Friday's contest between the Cincinnati Reds (63-59) and the Toronto Blue Jays (67-55) at Great American Ball Park should be a close matchup, as our computer prediction projects a final score of 5-3, with the Reds taking home the win. First pitch is at 6:40 PM ET on August 18.

The Blue Jays will give the ball to Jose Berrios (9-8, 3.53 ERA), who is eyeing win No. 10 on the season, and the Reds will turn to Brett Kennedy (1-0, 5.14 ERA).

Blue Jays vs. Reds Game Info & Odds

  • When: Friday, August 18, 2023 at 6:40 PM ET
  • Where: Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • How to Watch on TV: Apple TV+
  • Live Stream: Watch this game on Fubo!

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Blue Jays vs. Reds Score Prediction

Our pick for this game is Reds 5, Blue Jays 4.

Total Prediction for Blue Jays vs. Reds

  • Total Prediction: Under 10.5 runs

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Blue Jays Performance Insights

  • The Blue Jays have played as the favorite in eight of their past 10 games and won three of those contests.
  • When it comes to hitting the over, Toronto and its opponents are 4-6-0 in its last 10 games with a total.
  • Bookmakers have not set a spread for any of the Blue Jays' last 10 games.
  • This season, the Blue Jays have won 44 out of the 81 games, or 54.3%, in which they've been favored.
  • Toronto has a record of 24-22 in games when oddsmakers favor them by at least -145 on the moneyline.
  • The Blue Jays have a 59.2% chance to win this game based on the implied probability of the moneyline.
  • Toronto has scored 546 runs (4.5 per game) this season, which ranks 16th in MLB.
  • The Blue Jays have the first-ranked team ERA across all MLB pitching staffs (3.73).

Reds Performance Insights

  • The Reds have played as the underdog in three of their past 10 games and have gone 1-2 in those contests.
  • In its previous 10 games with a total, Cincinnati and its opponents have combined to exceed the over/under on two occasions.
  • Oddsmakers have yet to post a spread in any of the Reds' past 10 games.
  • The Reds have come away with 39 wins in the 83 contests they have been listed as the underdogs in this season.
  • This season, Cincinnati has been victorious 23 times in 48 chances when named as an underdog of at least +120 or worse on the moneyline.
  • The Reds have an implied victory probability of 45.5% according to the moneyline set by oddsmakers for this matchup.
  • The offense for Cincinnati is No. 7 in baseball, scoring 4.8 runs per game (588 total runs).
  • The Reds have pitched to a 4.76 ERA this season, which ranks 26th in baseball.

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Blue Jays Schedule

Date Opponent Score Pitching Matchup
August 11 Cubs L 6-2 José Berríos vs Javier Assad
August 12 Cubs L 5-4 Chris Bassitt vs Justin Steele
August 13 Cubs W 11-4 Hyun-Jin Ryu vs Jameson Taillon
August 15 Phillies W 2-1 Yusei Kikuchi vs Zack Wheeler
August 16 Phillies L 9-4 Kevin Gausman vs Aaron Nola
August 18 @ Reds - José Berríos vs Brett Kennedy
August 19 @ Reds - Chris Bassitt vs Brandon Williamson
August 20 @ Reds - Hyun-Jin Ryu vs Hunter Greene
August 22 @ Orioles - Yusei Kikuchi vs Jack Flaherty
August 23 @ Orioles - Kevin Gausman vs Dean Kremer
August 24 @ Orioles - José Berríos vs Kyle Gibson

Reds Schedule

Date Opponent Score Pitching Matchup
August 11 @ Pirates W 9-2 Andrew Abbott vs Johan Oviedo
August 13 @ Pirates L 4-2 Brandon Williamson vs Mitch Keller
August 13 @ Pirates W 6-5 Luke Weaver vs Andre Jackson
August 15 Guardians L 3-0 Graham Ashcraft vs Logan Allen
August 16 Guardians W 7-2 Andrew Abbott vs Noah Syndergaard
August 18 Blue Jays - Brett Kennedy vs José Berríos
August 19 Blue Jays - Brandon Williamson vs Chris Bassitt
August 20 Blue Jays - Hunter Greene vs Hyun-Jin Ryu
August 21 @ Angels - Graham Ashcraft vs Lucas Giolito
August 22 @ Angels - Andrew Abbott vs Shohei Ohtani
August 23 @ Angels - Brandon Williamson vs Reid Detmers