Blue Jays Vs Reds: MLB Betting Odds, Trends & Stats – May 21, 2022

Written By Staff on May 21, 2022

The Toronto Blue Jays (21-18) will look for Santiago Espinal to continue a 13-game hitting streak when they match up against the Cincinnati Reds (11-27) on Saturday at 3:07 PM ET at Rogers Centre. Alek Manoah starts for Toronto (-259 to win) while Cincinnati (+211) will counter with Hunter Greene.

The betting insights in the following article are based off odds valid as of May 21, 2022 at 1:24 PM ET.

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Blue Jays vs Reds Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

Manoah (TOR) Pitcher Greene (CIN)
4 – 1 W/L 1 – 6
42.0 IP 33.1
1.71 ERA 6.21
0.881 WHIP 1.560
8.4 K/9 11.9
1.9 BB/9 5.4

Blue Jays Probable Starter Alek Manoah

  • The Blue Jays are sending Manoah (4-1) out for his eighth start of the season. He is 4-1 with a 1.71 ERA and 39 strikeouts in 42 innings pitched.
  • In his last appearance on Sunday against the Tampa Bay Rays, the righty threw 6 2/3 innings, allowing one earned run while surrendering five hits.
  • In seven games this season, the 24-year-old has an ERA of 1.71, with 8.4 strikeouts per nine innings.
  • Manoah is looking to secure his seventh quality start of the season in this outing.
  • He will match up with a Reds squad that is hitting .219 as a unit (27th in MLB). It is also slugging a collective .352 (25th in MLB) with 31 total home runs (22nd in MLB).
  • The 24-year-old’s 1.71 ERA ranks fifth, .881 WHIP ranks fifth, and 8.4 K/9 ranks 26th among qualifying pitchers this season.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of May 21, 2022 at 1:24 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Reds Probable Starter Hunter Greene

  • The Reds’ Greene (1-6) will make his eighth start of the season.
  • The right-hander last pitched on Sunday, when he gave up one earned run and did not allow a hit in 7 2/3 innings against the Pittsburgh Pirates.
  • The 22-year-old has pitched to a 6.21 ERA this season with 11.9 strikeouts per nine innings compared to 5.4 walks per nine across seven games.
  • He has earned a quality start one time in seven starts this season.
  • The Blue Jays have scored 142 runs this season, which ranks 24th in MLB. They have 299 hits, 19th in baseball, with 39 home runs (13th in the league).

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of May 21, 2022 at 1:24 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Blue Jays Betting Trends

  • The Blue Jays have won 60.7% of the games this season when they were favored on the moneyline (17-11).
  • Toronto has played as a moneyline favorite of -259 or shorter in just one game this season, which they won.
  • Based on this matchup’s moneyline, the Blue Jays’ implied win probability is 72.1%.
  • Toronto has had an over/under set by bookmakers 39 times, and has combined with opponents to go over the total in 13 of those games (13-24-2).
  • The Blue Jays have collected a 16-23-0 record ATS this season (covering 41% of the time).
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Reds Betting Trends

  • The Reds have won nine, or 28.1%, of the 32 games they’ve played as underdogs this season.
  • Cincinnati has been at least a +211 moneyline underdog three times this season, but was upset in all of those games.
  • The moneyline for this contest implies a 32.2% chance of a victory for the Reds.
  • So far this season, Cincinnati and its opponents have hit the over in 23 of their 38 games with a total.
  • The Reds are 17-21-0 against the spread in their 38 chances this season.

Blue Jays Players to Watch

  • George Springer has totaled 36 hits, a team-best for the Blue Jays. He’s batting .273 with seven doubles, a triple, seven home runs and 11 walks.
  • Among the qualified hitters in baseball, Springer’s batting average ranks 48th, his on-base percentage ranks 58th, and he is 22nd in the league in slugging.
  • Vladimir Guerrero Jr.’s .358 OBP leads his team, and he has four doubles, seven home runs and 16 walks while hitting .275.
  • Among qualifying hitters, Guerrero’s batting average ranks 41st, his on-base percentage ranks 32nd, and he is 38th in the league in slugging.
  • Espinal has 12 doubles, two home runs and 11 walks while hitting .296.
  • Espinal brings a 13-game hitting streak into this game. In his last 10 outings he is batting .371 with three doubles, a walk and three RBI.
  • Bo Bichette has eight doubles, four home runs and nine walks while hitting .244. He paces his team with a .369 slugging percentage.

Blue Jays Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Bo Bichette 160 .244 17 4 17 .284 .653
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. 138 .275 17 7 21 .358 .815
Matt Chapman 133 .188 14 6 16 .273 .641
George Springer 132 .273 22 7 22 .340 .840
Lourdes Gurriel Jr. 132 .227 13 2 12 .273 .606
Santiago Espinal 125 .296 13 2 15 .353 .793
Raimel Tapia 114 .228 13 1 9 .258 .539
Alejandro Kirk 101 .267 7 1 7 .345 .682
Teoscar Hernández 63 .175 5 2 7 .224 .526
Zack Collins 60 .200 5 3 9 .273 .673

Reds Players to Watch

  • Tommy Pham leads Cincinnati with an OBP of .347, plus a team-best slugging percentage of .367.
  • Among all qualified hitters, Pham is 97th in batting average, his on-base percentage ranks 51st, and he is 117th in slugging percentage.
  • Tyler Naquin is batting .250 with a .464 slugging percentage and 21 RBI this year.
  • Among all qualifying hittersplayers, Naquin is 73rd in batting average, 113th in on-base percentage and 34th in slugging percentage.
  • Kyle Farmer has 28 hits this season and has a slash line of .226/.285/.339.
  • Tyler Stephenson has four home runs, 20 RBI and a batting average of .309 this season.

Reds Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Tommy Pham 128 .234 21 4 12 .347 .714
Kyle Farmer 124 .226 12 1 17 .285 .624
Tyler Naquin 112 .250 16 4 21 .300 .764
Mike Moustakas 96 .240 15 3 10 .327 .712
Colin Moran 86 .209 8 4 21 .290 .662
Tyler Stephenson 81 .309 13 4 20 .367 .886
Joey Votto 77 .130 4 0 3 .280 .436
TJ Friedl 63 .175 10 0 4 .236 .490
Aramis Garcia 45 .178 4 1 1 .213 .480
Matt Reynolds 43 .279 5 0 2 .392 .741

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