We have a light MLB roster today with just nine games, but it’s a holiday, the juices are pumping, and there’s still plenty of value to enjoy on the board.
The BetSided team has everything you need to tackle the day, including previews, a weather report, probable pitchers, and more, so be sure to check out the content before having your bet slips filled in at WynnBET Sportsbook.
But as you do, I have a few first innings (NRFI) bets and yes, early bets (YRFI) to add to your card. Using Wynnbet odds, let’s dive into my favorite NRFI/YRFI bets of the day:
Giants vs. NRFI Braves (-110)
Max Fried quietly turned into dominant NRFI pitcher. He’s held his opponent scoreless in the first quarter in 10 of his last 11 starts and his solid play should continue against a Giants roster that ranks 23rd in OPS against left-handed pitchers over the past three weeks. San Francisco scores a first inning just 23.08 percent from the time and with how great the fried is, they will struggle again today.
Atlanta’s lineup is a lot scarier than the Giants’, but Logan Webb delivers. He is coming off seven shutout innings against the Royals and hasn’t allowed a first inning in five straight starts. The Braves score a run in the first in just 25% of their games, so despite their mighty power, they haven’t been great early on. At -110 odds, I’m thrilled to back two excellent pitchers to stay warm.
Cardinals vs. Brewers NRFI (-110)
Hey, if Wynnbet is going to give us -110 odds on fantasy pitchers, I’ll be rolling with the NRFI all day. Corbin Burnes has only conceded a first-inning run twice in 13 outings and although he didn’t quite look like himself in June, he still held his opponent scoreless in the first of three starts. Milwaukee allows a first inning in just 14.81% of their home games while the Cardinals score in a meager 20.59% of their road matchups.
On the other end, Miles Mikolas came in just one hitter to throw a hit last week, allowing a two-out double in the ninth. Mikolas has only allowed an opponent to score once in his last 11 starts and the Brewers roster has been poor lately, ranking 23rd in OPS over the past three weeks. This is another NRFI bet that I think should be closer to -140, so we are still getting fantastic value.
Diamondbacks vs. NRFI Padres (-120)
With all the value on the board, it may be my favorite bet. I love the NRFI here for the same reasons I love in-game slots: Zach Davies and Yu Darvish are throwing the best they’ve had all year and none of the formations scare me.
Davies has an MPM of 1.31 in June and has shown enormous command. He’s held his opponent scoreless in 21 of his last 22 innings and hasn’t allowed a first inning in four straight games. The Padres are 28th in OPS in the first inning this year and just lost their top hitter, Manny Machado, to injury.
The Diamondbacks are just ahead of San Diego, ranking 27th in ops in the first. They’re also 27th in OPS against right-handed pitchers over the past three weeks and should struggle against Darvish, whose 1.35 ERA at home underscores just how dominant he is at PETCO Park. He held his opponent scoreless in the first quarter in seven straight games overall and in every home start. Trust the two launchers so that zero arrives tonight.
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