vs. Reds

    • Game Day: Sunday, May 28, 2023
    • Game Time: 2:20 PM ET
    • Location: Chicago, Illinois
    • Stadium: Wrigley Field
    Cubs vs Reds Betting Information
    Favorite Favorite Moneyline Total
    Cubs -157 8

    How Do I Watch the Cubs vs. the Reds?

    • TV Channel: MARQ

    Cubs Stats & Trends

    Cubs Batting

    • The Cubs are 11th in MLB play with 63 home runs. They average 1.2 per game.
    • Chicago ranks 11th in MLB with a .257 batting average.
    • The Cubs are third in baseball with an on-base percentage of .335.
    • Chicago strikes out 9.1 times per game, the No. 21 average in the majors.
    • The Cubs average 1.1 homers per home game this season (31 total at home).
    • Chicago has a .399 slugging percentage and is averaging 2.6 extra-base hits per game at home.
    • The team averages 8.3 hits per game and is batting .249 at home this season.

    Cubs Key Batters

    • Nico Hoerner has an OPS of .742, fueled by an OBP of .345 and a team-best slugging percentage of .397 this season. He has a .293 batting average.
    • Among the qualified hitters in MLB, his batting average ranks 20th, his on-base percentage ranks 60th, and he is 107th in slugging.
    • Dansby Swanson has 12 doubles, two triples, five home runs and 29 walks. He’s batting .264 and slugging .421 with an on-base percentage of .361.
    • His batting average ranks 72nd among qualified players, his on-base percentage 36th, and his slugging percentage 90th.
    • Ian Happ leads Chicago with an OBP of .405 this season while batting .285 with 37 walks and 17 runs scored.
    • Seiya Suzuki has been key for Chicago with 39 hits, an OBP of .380 plus a slugging percentage of .493.

    Reds Stats & Trends

    Reds Batting

    • The Reds rank 28th in Major League Baseball with just 40 home runs as a team.
    • Cincinnati has a team batting average of .255 this season, which ranks 13th among MLB teams.
    • The Reds have an OBP of .330 this season, which ranks seventh in MLB.
    • Cincinnati ranks 24th with an average of 9.2 strikeouts per game.
    • They have averaged 0.6 home runs per game in their 24 road contests this season.
    • In 24 road games this season, it is slugging .375 with 64 hits going for extra bases.
    • In 24 road games this season, they have a batting average of .259 while averaging 9.0 base hits per contest.

    Reds Key Batters

    • India has a .376 on-base percentage and a .439 slugging percentage, both team-high marks for the Reds. He’s batting .291.
    • Including all the qualified players in the majors, his batting average ranks 24th, his on-base percentage is 18th, and he is 78th in slugging.
    • Spencer Steer paces his team with 53 hits. He has a batting average of .280 while slugging .471 with an on-base percentage of .351.
    • Including all qualifying hitters, his batting average places him 44th, his on-base percentage ranks 47th, and he is 46th in slugging.
    • Jake Fraley is batting .261 with seven doubles, five home runs and 19 walks.
    • TJ Friedl is hitting .326 with eight doubles, three triples, three home runs and 10 walks.

    Cubs vs. Reds Probable Pitchers

    Drew Smyly (CHC) Pitcher Graham Ashcraft (CIN)
    5 – 1 W/L 2 – 3
    55.1 IP 53.1
    2.93 ERA 5.57
    0.958 WHIP 1.481
    8.3 K/9 6.9
    2.0 BB/9 3.5

    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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