All of baseball is on display Tuesday night, so that means plenty of action and sneaky value to be found. Be it a No Run First Inning or a Yes Run First Inning bet, the aim with these bets remains balancing hot pitching or hitting with certain ballparks that are either pitcher or hitter friendly. As always, no need to sweat a whole game ticket, as six outs are all that’s needed to cash! Here are the top value plays for tonight’s action with the best NRFI bets for Tuesday, June 21.
Best NRFI Bets Today: No Run First Inning Picks 6/21
Royals vs. Angels Pick
The markets change more than they should in a three-game series, especially with first inning plays. The Angels were a disappointment last night, facing a vulnerable pitcher for the Royals and failing to turn in a first inning run — and ultimately the victory itself. The good news is that the Royals took care of business, and there’s no reason to think that both of these teams can’t manufacture an early run again. This is still a top-10 Angels team averaging 0.74 RPFI at home, and a Royals team that gives up 0.91 RPFI on the road. The number only dropped 5 points from yesterday, and the Angels didn’t even score — hit this again.
Best NRFI Bet Today: Royals vs. Angels YRFI (-125 BetMGM)
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Blue Jays vs. White Sox Pick
Two solid pitchers take the hill in the south side of Chicago tonight; Kevin Gausman goes for the Jays, and the White Sox will send out Dylan Cease. As expected, the books are shading a little bit towards a NRFI, but it’s still not enough to avoid or even fade. The White Sox struggle to score runs early in their own park, averaging just 0.35 RPFI at home. Toronto is 14th overall — only 12 teams average 0.50 RPFI or better on the road — when it comes to scoring runs on the road. Between the two pitchers, it’s worth taking the path of least resistance; Gausman and Cease stand a better chance of striking out the entire side than they do giving up a run.
Best NRFI Bet Today: Blue Jays vs. White Sox NRFI (-120 BetMGM)
Mariners vs. Athletics Pick
This game can easily disappear on the schedule for the majority of bettors, as it’s the late game between two bad teams. Neither is impressive when it comes to scoring first-inning runs, as Seattle is averaging just 0.31 runs per first inning (RPFI) on the road. It’s not much better for the A’s, who sit near the bottom of the league, averaging just 0.42 RPFI at home. The pitching matchup is what separates the recent trends of neither team being a scoring threat, mainly Oakland’s James Kaprielian, who should be on the hook for at least one early score. Seattle starts Marco Gonzales, who has given up at least one earned run in every single start this season.
Best NRFI Bet Today: Mariners vs. Athletics YRFI (-105 BetMGM)