Blue Jays vs. Reds prediction and odds for Saturday, Aug.19 (Fade Chris Bassitt)

The Reds have a favorable matchup against Blue Jays' starter Chris Bassitt on Saturday night.

Cincinnati Reds designated hitter Christian Encarnacion-Strand (33) is met at the plate after
Cincinnati Reds designated hitter Christian Encarnacion-Strand (33) is met at the plate after / Sam Greene/The Enquirer / USA TODAY
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The Reds won a thrilling 1-0 game over the Blue Jays by way of a Christian Encarnacion-Strand walk off home run in the ninth inning.

Now, Cincinnati looks to stay in control of an NL Wild Card spot against the Blue Jays on Saturday with lefty Brandon Williamson on the mound against Chris Bassitt. How should we handicap this matchup with the Reds sitting as home underdogs?

Here are the odds and a best bet for Reds vs. Blue Jays:

Blue Jays vs. Reds odds, run line and total

Blue Jays vs. Reds prediction and pick

Bassitt has thrived in Toronto at the Rogers Centre this season, but struggled outside of it.

  • Home: 12 starts, 2.83 ERA, .93 WHIP, 3.35 SO/W
  • Road: 13 starts, 5.19 ERA, 1.572 WHIP, 2.40 SO/W

That's going to play a role on Saturday night with the Reds offense playing at a hitter friendly Great American Ballpark. Cincinnati is 11th this season in OPS against right handers and I believe the team can pounce on Bassitt and his suspect road metrics.

Meanwhile, Williamson will enter on a run of good form since the All-Star break, pitching to a 3.15 ERA across six starts, far better than his first half of the season numbers that include a 5.21 ERA.

I'm going to ride with the Reds at home given the team's favorable matchup against road Chris Bassitt.

Game odds refresh periodically and are subject to change.