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Blue Jays face Cincinnati Reds: MLB odds preview and stats

Toronto Blue JaysCincinnati Reds
June 19, 1:10 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 Sunday as the Blue Jays of Toronto swing away against the Reds of Cincinnati.

The match puts starter Carlos Villanueva for the Blue Jays on the hill facing Bronson Arroyo for the Reds. Villanueva brings a 3-0 mark to the game, while Arroyo is 5-6 to date on the season.

View Toronto vs Cincinnati Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening MLB line for this matchup, Cincinnati sat as -130 favorites. The total was set at 9.5.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the American League's No. 5-rated Blue Jays taking on the National League's No. 6-rated Reds in this contest.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Cincinnati's No. 1 ranked National League offense (4.8 runs per game) against a Blue Jays defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 12 in the American League at 4.6 runs allowed per game. The Reds have been averaging 9.1 hits per game, more than the Blue Jays have managed so far this season (9 hits on average).

Toronto brings the American League's No. 12-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Reds' league No. 13-ranked defense.

The Blue Jays were a 4-0 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Reds. That made winners of bettors who got Toronto at +115 on the moneyline, while the total score (4) was good news for UNDER bettors. Brandon Morrow chucked 6 2/3 shutout innings at the Reds in their last game, striking out 6 in a 4-0 win against Cincinnati in baseball action at Great American Ball Park.

Toronto Blue Jays Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing Atlanta are 4-6
After playing Cincinnati are 6-4
After a win are 5-5

Cincinnati Reds Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 3-7
Before playing NY Yankees are 5-1
After playing Toronto are 4-6
After a loss are 7-3

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

Next up:
Toronto at Atlanta, Monday, June 20
Cincinnati home to NY Yankees, Monday, June 20