Tuesday’s action on the MLB circuit features the return of one of the game’s best. There’s also a return to one of last night’s games that was part of a 2-1 night here. Be it a No Run First Inning or a Yes Run First Inning bet, the aim is to combine recent hitting and pitching trends, ballpark data, and the first inning moneyline tool at OddsShopper. Here are the best value plays for today’s action with the best NRFI picks for Tuesday, Aug. 2.
Best NRFI Picks Today: No Run First Inning Picks 8/2
Mets vs. Nationals Pick | RISK FREE BET from BetMGM
Back is Jacob deGrom from a long absence on the injured list. He returns to take on a Nationals team that’s surrounded by rumors amidst a truly down season. The issue isn’t how deep deGrom goes, rather any rust or first inning dust needed to shake off from another injury. The Nats send Cory Abbott, who hasn’t given up much this year, surrendering a run in just one of his three starts as an opener. The Mets average 0.44 RPFI on the road but have a 1.00 average over their last three games; they have a great chance with Abbott on the hill. Washington gives up 0.69 RPFI at home, which could be worse, depending on who isn’t on the field.
Best NRFI Bet Today: Mets vs. Nationals YRFI (+100 BetMGM)
Brewers vs. Pirates | RISK FREE BET from BetMGM
This is the best value play on the board; truly anything north of +105 on this bet works. It takes advantage of the Brewers on the road, where they only score 0.38 RPFI away from home. It catches a team that struggles in a certain area that is also taking on the Pirates, who have all but given up on the year. Bryse Wilson has struggled to keep his ERA below 6.00 and should help the current average of 0.42 RPFI that they give up to visitors. The Brewers surrender 0.45 RFPI to teams away from Milwaukee, which should all favor an early run scored tonight.
Best NRFI Bet Today: Brewers vs. Pirates YRFI (+115 BetMGM)
Mariners vs. Yankees Pick | RISK FREE BET from BetMGM
The return to last night’s play, but this time it’s tailing the pitching matchup. Jameson Taillon and Logan Gilbert should have plenty of firepower to limit opponent scoring chances in the first inning. Both have gotten plenty of run support — each winning 10 games while limiting their ERA. Taillon would be the bigger culprit, but expect Seattle to continue to give up chances. They surrender 0.56 RPFI on the road, and Aaron Judge is waiting — but Gilbert can help mitigate the risk by taking advantage of a number that better reflects the Yankees offense.
Best NRFI Bet Today: Mariners vs. Yankees NRFI (-120 BetMGM)