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    The Chicago Cubs (72-64) and the Cincinnati Reds (71-67) square off on Sunday at 12:10 PM ET. The Cubs are favored (-130) against the underdog Reds (+110). Chicago’s Jameson Taillon starts against Cincinnati’s Carson Spiers.

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    Game Info, Betting Lines for Cubs vs. Reds

    • Game Day: Sunday, September 3, 2023
    • Game Time: 12:10 PM ET
    • Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
    • Stadium: Great American Ball Park
    Cubs vs Reds Betting Information
    Favorite Favorite Moneyline Total
    Cubs -130 10

    How Do I Watch the Cubs vs. the Reds?

    • TV Channel: BSOH

    Cubs Stats & Trends

    Cubs Batting

    • The Cubs rank 14th in MLB action with 163 total home runs.
    • Chicago’s .252 batting average ranks 14th in MLB.
    • The Cubs are eighth in baseball with a .328 on-base percentage.
    • Chicago strikes out 8.8 times per game, the No. 19 average in baseball.
    • The Cubs average 1.1 home runs per game when playing on the road this season (78 total in road contests).
    • Chicago has a .403 slugging percentage and is averaging 3.0 extra-base hits per game away from home.
    • The team is batting .244 with 572 hits (8.4 per game) on the road this season.

    Cubs Key Batters

    • Cody Bellinger leads Chicago in OBP (.365) and total hits (128) this season. He’s batting .319 batting average while slugging .546.
    • He is sixth in batting average, 20th in on-base percentage, and ninth in slugging among all qualified hitters in MLB.
    • Bellinger has picked up at least one hit in four straight games. In his last five games he is hitting .300 with two home runs, a walk and six RBI.
    • Nico Hoerner has an OPS of .735, fueled by an OBP of .341 and a team-best slugging percentage of .393 this season. He’s batting .281.
    • Among qualified hitters, his batting average ranks him 22nd, his on-base percentage 43rd, and his slugging percentage 113th.
    • Ian Happ has 118 hits this season and has a slash line of .244/.362/.420.
    • Jeimer Candelario is batting .259 with a .340 OBP and 66 RBI for Chicago this season.

    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 13th-ranked on-base percentage in MLB this season (.324).
    • Cincinnati ranks 28th in strikeouts per game (9.3) among MLB offenses.
    • In 68 games at home this season, they’ve hit 86 homers, an average of 1.3 per contest.
    • Cincinnati has a team slugging percentage of .413 in home games this season with 196 extra-base hits.
    • In 68 home games this season, they have a batting average of .242 while averaging 7.9 base hits per contest.

    Reds Key Batters

    • Spencer Steer has accumulated a team-high OBP (.356) and slugging percentage (.450), while pacing the Reds in hits (133, while batting .270).
    • Including all the qualified hitters in the majors, he is 49th in batting average, 29th in on-base percentage and 61st in slugging percentage.
    • TJ Friedl has 20 doubles, five triples, 11 home runs and 34 walks while batting .267. He’s slugging .420 with an on-base percentage of .333.
    • Including all qualified hitters, he is 54th in batting average, 65th in on-base percentage and 92nd in slugging percentage.
    • Jake Fraley is hitting .272 with 17 doubles, 15 home runs and 33 walks.
    • Hunter Renfroe is batting .237 with 31 doubles, 19 home runs and 39 walks.

    Cubs vs. Reds Probable Pitchers

    Jameson Taillon (CHC) Pitcher Carson Spiers (CIN)
    7 – 9 W/L 0 – 0
    121.2 IP 0
    5.62 ERA 0.00
    1.356 WHIP 0.000
    7.8 K/9 0
    2.4 BB/9 0

    Cubs vs. Reds Injury Updates

    • Cubs: Marcus Stroman: 15 Day IL (Rib), Michael Fulmer: 15 Day IL (Forearm), 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: Brandon Williamson: 10 Day IL (Covid), Ben Lively: 10 Day IL (Covid-19), Hunter Greene: 10 Day IL (Covid-19), Joey Votto: 10 Day IL (Shoulder), Matt McLain: 10 Day IL (Oblique), Jonathan India: 10 Day IL (Heel), Kevin Newman: 10 Day IL (Oblique), Curt Casali: 10 Day IL (Foot), Fernando Cruz: 10 Day IL (Covid-19), Graham Ashcraft: 15 Day IL (Toe), 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)

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


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