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    The Chicago Cubs (38-42) host the Cleveland Guardians (39-42) on Saturday at 7:15 PM ET. The Cubs are favored (-139) against the underdog Guardians (+118). Chicago’s Marcus Stroman and Cleveland’s Tanner Bibee pitch first for their squads in this matchup.

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    Game Info, Betting Lines for Cubs vs. Guardians

    • Game Day: Saturday, July 1, 2023
    • Game Time: 7:15 PM ET
    • Location: Chicago, Illinois
    • Stadium: Wrigley Field
    Cubs vs Guardians Betting Information
    Favorite Favorite Moneyline Total
    Cubs -139 7.5

    How Do I Watch the Cubs vs. the Guardians?

    • TV Channel: FOX

    Cubs Stats & Trends

    Cubs Batting

    • The Cubs rank 18th in MLB play with 89 home runs. They average 1.1 per game.
    • Chicago’s .249 batting average ranks 16th in the majors.
    • The Cubs are seventh in baseball with an on-base percentage of .328.
    • Chicago strikes out 9.1 times per game, the No. 21 mark in MLB.
    • The Cubs average 1.1 homers per home game this season (45 total at home).
    • Chicago is averaging 2.6 extra-base hits per game while slugging .402 at home.
    • At home this season the team averages 8.4 hits per game and is batting .253.

    Cubs Key Batters

    • Nico Hoerner leads Chicago with a slugging percentage of .406, fueled by 22 extra-base hits. He has a .290 batting average and an on-base percentage of .338.
    • Among qualifying hitters in the majors, his batting average ranks 18th, his on-base percentage ranks 60th, and he is 99th in slugging.
    • Hoerner hopes to build on a nine-game hitting streak in this matchup. In his last 10 games he is batting .302 with three doubles, two triples, a home run, a walk and nine RBI.
    • Dansby Swanson leads Chicago with 80 hits. He is batting .264 this season and has 25 extra-base hits. He’s also slugging .413 with an on-base percentage of .352.
    • His batting average ranks 64th among qualified players, his on-base percentage 33rd, and his slugging percentage 90th.
    • Ian Happ has 71 hits this season and a team-best OBP of .378.
    • Cody Bellinger is batting .266 with a .329 OBP and 22 RBI for Chicago this season.
    • Bellinger heads into this game on a six-game hitting streak. In his last 10 games he is hitting .265 with a double, two walks and an RBI.

    Guardians Stats & Trends

    Guardians Batting

    • The Guardians rank last in Major League Baseball with just 54 home runs as a team.
    • Cleveland’s .247 batting average ranks 18th in the majors this season.
    • The Guardians have the 22nd-ranked on-base percentage in MLB this season (.312).
    • Cleveland is one of the best teams in baseball at making contact this season, ranking second with an average of 7.1 strikeouts per game.
    • They have averaged 0.7 home runs per game in their 42 road contests this season.
    • Cleveland has a team slugging percentage of .369 in away games this season with 106 extra-base hits.
    • In away games this season, they’re batting .248 with 8.7 base hits per contest.

    Guardians Key Batters

    • Jose Ramirez has accumulated 88 hits with a .362 on-base percentage and a .517 slugging percentage, all club-highs for the Guardians. He’s batting .291.
    • Including all qualified players in MLB, he is 16th in batting average, 27th in on-base percentage and 11th in slugging percentage.
    • Steven Kwan has 18 doubles, two triples, two home runs and 37 walks while hitting .261. He’s slugging .348 with an on-base percentage of .338.
    • His batting average ranks 71st among all qualified players, his on-base percentage is 60th, and he is 139th in slugging.
    • Josh Naylor is hitting .296 with 18 doubles, 10 home runs and 18 walks.
    • Andres Gimenez is batting .238 with 11 doubles, four triples, five home runs and 15 walks.

    Cubs vs. Guardians Probable Pitchers

    Marcus Stroman (CHC) Pitcher Tanner Bibee (CLE)
    9 – 5 W/L 4 – 2
    102 IP 59.1
    2.47 ERA 3.79
    1.078 WHIP 1.298
    7.5 K/9 8.8
    3.1 BB/9 3.2

    Cubs vs. Guardians Injury Updates

    • Cubs: Patrick Wisdom: 10 Day IL (Wrist), Brad Boxberger: 15 Day IL (Forearm), Nick Burdi: 60 Day IL (Appendicitis), Brandon Hughes: 60 Day IL (Knee), Adrian Sampson: 60 Day IL (Knee), Ethan Roberts: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Codi Heuer: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Marcus Stroman: day-to-day (Finger), Seiya Suzuki: day-to-day (Neck stiffness)
    • Guardians: Triston McKenzie: 15 Day IL (Elbow), Peyton Battenfield: 60 Day IL (Shoulder)

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


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