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Cody Bellinger and the Chicago Cubs will take on starter Cole Ragans and the Kansas City Royals at Wrigley Field on Friday at 2:20 PM ET.
Game Info and Cody Bellinger Props
- Day: Friday, August 18, 2023
- Time: 2:20 PM ET
- TV Channel: MLB Network
- Hits Prop: Over/under 1 hit (Over odds: -270)
- Home Runs Prop: Over/under 1 home run (Over odds: +500)
- Total Bases Prop: Over/under 2 total bases (Over odds: +125)
Cody Bellinger Stats
- Bellinger leads Chicago in batting with a .327 average while slugging 18 homers and driving in 59 runs.
- His batting average ranks fourth among qualified players, his on-base percentage ranks 11th, and he is seventh in the league in slugging.
- He has gotten at least one hit in 75.3% of his games this year (67 of 89), picking up at least two hits 32 times (36.0%).
- He has left the park in 19.1% of his games in 2023, and 4.8% of his trips to the dish.
- Bellinger has knocked in at least one run in 43.8% of his games this season, with two or more RBI in 13.5% of his games. He has also driven in three or more runs in six contests.
Royals Pitching Stats and Rankings
- The eight K/9 rate compiled by the Royals pitching staff ranks 27th in the majors.
- The Royals have put up the 28th-ranked team ERA across all MLB pitching staffs (5.16).
- The Royals rank 21st in baseball in home runs allowed with 152 (1.2 per game).
- Ragans (3-4) will take to the mound for the Royals and make his fifth start of the season.
- The 25-year-old has an ERA of 4.21, 9.8 strikeouts per nine innings and a batting average against of .241 in 21 games this season.
Bellinger’s recent games
- vs. White Sox on August 16: 2-for-4, 1 R, 1 K
- vs. White Sox on August 15: 0-for-3, 1 K, 1 BB
- at Blue Jays on August 13: 0-for-3, 1 BB
- at Blue Jays on August 12: 2-for-4, 2 R, 1 RBI
- at Blue Jays on August 11: 2-for-4, 1 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI
- at Mets on August 9: 0-for-4, 2 K
- at Mets on August 8: 1-for-4, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 2 K
- at Mets on August 7: 3-for-3, 2 RBI
- vs. Braves on August 6: 2-for-3, 2 R, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 SB
- vs. Braves on August 5: 2-for-3, 2 R, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 SB
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