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    Ian Happ takes a 10-game hitting streak into the Chicago Cubs’ (72-63) matchup against the Cincinnati Reds (70-67). The Cubs are favored on the moneyline (-112) for this outing against the Reds (-107), which starts at 6:40 PM ET on Saturday at Great American Ball Park. Javier Assad starts for Chicago while Cincinnati will counter with Andrew Abbott.

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    Game Info, Betting Lines for Cubs vs. Reds

    • Game Day: Saturday, September 2, 2023
    • Game Time: 6:40 PM ET
    • Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
    • Stadium: Great American Ball Park
    Cubs vs Reds Betting Information
    Favorite Favorite Moneyline Total
    Cubs -112 9.5

    How Do I Watch the Cubs vs. the Reds?

    • TV Channel: BSOH

    Cubs Stats & Trends

    Cubs Batting

    • The Cubs rank 14th in MLB play with 162 total home runs.
    • Chicago’s .252 batting average ranks 14th in MLB.
    • The Cubs rank seventh in baseball with a .328 on-base percentage.
    • Chicago’s 8.8 strikeouts per game rank 19th in baseball.
    • The Cubs average 1.1 home runs per game when playing on the road this season (77 total in road outings).
    • Chicago is slugging .405 with 3.1 extra-base hits per game in road contests.
    • The team averages 8.5 hits per game and is batting .245 on the road this season.

    Cubs Key Batters

    • Cody Bellinger leads Chicago with 127 hits and an OBP of .366 this season. He has a .320 batting average and a slugging percentage of .549.
    • Among all qualifying hitters in the majors, his batting average ranks sixth, his on-base percentage ranks 19th, and he is eighth in slugging.
    • Bellinger has picked up at least one hit in three games in a row. In his last five games he is hitting .300 with two home runs, a walk and six RBI.
    • Nico Hoerner leads Chicago in slugging percentage (.394) thanks to 37 extra-base hits. He’s batting .281 with an on-base percentage of .342.
    • Among qualified hitters, his batting average ranks him 21st, his on-base percentage 41st, and his slugging percentage 111th.
    • Happ is batting .246 with a .424 slugging percentage and 67 RBI this year.
    • Happ has picked up a hit in 10 straight games. During his last 10 outings he is hitting .342 with five doubles, three home runs, four walks and 10 RBI.
    • Jeimer Candelario has been key for Chicago with 120 hits, an OBP of .341 plus a slugging percentage of .475.

    Reds Stats & Trends

    Reds Batting

    • The Reds rank 18th in Major League Baseball with 155 home runs.
    • Cincinnati’s .247 batting average ranks 18th in the majors this season.
    • The Reds have the 14th-ranked on-base percentage in MLB this season (.323).
    • Cincinnati ranks just 28th in MLB in strikeouts per game with an average of 9.4 whiffs per contest.
    • They have averaged 1.3 home runs per game in their 67 home contests this season.
    • In 67 home games this season, it is slugging .413 with 193 hits going for extra bases.
    • In home games this season, they’re batting .241 with 7.9 base hits per contest.

    Reds Key Batters

    • Spencer Steer has totaled 131 hits with a .353 on-base percentage and a .449 slugging percentage, all club-highs for the Reds. He’s batting .267.
    • He is 56th in batting average, 31st in on-base percentage and 61st in slugging percentage among all qualifying hitters in the big leagues.
    • TJ Friedl is batting .268 with 20 doubles, five triples, 11 home runs and 32 walks. He’s slugging .422 with an on-base percentage of .332.
    • Including all qualifying hitters, he is 51st in batting average, 64th in on-base percentage and 89th in slugging percentage.
    • Hunter Renfroe is hitting .239 with 31 doubles, 19 home runs and 39 walks.
    • Jake Fraley has 16 doubles, 15 home runs and 33 walks while hitting .269.

    Cubs vs. Reds Probable Pitchers

    Javier Assad (CHC) Pitcher Andrew Abbott (CIN)
    3 – 2 W/L 8 – 4
    79 IP 88.2
    2.96 ERA 3.35
    1.203 WHIP 1.218
    6.8 K/9 10.0
    3.6 BB/9 3.5

    Cubs vs. Reds Injury Updates

    • Cubs: Marcus Stroman: 15 Day IL (Rib), Michael Fulmer: 15 Day IL (Forearm), Nick Burdi: 60 Day IL (Appendicitis), Brandon Hughes: 60 Day IL (Knee), Brad Boxberger: 60 Day IL (Forearm), Ethan Roberts: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Codi Heuer: 60 Day IL (Elbow)
    • Reds: Ben Lively: 10 Day IL (Covid-19), Hunter Greene: 10 Day IL (Covid-19), Joey Votto: 10 Day IL (Shoulder), Curt Casali: 10 Day IL (Foot), Jonathan India: 10 Day IL (Heel), Matt McLain: 10 Day IL (Oblique), Fernando Cruz: 10 Day IL (Covid-19), Kevin Newman: 10 Day IL (Oblique), Alex Young: 15 Day IL (Hamstring), Nick Lodolo: 60 Day IL (Calf), Reiver Sanmartin: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Connor Overton: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Vladimir Gutierrez: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Justin Dunn: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Graham Ashcraft: day-to-day (Toe)

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


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