NRFI & YRFI Odds: MLB No Runs & Yes Runs First Inning Betting For Friday, May 24

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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 24.

Today’s slate features a mostly pretty motley collection of arms. There are a few aces like Corbin Burnes, Shota Imanaga, and Zac Gallen. But there’s a lot of mediocre pitching and some outfield winds, so we could see some offense today. Want to learn more? Explore our “What is NRFI?” page.

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

Handicapping NRFI & YRFI Odds For May 24

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

Giants At Mets

Kyle Harrison continues to outperform his projections (and his peripherals). He should be in a decent spot here against a Mets lineup that has just an 89 wRC+ against lefties (106 against righties). Some of that is probably from Brandon Nimmo and Pete Alonso, the latter sporting small reverse splits in his career.

The Giants lineup has sustained a slew of injuries, meanwhile. Some guys like Luis Matos are making up for it, but he’s due some major regression as he sports a 2.2 BB%.

And Christian Scott has enjoyed a very strong start to his big-league career. His ERA is lagging a bit behind his peripherals, but he’s projecting as a ~3.8 ERA true talent.

In a pitchers’ park, this game’s middling total looks like it might be a tad high. If so, NRFI could make sense.

mlb odds: free contest

Blue Jays At Tigers

Has the wayward wandering of Alek Manoah finally come to an end? The hefty hurler has turned in back to back very strong starts after scuffling against the Nationals in his initial return to the majors. The sum of them: 14 IP, 13 Ks, 2 BB, 0 ER. That will play.

Manoah’s 54 Zone% was matched only a couple of times in his dozen or so starts last year. That’s crucial as the walks have been the main issue.

If Manoah is indeed back, a total north of 8 might be too high here against a pretty poor Detroit offense.

Opposing pitcher Matt Manning is certainly no great shakes, but he has a chance against the continually underperforming Jays offense. They still sport a 98 wRC+ for the season despite a recent hot streak.

Dodgers At Reds

James Paxton has put together a couple of good starts running. However, he still has an equal number of strikeouts and walks on the season. And we’re talking about eight starts at this point. Not great, Bob.

Unfortunately, Cincinnati’s offense is in the toilet. They stink at hitting four-seamers, Paxton’s main pitch type. However, the bright is they’ve been vastly better at hitting southpaws. Now, an 88 wRC+ still isn’t great, but it’s better than the team’s league-worst mark against right-handed pitching.

Graham Ashcraft has been a bit better this season. But a sinkerballing right-hander is exactly the type of pitcher this Dodgers offense is optimized to attack, with a bunch of left-handed power and a lineup of guys looking to lift the baseball. Good luck against Shohei Ohtani in that bandbox of a home stadium, Graham.

The chart likes a YRFI play quite a bit here, which makes sense to me.

Braves At Pirates

This one looked a bit better when Darius Vines was the projected starter for Atlanta. Not that Ray Kerr figures to be any kind of star, but he’s probably going to air it out a bit in a shorter stint, where Vines is a more traditional SP. The total has bumped down a tad in response.

Kerr likely still projects around average best, so Pittsburgh will still have a fair chance of scoring early.

The Braves certainly will, with the lineup starting to show more life of late. And that’s without Austin Riley, who could still return here as he’s begun swinging a bat. Bailey Falter isn’t too far above replacement level as a starter. That’s not what you want against Atlanta.

Even with the possible pitching update for Atlanta, the chart still likes a YRFI wager here.

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