Cubs host the Reds to start out three-game series

Cincinnati Reds (21-29, fifth in the NL Central) vs. Chicago Cubs (22-27, third in the NL Central)

Chicago Friday, two:20 p.m. EDT

PITCHING PROBABLES: Reds: Hunter Greene (-four, four.68 ERA, 1.50 WHIP, 69 strikeouts) Cubs: Justin Steele (six-1, two.20 ERA, 1.01 WHIP, 53 strikeouts)

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK MLB LINE: Cubs -167, Reds +142 more than/below is 7 runs

BOTTOM LINE: The Chicago Cubs host the Cincinnati Reds on Friday to open a 3-game series.

Chicago has a 13-12 record in household games and a 22-27 record all round. The Cubs have the fifth-ranked group ERA in the NL at four.08.

Cincinnati has a 7-15 record in road games and a 21-29 record all round. The Reds are 13-7 in games when they have a lot more hits than their opponents.

Friday’s game is the third time these teams meet this season.

Top rated PERFORMERS: Ian Happ has 13 doubles, 4 household runs and 19 RBI for the Cubs. Christopher Morel is 12-for-40 with two doubles and seven household runs more than the final ten games.

Jake Fraley has seven doubles, 5 household runs and 33 RBI for the Reds. Matt McLain is ten-for-35 with 4 doubles and two household runs more than the previous ten games.

Final ten GAMES: Cubs: three-7, .227 batting typical, six.53 ERA, outscored by 23 runs

Reds: three-7, .261 batting typical, five.40 ERA, outscored by ten runs

INJURIES: Cubs: Nick Burdi: 15-Day IL (appendicitis), Cody Bellinger: ten-Day IL (knee), Adrian Sampson: 60-Day IL (correct meniscus), Brad Boxberger: 15-Day IL (forearm), Codi Heuer: 60-Day IL (elbow), Ethan Roberts: 60-Day IL (elbow)

Reds: Henry Ramos: ten-Day IL (hip), Derek Law: 15-Day IL (elbow), Joey Votto: 60-Day IL (bicep/shoulder), Reiver Sanmartin: 60-Day IL (elbow), Nick Lodolo: 15-Day IL (calf), Casey Legumina: 15-Day IL (ankle), Connor Overton: 60-Day IL (elbow), Fernando Cruz: 15-Day IL (shoulder), Tony Santillan: 60-Day IL (back), Justin Dunn: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Tejay Antone: 60-Day IL (elbow), Vladimir Gutierrez: 60-Day IL (elbow)


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