NRFI & YRFI Odds: MLB No Runs & Yes Runs First Inning Betting For Friday, May 17

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Written By Mo Nuwwarah | Last Updated
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If you want to bet on NRFI (or YRFI) 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, May 17.

Totals are pretty uniform across the board today, with not a whole lot standing out one way or the other. Conditions also look largely neutral. Aces on the slate include Tarik Skubal, Max Fried, and Cole Ragans. Want to learn more? Explore our “What is NRFI?” page.

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

Handicapping NRFI & YRFI Odds For May 17

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

Mariners At Orioles

The Mariners offense might be short-handed again here. Jorge Polanco and Mitch Garver look questionable with hamstring and back injuries, respectively. They may be replaced by the less potent combo of Josh Rojas (at least against lefties) and Dominic Canzone.

That would certainly stand to benefit NRFI odds, although the situation bears monitoring. One or both could certainly return to the lineup.

Either way, the Mariners still lead MLB in strikeouts by quite a bit, and John Means is a good fit for his home park with the expansive right field. Seattle plays into his batted-ball tendency by hitting the second-fewest grounders.

On the other side of the ball, the Orioles have a fearsome lineup, but Bryce Miller has the stuff to stand a chance. His elite fastball should play up here, with Baltimore surprisingly among the worst teams at hitting the heater.

mlb odds: free contest

Nationals At Phillies

One side of this game certainly looks favorable for NRFI bettors. Zack Wheeler is doing the usual Zack Wheeler things. Despite losing about a tick of velocity, most of his ERA estimators are below 3. He’s missing more bats than ever (career-high SwStr%), and the Nationals should provide pretty easy cannon fodder as long as he can work around CJ Abrams.

The Phillies offense will be less of a mark.

Still, Jake Irvin has been surprisingly solid. We’re still in small-sample territory, but nearly every statistical indicator has improved for Irvin. Lefties have killed him in his career, but the addition of a cutter seems to be helping. His numbers thus far have been a bit more palatable there.

If Irvin can keep up his higher level of play, NRFI bettors could find their desired zeroes here.

Rays At Blue Jays

The Jays hit lefties significantly better than righties, so this looks like a decent matchup for them today against a mediocre lefty in Tyler Alexander. A lot of that value is concentrated in the top five hitters as well, though we’ll see if Justin Turner can go. One would think he will return after missing several games with illness.

Meanwhile, Tampa Bay’s top of the order has gotten significantly stronger thanks to the return of Josh Lowe. He’s already smashed two dingers in just nine games, including one on Thursday.

The Rays also called up prospect Jonathan Aranda, a solid hitter himself. The offense hasn’t been up to last year’s standard but has started to look better of late.

They’ll face Chris Bassitt, who is one of the more inconsistent pitchers out there. He has three blow-up starts in which he allowed 4 ER or more. If this turns out to be one of those starts, YRFI bettors will have a favorable situation.

Reds At Dodgers

With a top of the lineup featuring three MVP candidates, the Dodgers are always an intriguing look for YRFI bets. That group shouldn’t require much of a sales pitch against Frankie Montas, who projects for about a 4.6 ERA and has a putrid 8.8 SwStr% so far. Good luck coaxing soft contact from a lineup that trails only the Braves in HardHit% (95+ mph).

Dodgers SP James Paxton is coming off probably his two best starts of the season. He limited the Padres and Braves to 1 ER across 13.2 IP, no mean feat considering the hitters on those squads.

However, on the season, he still has more walks than strikeouts. He hasn’t shown any signs of recovering his lost velocity, topping out at 93.8 in his last start. He has to start playing better, or when his luck turns (.241 BABIP, 86.3 LOB%), things will go south in a hurry.

Cincinnati may not have a great lineup, but they still have some dangerous hitters like Elly De La Cruz and Spencer Steer at the top of the order. De La Cruz swiped four bags on Thursday. He’ll look to provide YRFI bettors some free bases here as well.

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