NRFI & YRFI Odds: MLB No Runs & Yes Runs First Inning Betting For Friday, April 19

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Written By Mo Nuwwarah | Last Updated
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If you want to bet on NRFI (or YRFI) MLB odds, we have you covered at TheLines. I’ve collected the best No Run First Inning odds across various betting sites to aid your NRFI odds line shopping. Read on to find the best NRFI odds from Friday, April 19.

We’re back to having a Coors Field game in the NRFI analysis. Additionally, we have several debuting high-profile arms in Justin Verlander and Jordan Montgomery. Want to learn more? Explore our “What is NRFI?” page.

Programming note: we’re focusing on the evening games in these articles.

GameBest NRFI OddsBest YRFI Odds
Angels at Reds
Red Sox at Pirates
White Sox at Phillies
Astros at Nationals
Rays at Yankees
A’s at Guardians
Rangers at Braves
Orioles at Royals
Tigers at Twins
Brewers at Cardinals
Mariners at Rockies
Blue Jays at Padres
Mets at Dodgers
Diamondbacks at Giants

Handicapping NRFI & YRFI Odds For April 19

Which games have a decent setup for NRFI odds, and which might be more attractive for YRFI bettors?

Red Sox At Pirates

Boston’s offense is shambles, with Rafael Devers likely to miss today’s game. He has an MRI scheduled on his knee after bizarrely playing the day after he was pulled from a game. Tyler O’Neill is on the concussion IL, and Trevor Story is out for the season. Yikes.

Quinn Priester is coming back up to start the game for Pittsburgh. A former top prospect, he really struggled in a 10-game sample debuting last season. However, his Triple-A numbers are excellent, which is harder than it might sound since the offensive environments there are crazy, and the ABS really favors hitters. He may find his footing this time, at least in this favorable spot.

Brayan Bello also matches up well here. He’ll play his ground-ball-heavy ways against a Pittsburgh offense that ranks third in MLB in GB%. We’ll see if Boston’s putrid defense can field them, though.

The weather favors offense, with a 10 mph wind blowing out, but it’s still PNC Park. Quick offense is hard to come by, with a home-run factor of 80 (20% below the league average).

This mostly depends on how you view Priester. If you believe in his potential, consider adding NRFI to your portfolio.

Mets At Dodgers

The Mets are hot, and the Dodgers are cold, though conventional wisdom about these teams suggests that things will turn around soon.

Sean Manaea is off to a solid start in his return to the rotation. He’s missing bats (12.6 SwStr%), and though Statcast isn’t a fan of his work (5.11 xERA), his other estimators are all better than average.

Though the Dodgers have a scary offense, they profile as a team that hits right-handed pitching harder. That stems mainly from the presence of Shohei Ohtani and Freddie Freeman. Indeed, they have been a bit stronger against right-handed pitching in the early going, which makes me slightly like Manaea’s chances of success.

Yoshinobu Yamamoto looks as advertised for the Dodgers. Since his disastrous debut, he has allowed 3 ER total across three starts. He’s striking out everyone and not issuing many free passes, generally looking like the ace his overseas numbers suggested.

Manaea’s fly-ball ways give me pause in homer-happy Dodger Stadium (second in HR factor). But, the pitching should be strong enough here to contend with the intimidating bats and keep NRFI a possibility.

Mariners At Rockies

Two snoozing offenses meet in Coors, but this might be just the pitching matchup that can wake them.

Emerson Hancock has been unable to translate his prospect pedigree into outs at the MLB level or even really in the minors. He didn’t dominate at Double-A despite making 20 starts as a 24-year-old. In MLB, he has a 6.41 ERA in a small sample with estimators that aren’t much better. He’s throwing too many fastballs and has no confidence in his secondaries.

Even the putrid Rockies have a chance to score on him.

Dakota Hudson takes the bump for the Rockies. His ground-balling ways will play favorably in Coors, but he still has not produced an above-average season since 2019.

According to the YRFI chart, this one has quite a bit of value as of noon at around -130.

A’s At Guardians

I was already concerned about Triston McKenzie, given that his velocity was almost two ticks below its last full, healthy season. A report from The Athletic emerged that says he’s pitching with a tear in his elbow, which matches this early data. He has more walks than strikeouts on the season, and it isn’t close.

I don’t think he’s long for this season. Obviously, against the A’s, anything can happen. But McKenzie looks like he belongs on a surgeon’s table, not an MLB mound.

Joe Boyle has done his best “Wild Thing” Ricky Vaughn impression so far, which befits his prospect grades. He doesn’t have MLB control, and he also doesn’t have a secondary to use against lefties. Cleveland’s lineup opens with talented ones, so best of luck to Boyle.

It’s not easy to score in Cleveland, but these pitchers look like they’ll do their parts to help get a run across for YRFI bettors.