Blue Jays Vs Reds: MLB Betting Odds, Trends & Stats – May 20, 2022

Written By Staff on May 19, 2022

The Toronto Blue Jays (20-18) and Cincinnati Reds (11-26) square off on Friday to begin a three-game series, with the first pitch at 7:07 PM ET at Rogers Centre. Hyun Jin Ryu gets the starting nod for Toronto (-173 to win), and Luis Castillo is Cincinnati’s (+147) pick to start.

The insights in the following article use the latest odds as of May 20, 2022 at 5:26 PM ET.

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Blue Jays vs Reds Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

Ryu (TOR) Pitcher Castillo (CIN)
0 – 0 W/L 0 – 1
12.0 IP 9.2
9.00 ERA 5.59
1.500 WHIP 1.138
6 K/9 6.5
2.3 BB/9 3.7

Blue Jays Probable Starter Hyun Jin Ryu

  • Hyun-Jin Ryu makes the start for the Blue Jays, his fourth of the season. He is 0-0 with a 9.00 ERA and eight strikeouts in 12 innings pitched.
  • The lefty last pitched on Saturday against the Tampa Bay Rays, when he threw 4 2/3 innings, allowing one earned run while giving up four hits.
  • The 35-year-old has a 9.00 ERA and 6 strikeouts per nine innings across three games this season.
  • He meets a Reds offense that ranks 21st in the league with 150 runs while batting .219 as a squad. It has a collective .352 slugging percentage (24th in MLB action) and has hit a total of 31 home runs (21st in MLB).

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of May 20, 2022 at 5:26 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Reds Probable Starter Luis Castillo

  • Castillo will get the start for the Reds, his third of the season.
  • The right-hander last pitched on Saturday against the Pittsburgh Pirates, throwing 5 2/3 innings and giving up three earned runs.
  • He has an ERA of 5.59 and 6.5 strikeouts per nine innings in two games this season.
  • The Blue Jays rank 24th in MLB with 140 runs scored this season. They have a .234 batting average this campaign with 39 home runs (11th in the league).

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of May 20, 2022 at 5:26 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Blue Jays Betting Trends

  • The Blue Jays have won 16 of the 27 games they were the moneyline favorite this season (59.3%).
  • When it has played as a moneyline favorite with odds of -173 or shorter, Toronto has a record of 6-4 (60%).
  • The implied moneyline probablility in this matchup gives the Blue Jays a 63.4% chance to win.
  • In the 38 games bookmakers have set an over/under for Toronto, it has combined with opponents to go over the total 13 times (13-23-2).
  • The Blue Jays have put together a 16-22-0 record ATS this season (covering 42.1% of the time).
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Reds Betting Trends

  • The Reds have been underdogs in 31 games this season and won nine (29%) of those contests.
  • Cincinnati is 4-13 this season when entering a game as the underdog by +147 or more on the moneyline.
  • The bookmakers’ moneyline implies a 40.5% chance of a victory for the Reds.
  • Cincinnati and its opponents have gone over the total this season in 23 of their 37 opportunities.
  • In 37 games with a spread this season, the Reds are 16-21-0 ATS.

Blue Jays Players to Watch

  • Vladimir Guerrero Jr. has put up an on-base percentage of .368 and a slugging percentage of .470. Both lead the Blue Jays. Overall, he’s batting .284 with four doubles, seven home runs and 16 walks.
  • Among qualifying hitters in MLB action, Guerrero ranks 36th in batting average, 23rd in on-base percentage, and 35th in slugging.
  • Guerrero has hit safely in 15 straight games. In his last 10 games he is hitting .270 with four walks and two RBI.
  • George Springer’s 35 hits lead his team. He has seven doubles, a triple, seven home runs and 11 walks while hitting .271.
  • Among qualified hitters, Springer ranks 51st in batting average, 68th in on-base percentage, and 21st in slugging.
  • Santiago Espinal is hitting .289 with 12 doubles, two home runs and 11 walks.
  • Espinal takes a 12-game hitting streak into this matchup. During his last 10 games he is batting .353 with four doubles, a walk and four RBI.
  • Bo Bichette’s .365 slugging percentage leads his team. He has seven doubles, four home runs and nine walks while hitting .244.

Blue Jays Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Bo Bichette 156 .244 17 4 16 .285 .650
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. 134 .284 17 7 21 .368 .838
Lourdes Gurriel Jr. 132 .227 13 2 12 .273 .606
Matt Chapman 130 .185 14 6 16 .272 .634
George Springer 129 .271 21 7 21 .336 .840
Santiago Espinal 121 .289 13 2 15 .348 .786
Raimel Tapia 110 .218 13 1 9 .250 .523
Alejandro Kirk 101 .267 7 1 7 .345 .682
Zack Collins 60 .200 5 3 9 .273 .673
Teoscar Hernández 59 .186 5 2 7 .238 .560

Reds Players to Watch

  • Brandon Drury leads Cincinnati in total hits (27) this season while batting .248 with 15 extra-base hits.
  • Among all qualified hitters in MLB, Drury is 74th in batting average, 68th in on-base percentage, and 18th in slugging percentage.
  • Tommy Pham has a slash line of .242/.356/.379 this season and a team-best OPS of .735.
  • Among all qualified hitters, Pham ranks 83rd in batting average, 39th in on-base percentage and 109th in slugging percentage.
  • Tyler Naquin has collected 28 base hits, an OBP of .310 and a slugging percentage of .481 this season.
  • Tyler Stephenson has four home runs, 20 RBI and a batting average of .325 this season.

Reds Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Tommy Pham 124 .242 21 4 12 .356 .735
Kyle Farmer 120 .217 12 1 17 .278 .595
Brandon Drury 109 .248 19 7 22 .336 .850
Tyler Naquin 108 .259 16 4 21 .310 .791
Mike Moustakas 93 .247 14 3 10 .330 .728
Colin Moran 85 .212 8 4 21 .293 .669
Tyler Stephenson 77 .325 13 4 20 .384 .929
TJ Friedl 61 .164 10 0 4 .229 .459
Aramis Garcia 45 .178 4 1 1 .213 .480
Matt Reynolds 39 .231 5 0 1 .362 .644

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