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    The Colorado Rockies (56-97) will try to stop a five-game losing streak when they visit the Chicago Cubs (80-74) on Saturday at 2:20 PM ET. The Rockies (+183) are not expected to end the streak against the Cubs (-222). Chicago’s Marcus Stroman gets the start against Colorado’s Chris Flexen.

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    Game Info, Betting Lines for Cubs vs. Rockies

    • Game Day: Saturday, September 23, 2023
    • Game Time: 2:20 PM ET
    • Location: Chicago, Illinois
    • Stadium: Wrigley Field
    Cubs vs Rockies Betting Information
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    Cubs -222

    How Do I Watch the Cubs vs. the Rockies?

    • TV Channel: MARQ

    Cubs Stats & Trends

    Cubs Batting

    • The Cubs are 14th in MLB action with 187 total home runs.
    • Chicago’s .255 batting average is 10th-best in the majors.
    • The Cubs are fifth in baseball with a .330 on-base percentage.
    • Chicago strikes out 8.6 times per game, the No. 15 mark in the majors.
    • The Cubs have hit 102 homers at home this season (1.3 per game).
    • Chicago has a .434 slugging percentage and is averaging three extra-base hits per game at home.
    • The team is batting .260 with 684 hits (8.7 per game) at home this season.

    Cubs Key Batters

    • Cody Bellinger leads Chicago in total hits (146) this season while batting .309 with 55 extra-base hits. He has an on-base percentage of .358 and a slugging percentage of .538.
    • Among qualified hitters in the majors, his batting average ranks sixth, his on-base percentage ranks 27th, and he is ninth in slugging.
    • Nico Hoerner has hit nine homers this season while driving in 66 runs. He’s batting .286 this season and slugging .390 with an on-base percentage of .348.
    • Among qualifying batters, he ranks 12th in batting average, 39th in on-base percentage and 109th in slugging percentage.
    • Ian Happ has 136 hits this season and a team-best OBP of .361.
    • Seiya Suzuki has 20 home runs, 70 RBI and a batting average of .281 this season.

    Rockies Stats & Trends

    Rockies Batting

    • The Rockies’ 146 home runs rank 28th in MLB this season.
    • Colorado’s .249 batting average ranks 16th in the majors this season.
    • The Rockies have an on-base percentage of .311 this season, which ranks 25th in the league.
    • Colorado is a team with a lot of swing and miss this season, ranking 28th with an average of 9.5 strikeouts per game.
    • In 79 games on the road this season, they’ve hit 68 homers, an average of 0.9 per contest.
    • Colorado has a team slugging percentage of .359 in away games this season with 200 extra-base hits.
    • In away games this season, they’re batting .229 with 7.7 base hits per contest.

    Rockies Key Batters

    • Ryan McMahon has racked up an on-base percentage of .329 and has 132 hits, both team-best numbers for the Rockies. He’s batting .247 and slugging .443.
    • Including all the qualifying players in the majors, he ranks 101st in batting average, 65th in on-base percentage and 69th in slugging percentage.
    • McMahon brings a three-game hitting streak into this matchup. In his last five games he is hitting .250 with a double and a walk.
    • Ezequiel Tovar leads his team with a .415 slugging percentage. He has a batting average of .257 with an on-base percentage of .291.
    • He ranks 81st in batting average, 127th in on-base percentage and 94th in slugging percentage in the majors.
    • Elias Diaz has 24 doubles, a triple, 14 home runs and 32 walks while hitting .271.
    • Nolan Jones is hitting .281 with 20 doubles, four triples, 17 home runs and 47 walks.

    Cubs vs. Rockies Probable Pitchers

    Marcus Stroman (CHC) Pitcher Chris Flexen (COL)
    10 – 8 W/L 1 – 8
    131.2 IP 91.1
    3.76 ERA 7.19
    1.230 WHIP 1.708
    7.9 K/9 6.9
    3.5 BB/9 3.4

    Cubs vs. Rockies Injury Updates

    • Cubs: Jeimer Candelario: 10 Day IL (Back), Nick Madrigal: 10 Day IL (Hamstring), Michael Fulmer: 15 Day IL (Forearm), Adbert Alzolay: 15 Day IL (Forearm), Brandon Hughes: 60 Day IL (Knee), Nick Burdi: 60 Day IL (Appendicitis), Ethan Roberts: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Codi Heuer: 60 Day IL (Elbow)
    • Rockies: Kyle Freeland: 15 Day IL (Oblique), Peter Lambert: 15 Day IL (Biceps), Austin Gomber: 60 Day IL (Back), German Márquez: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Antonio Senzatela: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Ryan Rolison: 60 Day IL (Undisclosed), Lucas Gilbreath: 60 Day IL (Elbow)

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

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