Toronto Blue Jays vs Cincinnati Reds 8-19-2023

Toronto Blue Jays vs Cincinnati Reds 8/19/2023 Tips, Picks and Predictions

Toronto Blue Jays (67-56) vs. Cincinnati Reds (64-59)

The Toronto Blue Jays vs. Cincinnati Reds 8/19/2023 – The MLB action will resume in Game 2 of an inter-league three-game battle between the Toronto Blue Jays and the home-team Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati, Ohio, on Saturday night. Toronto dropped to 67-56 overall after losing six of the last ten contests played, fell to 35-29 on the road play following the recent loss away from home, and placed third in the AL East with 8.5 games behind the Baltimore Orioles in the first place.

 

The Blue Jays are still doing well in scoring runs after gaining a +54 run difference following an accumulated 546 total runs scored to date and surrendered 492 all throughout the year. Toronto was limited to just three hits and zero runs scored in a disappointing 0-1 shutout loss to Cincinnati while twenty-six-year-old right-hander Jordan Hicks (2-8, 3.88 ERA) took the loss for the Jays after giving away one hit and one earned run across 0.1 innings pitched in the game.

 

The Cincinnati Reds are set to continue their homestand, aiming for their third consecutive win against the Toronto Blue Jays in game 2 of their inter-league three-game series on Saturday. Cincinnati has regained its momentum, elevating its record to 64-59 with three wins in the last four games. With two recent home victories, including game 1 against Toronto, the Reds have improved their home record to 31-32. They currently hold the second position in the NL Central, trailing the Milwaukee Brewers by just 2 games. Despite a run difference of -19, the Reds are determined to enhance their scoring as they strive to overcome a total of 608 runs conceded throughout the campaign. For the best free baseball picks, stay tuned for insights and predictions.

Blue Jays vs. Reds Game Info

When: Saturday, August 19, 2023, 6:40 PM ET
Where: Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati, Ohio
TV: BSOH
Stream: MLB.TV

Chris Bassitt (11-6, 3.95 ERA) vs Brandon Williamson (4-2, 4.33 ERA)

The Toronto Blue Jays management will appoint Right-handed Pitcher Chris Bassitt to step on the pitcher’s rubber and start game 2 of an inter-league three-game series facing the Cincinnati Reds on Saturday night. The thirty-four-year-old veteran is 11-6 on the season with a stellar 3.95 ERA, a nice 1.24 WHlP, and fanned out a total of 137 opposing batters in his starts with 132 hits, 48 free walks, and 22 homers allowed through 145.2 innings pitched for the year.

 

The Cincinnati Reds management will give the ball to twenty-five-year-old southpaw Brandon Williamson to start the second installment of an inter-league three-game series against the Toronto Blue Jays on Saturday evening. The left-handed thrower marked a 4-2 record this year with an ERA of 4.33, a good WHlP at 1.22, and struck out 70 batters while relinquishing 68 hits, 31 free bases, and 13 home runs in pitching for 81.0 innings in his starts on the season.

 

MLB Odds/Point Spread: Cincinnati Reds +130, MLB Totals: 10.5

The totals have gone UNDER in 10 of the Cincinnati Reds’ last 12 contests, while the Reds have a 4-10 SU record in their last 14 games played. The totals went UNDER in 5 of Cincinnati’s last last 5 home matches played while the Reds are 9-2 straight up in their last 11 outings versus an opponent from the American League. The Cincinnati Reds are 4-2 SU in their last 6 contests against an American League East Division rival.

 

Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends

The Toronto Blue Jays are 2-3 in their last 5 contests.
Toronto is 3-2 in its last 5 games against the spread.
The Blue Jays are 29-34 in their road outings against the spread.
The totals went OVER in 3 of the Toronto Blue Jays’ last 5 matches.

 

Cincinnati Reds Betting Trends

The Cincinnati Reds are 3-2 in their last 5 matches played.
Cincinnati is 2-3 in its last 5 games against the spread.
The totals went OVER in 2 of the Reds’ last 5 outings.
The totals went OVER in 27 of the Cincinnati Reds’ last 62 home contests.

 

The Toronto Blue Jays vs. Cincinnati Reds 8/19/2023 Betting Picks

The totals went UNDER in 4 of the Cincinnati Reds’ last 5 outings played versus the Toronto Blue Jays and also went UNDER in 5 of the Reds’ last 7 contests when playing at home against the Blue Jays. The UNDER has cashed in 10 of the Reds’ last 12 outings. The Toronto Blue Jays have won 5 out of their last 6 matches against the Cincinnati Reds, and the totals have gone UNDER in 7 of the Blue Jays’ last 8 road games. Toronto is 2-4 in its last 6 contests while the UNDER has cashed in 15 of the Blue Jays’ last 20 outings.

 

Both starters faced challenges in their recent outings. Toronto’s Chris Bassitt surrendered 4 earned runs with 6 strikeouts in a 4-5 loss to the Chi Cubs, whereas Cincinnati’s starter Brandon Williamson conceded just one earned run with 6 strikeouts in a 2-4 loss to Pittsburgh.

 

With the momentum of two successive home triumphs, including the series opener against Toronto, the Cincinnati Reds are ready to assert their dominance in this home match-up. On the other hand, the Blue Jays will be aiming to bounce back after their recent road losses. For the best free sports picks, consider taking the home team to secure a victory in game 2 on Saturday.

Free Pick and Prediction: Cincinnati Reds will win 5-2.

 

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