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    Jeimer Candelario leads the Chicago Cubs (54-53) into a matchup with the Cincinnati Reds (59-50) after he picked up four hits in a 20-9 win over the Reds. The Cubs are favored (-137) against the Reds (+116) in this outing, which starts at 8:05 PM ET on Wednesday. Drew Smyly takes the mound first for Chicago, and Brandon Williamson is Cincinnati’s choice to start.

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    Game Info, Betting Lines for Cubs vs. Reds

    • Game Day: Wednesday, August 2, 2023
    • Game Time: 8:05 PM ET
    • Location: Chicago, Illinois
    • Stadium: Wrigley Field
    Cubs vs Reds Betting Information
    Favorite Favorite Moneyline Total
    Cubs -137 9.5

    How Do I Watch the Cubs vs. the Reds?

    • TV Channel: MARQ

    Cubs Stats & Trends

    Cubs Batting

    • The Cubs rank 13th in baseball with 127 total home runs.
    • Chicago’s .256 batting average is seventh-best in MLB.
    • The Cubs’ .334 on-base percentage is fourth-best in MLB.
    • Chicago’s 9.0 strikeouts per game rank 21st in baseball.
    • The Cubs average 1.2 homers per game when playing at home this season (67 total in home contests).
    • Chicago has a .428 slugging percentage and is averaging 2.9 extra-base hits per game at home.
    • The team is batting .265 with 491 hits (8.9 per game) at home this season.

    Cubs Key Batters

    • Nico Hoerner leads Chicago with a slugging percentage of .405, fueled by 32 extra-base hits. He has a .281 batting average and an on-base percentage of .335.
    • Among qualified hitters in the majors, he is 20th in batting average, 64th in on-base percentage, and 102nd in slugging.
    • Hoerner will look for his third straight game with a hit in this contest. During his last five outings he is batting .261 with two doubles, a home run, a walk and an RBI.
    • Cody Bellinger is hitting .317 with 16 doubles, a triple, 16 home runs and 24 walks. He’s slugging .545 with an on-base percentage of .367.
    • Bellinger enters this game looking to extend his three-game hit streak. In his last five games he is hitting .316 with a double, a home run, two walks and three RBI.
    • Candelario leads Chicago in total hits (99) this season, and 49 of those have gone for extra bases.
    • Candelario takes a four-game hitting streak into this game. During his last five outings he is batting .471 with two doubles, three walks and an RBI.
    • Ian Happ leads Chicago with an OBP of .375 this season while batting .246 with 75 walks and 51 runs scored.

    Reds Stats & Trends

    Reds Batting

    • The Reds rank 18th in Major League Baseball with 121 home runs.
    • Cincinnati ranks 13th in MLB with a .253 team batting average.
    • The Reds have an on-base percentage of .331 this season, which ranks sixth in the league.
    • Cincinnati ranks 23rd with an average of 9.0 strikeouts per game.
    • They have averaged 0.9 home runs per game in their 55 road contests this season.
    • In 55 road games this season, it is slugging .406 with 173 hits going for extra bases.
    • They are averaging 9.0 base hits per game and batting .257 on the road this season.

    Reds Key Batters

    • Spencer Steer has accumulated 105 hits with a .358 on-base percentage and a .457 slugging percentage, all club-bests for the Reds. He’s batting .273.
    • He ranks 41st in batting average, 30th in on-base percentage and 51st in slugging percentage among all qualified batters in the big leagues.
    • Jake Fraley has 14 doubles, 15 home runs and 32 walks while hitting .268. He’s slugging .475 with an on-base percentage of .349.
    • TJ Friedl is hitting .276 with 17 doubles, three triples, seven home runs and 28 walks.
    • Matt McLain is batting .305 with 20 doubles, four triples, 11 home runs and 24 walks.

    Cubs vs. Reds Probable Pitchers

    Drew Smyly (CHC) Pitcher Brandon Williamson (CIN)
    8 – 7 W/L 3 – 2
    108 IP 64.1
    4.75 ERA 4.34
    1.352 WHIP 1.337
    8.1 K/9 6.7
    3.1 BB/9 3.8

    Cubs vs. Reds Injury Updates

    • Cubs: Brandon Hughes: 60 Day IL (Knee), Brad Boxberger: 60 Day IL (Forearm), Nick Burdi: 60 Day IL (Appendicitis), Ethan Roberts: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Codi Heuer: 60 Day IL (Elbow)
    • Reds: Curt Casali: 10 Day IL (Foot), Jonathan India: 10 Day IL (Heel), Casey Legumina: 15 Day IL (Shoulder), Nick Lodolo: 60 Day IL (Calf), Hunter Greene: 60 Day IL (Hip), Reiver Sanmartin: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Connor Overton: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Vladimir Gutierrez: 60 Day IL (Elbow), 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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