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June 17, 7:10 PM | GrassGreat American Ball Park

Toronto Blue Jays vs Cincinnati Reds Odds

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Baseball betting stays focused on inter-league play on Friday as the Blue Jays of Toronto swing away against the Reds of Cincinnati.

Mike Leake will take the mound for Cincinnati, and he'll carry a 6-1 record into the contest. Jo-Jo Reyes gets the ball for Toronto; he's 2-5 so far this season.

View Toronto vs Cincinnati Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Reds were listed as -155 moneyline favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark, while oddsmakers set the opening total around 9 earlier on Monday.

Power Rankings:
The Reds sit at No. 6 in the National League in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Blue Jays sit at an American League No. 5 on the same chart.


How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Cincinnati has the National League's No. 1-rated offensive output, at 9.1 hits per game. The Blue Jays average 9 hits per game, good for No. 3 on the American League list.

Comparing defensive stats, Toronto owns the American League's No. 8-rated road mark, allowing 4.2 runs per game on the highway. Cincinnati, on the other hand, rates No. 1 in scoring at home.

Last time out for Toronto, they were a 4-3 loser as they battled the Orioles at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Orioles at +100 were rewarded, while the 7 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Toronto suffered a 4-3 loss against Baltimore on Thursday, as Z Stewart wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Rogers Centre.

Last time out for Cincinnati, they were a 7-2 winner as they battled the Dodgers on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Reds at +101 were rewarded, while the 9 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Cincinnati rolled to a 7-2 win against Los Angeles on Wednesday, as Travis Wood and the Reds' bats led the team to victory at Dodger Stadium.

Toronto Blue Jays Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Cincinnati are 6-3
After playing Baltimore are 6-4
After a loss are 5-5

Cincinnati Reds Trends:
When playing on Friday are 7-3
Before playing Toronto are 2-7
After playing LA Dodgers are 5-5
After a win are 4-6

A few Blue Jays at Reds trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Toronto's last 6 games when playing Cincinnati
Toronto is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing Cincinnati
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Toronto's last 10 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 12 of Toronto's last 18 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cincinnati's last 6 games when playing Toronto
Cincinnati is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cincinnati's last 5 games at home
Cincinnati is 12-6 SU in its last 18 games at home

Next up:
Toronto at Cincinnati, Saturday, June 18