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    Patrick Wisdom leads the Chicago Cubs (22-30) into a contest against the Tampa Bay Rays (39-16) after his two-home run outing in an 8-5 loss to the Reds. The Rays are favorites (-130) for this game against the underdog Cubs (+110), which starts at 2:20 PM ET on Monday. Tampa Bay has Taj Bradley starting things off, while Chicago will counter with Marcus Stroman.

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    Game Info, Betting Lines for Rays vs. Cubs

    • Game Day: Monday, May 29, 2023
    • Game Time: 2:20 PM ET
    • Location: Chicago, Illinois
    • Stadium: Wrigley Field
    Rays vs Cubs Betting Information
    Favorite Favorite Moneyline Total
    Rays -130 8

    How Do I Watch the Rays vs. the Cubs?

    • TV Channel: MARQ

    Rays Stats & Trends

    Rays Batting

    • The Tampa Bay Rays lead the league with 101 total home runs, averaging 1.8 per game.
    • Tampa Bay has an MLB-high .274 batting average.
    • The Rays have a league-high .348 on-base percentage.
    • Tampa Bay’s 8.4 strikeouts per game rank 15th in the majors.
    • The Rays average 2.1 home runs per game when playing away from home this season (48 total in road contests).
    • Tampa Bay is averaging 3.8 extra-base hits per game while slugging .508 on the road.
    • Away from home this season the club averages 10.2 hits per game and is batting .283.

    Rays Key Batters

    • Wander Franco leads Tampa Bay in slugging percentage (.488) thanks to 24 extra-base hits. He has a .299 batting average and an on-base percentage of .362.
    • Among all qualifying hitters in the majors, his batting average ranks 16th, his on-base percentage ranks 38th, and he is 36th in slugging.
    • Franco has recorded a base hit in five games in a row. During his last five outings he is batting .526 with a triple, four walks and six RBI.
    • Yandy Diaz leads the Rays in OBP (.429) and total hits (54) this season. He’s batting .327 while slugging .612.
    • He ranks sixth in batting average, second in on-base percentage and second in slugging among qualified hitters.
    • Randy Arozarena has 56 hits this season and has a slash line of .301/.409/.527.
    • Josh Lowe is batting .307 with a .358 OBP and 37 RBI for Tampa Bay this season.

    Cubs Stats & Trends

    Cubs Batting

    • The Cubs have hit 65 homers this season, which ranks 10th in the league.
    • Chicago has a team batting average of .257 this season, which ranks 11th among MLB teams.
    • The Cubs are among the best in the league at getting on base, ranking third with an OBP of .335.
    • Chicago ranks 21st in MLB in strikeouts per game with an average of 9.2 Ks per contest.
    • They have averaged 1.2 home runs per game in their 28 home contests this season.
    • Chicago is slugging .401 in 28 home games this season.
    • In 28 home games this season, they have a batting average of .249 while averaging 8.4 base hits per contest.

    Cubs Key Batters

    • Nico Hoerner has a team-high .386 slugging percentage. He’s batting .286 with an on-base percentage of .337.
    • Including all the qualified hitters in the big leagues, his batting average places him 33rd, his on-base percentage ranks 78th, and he is 118th in slugging.
    • Dansby Swanson is slugging .423 to lead his team. He has a batting average of .269 with an on-base percentage of .366.
    • He ranks 59th in batting average, 32nd in on-base percentage and 89th in slugging percentage in the majors.
    • Ian Happ has put up a team-best .396 on-base percentage.
    • Wisdom has 34 hits to lead his team.

    Rays vs. Cubs Probable Pitchers

    Taj Bradley (TB) Pitcher Marcus Stroman (CHC)
    3 – 1 W/L 4 – 4
    24.1 IP 64
    4.44 ERA 2.95
    1.151 WHIP 1.094
    12.6 K/9 7.6
    1.5 BB/9 3.2

    Rays vs. Cubs Injury Updates

    • Rays: Zack Littell: 15 Day IL (Shoulder), Drew Rasmussen: 60 Day IL (Flexor), Jeffrey Springs: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Garrett Cleavinger: 60 Day IL (Knee), Shane Baz: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Shawn Armstrong: 60 Day IL (Neck), Andrew Kittredge: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Pete Fairbanks: day-to-day (Hip)
    • 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)

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


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