Wednesday always presents a wide range of value, with games spread out throughout the day. The focus remains on later games as the best way to play first inning plays. Be it a No Run First Inning or a Yes Run First Inning bet, the focus is on hot bats that present matchup problems for good starting pitching, always with ballpark trends in the background. The best sweat in baseball only needs six outs to cash! Here are the best value plays for tonight’s action with the best NRFI bets for Wednesday, June 29.
Best NRFI Bets Today: No Run First Inning Picks 6/29
Dodgers vs. Rockies Pick | Claim $200 FREE at BetMGM
Using OddsShopper‘s first inning moneyline tool can provide some initial direction as in the case with this game. The site has the Dodgers favored to win the first inning at -145, compared to the Rockies at +115. Los Angeles sends Julio Urias to the hill who despite his 5-6 record still boasts an ERA below 2.50 and should fare well against the top part of the Rockies lineup. Even if he doesn’t, the Rockies are averaging 1.0 run per first inning (RPFI) over their last three games, including their last game in Coors Field. The Dodgers get first crack at German Marquez, who has an ERA over double that of Urias. Be it the Rockies recent history of hitting well in the first or the fantastic matchup for the Dodgers bats against Marquez, the juice is worth the squeeze.
Best NRFI Bet Today: Dodgers vs. Rockies YRFI (-146 FanDuel)
White Sox vs. Angels Pick | Claim $200 FREE at BetMGM
No game this evening has a wider gap between projected winner and loser of the first inning than this one, with OddsShopper having the Angels as the heavy favorite. The Angels are averaging 0.60 RPFI at home but haven’t notched one over their last three games. They also haven’t surrendered much in the first inning to opponents, giving up just 0.35 RPFI at their home park — good enough for ninth best in baseball. Chicago has also been held scoreless in the first over their last three games but are averaging 0.50 RPFI on the road. Shohei Ohtani and Michael Kopech are the starters tonight — each has an ERA below 3.00 — but it’s a tough matchup for the latter and worth a shot at plus money.
Best NRFI Bet Today: White Sox vs. Angels YRFI (+100 BetMGM)
Reds vs. Cubs Pick | Claim $200 FREE at BetMGM
Both of these teams have taken full advantage of their respective ballparks, as the two are right at the top of RPFI at home. The Cubs are third at a 0.92 RPFI average at Wrigley Field. Conversely, they are one of MLB’s best teams when it comes to limiting opponents at home, with only a 0.33 RPFI average to visitors — fifth best in baseball. OddsShopper has the Cubs as decent -130 favorites to win the first inning, with a pitching matchup that is more than willing to help the cause. Neither Hunter Greene nor Justin Steele have done anything in recent stretches to instill confidence they can keep opposition off the basepaths in the first inning.
Best NRFI Bet Today: Reds vs. Cubs YRFI (-106 FanDuel)