Have Reds Found Groove?
While the Cincinnati Reds hold the worst record in baseball, their last 10 games show them building momentum in the MLB standings. They’ve won seven of their last 10 and one of their losses came despite their pitching staff throwing a no-hitter.
Since then, the Reds swept a two-game series against the Cleveland Guardians. Check the latest MLB picks, stats, injury reports and MLB odds for Reds vs Blue Jays. There are plenty of MLB predictions.
Reds Eye Another Series Win
The Cincinnati Reds won against their in-state rivals by taking advantage of an opponent coming off a series in which it struggled. With the Toronto Blue Jays only winning three out of their last 10, look for the Reds to attack their starting pitcher. Tyler Naquin proved to be a hot bat in the Reds’ last series, going 4-for-8 with four runs and two RBIs.
Starting pitcher Luis Castillo (0-1 5.59 ERA) will look for his first win in 2022 after already starting two games. The pitcher missed some time in 2022 because of an injury but wants to improve after two poor starts. He allowed three runs in each of his two outings, with the bullpen bailing him out in one of those games.
Blue Jays Struggling
Something that might have helped the Cincinnati Reds during their current streak of wins is teams taking them lightly, seeing they have the worst record in baseball. The Toronto Blue Jays can’t fall into the same trap.
They also need starting pitcher Hyun-jin Ryu (0-0 9.00 ERA) to have a solid outing, similar to his last game. He went 4.2 innings, allowing one run in a no-decision game.
It would also be Ryu’s first win after having three no-decision outings. However, he is coming off an injury that might keep his pitch count low yet again.
Reds vs Blue Jays Head-to-Head
This game between the two teams in 2022 is their first matchup of the season, and the first time since the 2017 season they faced each other. During the 2017 season, the Blue Jays swept the Cincinnati Reds, winning all three games.
Reds vs Blue Jays Game Information
- Game: Reds (11-26) vs Blue Jays (20-18)
- Location: Rogers Centre, Toronto, ON
- Day/Time: Friday, 7:07 p.m. ET
- Reds vs Blue Jays Live Stream: MLB.TV
Reds vs Blue Jays Betting Lines
L. Castillo -R
|+1½ -140||+145||8½ -105o||3½ -105o
|Toronto Blue Jays
H. Ryu -L
|-1½ +120||-165||8½ -115u||4½ -120o
Reds vs Blue Jays Prediction
The Cincinnati Reds have turned things around lately. While winning seven of their last 10 games, they are 9-1 against the spread in those games. That’s helped them improve to 16-21 ATS.
The Toronto Blue Jays are 16-22 ATS and are 4-6 ATS in their last 10 games. While Ryu did well during his last outing, he won’t see many innings if he’s on a pitch count. With the Reds taking advantage of bullpen pitching, it could spell disaster for the Blue Jays.
It’s going to be a close game, despite the Reds record. If you really feel confident in the Reds, you could take them on the moneyline. However, when betting online and making your MLB picks and parlays, taking the Reds with the 1½ runs is the best play. It allows for a cushion in case the Reds let this game slip away.
Pick: Cincinnati Reds +1½ (-140)