NRFI & YRFI Odds: MLB No Runs & Yes Runs First Inning Betting For Friday, May 3

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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 3.

There aren’t a lot of aces on the slate today, although there are a few intriguing pitchers like Tanner Houck and Yusei Kikuchi who are off to tremendous starts. The weather looks mostly pretty neutral as we explore NRFI and YRFI odds. Want to learn more? Explore our “What is NRFI?” page.

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

Handicapping NRFI & YRFI Odds For May 3

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

Padres At Diamondbacks

This is a good matchup for Dylan Cease. The erstwhile White Sox ace has typically struggled with lefties in his career, but the Diamondbacks don’t feature many tough lefties until Corbin Carroll remembers how to hit. The only real concern for Cease at the top of the order is Ketel Marte unless Joc Pederson comes to the plate as well. Arizona has been dreadful hitting right-handed pitching so far with an 87 wRC+.

Slade Cecconi has also been intriguing in the early going for the Snakes. Adding a changeup to his repertoire may have helped him turn a corner. We’re still in small-sample territory, but he has a .234 xwOBA on the pitch so far with a decent whiff rate of 25%.

Cecconi has the talent, a former fringe top-100 prospect who sits 95.

The market likes the over thus far. But if you’re leaning the other way, a NRFI play here could make sense, with two good pitchers taking the mound in a venue with a park factor of 95.

Orioles At Reds

Baltimore’s offense is off to an interesting start. Despite strong overall numbers, they’ve somehow been terrible against four-seamers (24th) and a little weak against sliders (13th).

Well, that’s pretty much all they’re going to see from fireballer Hunter Greene. He has some of the best in the business, so the Os have their work cut out for them today. Greene has struggled in his bandbox home park, but that shouldn’t be a major concern until the weather warms up and balls start flying out again.

Cole Irvin is a less impressive arm, but I do like that facing a lefty neutralizes the threat of Elly De La Cruz. The thumper has been on fire in the early going, but he hits significantly worse from the right side of the dish.

Overall, this total just looks a little bit bloated due to the ballpark and the offenses involved. Since the matchup for the Reds’ run prevention especially looks pretty decent, NRFI might fit here.

Braves At Dodgers

Probably the two strongest offenses in baseball face off here. The stats are a bit muted for Atlanta so far, but the Braves’ superstar hitters have yet to really find their stride, with Matt Olson, Ronald Acuna Jr., and Austin Riley all off to slow starts. That won’t last forever.

As for the pitching, it doesn’t look like a terrible matchup for Charlie Morton, given L.A.’s struggles hitting curveballs. But, he still has to go up against Mookie Betts, Freddie Freeman, and Shohei Ohtani. Any mistake is liable to wind up in the seats.

Bottom line, it’s just two offenses with extreme power in an elite home run park (second-highest HR factor in MLB) with a 10 mph tailwind helping any fly balls. This YRFI is my favorite play of the day among these props. The chart likes the value here, and it makes sense to me given the matchup.

Tigers At Yankees

The number isn’t quite where we want it, but there’s reason to believe the top of these orders could have some success.

Riley Greene has been a monster for the Tigers, hitting some early dingers. When he doesn’t go yard, he’s very often on base, surpassing even Juan Soto early in the season in this metric. Outside of the top few guys, this lineup is pretty dreadful, but Greene and Kerry Carpenter give it some real scoring potential up top.

Of course, the Yankees have an even more fearsome group headlined by the aforementioned Soto and Aaron Judge.

Both pitchers could run into some early trouble in these matchups. Marcus Stroman thrives on grounders, but only one team kills fewer worms than Detroit. And Reese Olson’s biggest weakness has always been the walks. Hardly anyone is more patient than the Yankees (first in BB%, 29th in O-Swing%).

Early runs could find the board here, either via the long ball or some traffic on the paths.

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