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We focus on two games for today’s NRFI picks.
Wednesday, September 7 at 15:10 pm ET
The Brewers and The Rockies face off on Wednesday following a 6-4 Milwaukee win on Monday night.
Atlanta Braves (85-51) @ Oakland Athletics (50-86)
Game Info: Wednesday, September 7, 2022 at 3:10 pm (Coors Field)
Starting pitchers: Eric Lauer (10-6, 3.54) vs. Kyle Freeland (7-9, 4.75)
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Rationale: Given the poor form of both teams and their starting pitchers, we expect a different outcome in the first inning from Monday. The Milwaukee Brewers have a 71-64 record going into today’s game, scoring an average of 4.53 Runs per game. They are 7th in the current standings of the National League. On the other hand, the Colorado Rockies have a 58-79 record, scoring an average of 4.4 Runs per game.
Monday’s game featured no less than 3 Runs in the first inning, a stat that can make you uncomfortable with backing the NRFI in today’s game. However, we think there’s value to be had in the +116 odds for an NRFI here. We base our argument on the starting pitchers: Lauer’s form dropped significantly since the All-Star break, while Freeland has also struggled this year on home turf.
Wednesday, September 7 at 15:37 pm ET
The Atlanta Braves and the Oakland Athletics meet again on Wednesday following a narrow Braves win (10-9) on Tuesday.
Oakland Athletics (50-85) vs Atlanta Braves (85-51)
Game Info: Wednesday, September 7, 2022 at 3:37 pm (Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum)
Starting pitchers: Ken Waldichuk (0-0) (1.93) vs Spencer Strider (9-3) (2.83)
Moneyline: Atlanta Braves (-270 with Fubo) vs. Oakland Athletics (+245 with WynnBet)
Total: Under 7 Runs (+105 with DraftKings) vs. Over 7 Runs (-115 with Fubo)
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Rationale: Four runs were scored in the first inning yesterday, and we see no reason there couldn’t be at least one being scored today. Positive odds make this bet even more attractive. The Braves now have an 85-51 record and are second overall in the National League standings with a 0.625 win percentage. The Braves' offense and pitching have both been in red-hot form this year, averaging 4.97 Runs per game. Meanwhile, the Oakland A’s come into this game with a negative record (50-86) and sit bottom in the American League standings. Their 3.42 average Runs per game explain their overall poor form this season. Still, The Athletics were competitive on Tuesday and could have gotten more from the game had they managed to score a run in the late innings.
Our pick for this game is YRFI at +116 with FanDuel. Four runs were scored in the first inning on Tuesday, and we feel strongly that the trend will continue today, given the pitchers' match-up and the offensive stats of the Braves.
Our picks for Wednesday (9/7) are NRFI @ +135 for Milwaukee Bucks @ Colorado Rookies and YRFI @ +116 for Atlanta Braves @ Oakland Athletics.
NRFI (ner-fee') stands for No Runs in the First Innings. NRFI bets are becoming increasingly popular in baseball. Thanks to the fast-paced action it gives bettors, it's no surprise fans are jumping on this trend.
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