Top MLB No Runs First Inning (NRFI) Picks & Odds for Brewers vs. Rays Wednesday (6/29)

Jun 29, 2022 - 4:00 PM

Let’s take a look at some No Runs First Inning prop bet odds and picks for today’s game: Brewers vs. Rays.


Top MLB No Runs First Inning (NRFI) Picks & Odds: Brewers vs. Rays

Are we sure these two teams aren’t identical? Small-market organizations built with very strong pitching and run prevention but don’t perhaps have what you’re looking for in terms of offensive firepower; yeah, that perfectly sums up the Brewers and Rays.

Naturally, any time these two teams face off, a low-scoring game will be expected, and that is the case here as well. Both of these offenses rank in the bottom ten in weighted-runs-created-plus (wRC+) over the past 30 days and have particularly struggled against lefties this season, whom both teams will face today. You could insert almost any pitcher here, and the NRFI would make sense.

Nevertheless, this is a pitching matchup to be intrigued about as well. Staying true to form, the Rays will be trotting out an opener in Jalen Beeks for this game, which makes sense given Milwaukee’s issues against lefties this season. In 31.1 innings this season, Beeks has continued to dominate with a 30.1% strikeout rate, 21.1% K-BB, and a 2.92 skill interactive ERA (SIERA)- all fantastic numbers. When you’re striking out batters at the rate he does and are inducing ground balls on 50% of the batted balls against you, it’s going to be easy for you to have a lot of success.

Meanwhile, for the season, Brewers starter Eric Lauer (3.75 SIERA, 17.5% K-BB) has been a key cog for the Brewers rotation. He’s also at his best when he can have success with his fastball at the top of the season, and with Tampa Bay ranking fourth-worst in runs above average against fastballs this season, that’s notable; this is a game where we can expect Lauer’s strikeouts to tick back up. Oh, and Tropicana Field just happens to be tied for the third-lowest park factor this season, specializing in suppressing home runs while being known to raise strikeouts. Expect both pitchers to take advantage of that against two lineups without star power at the top of the lineup, leading to a smooth first inning.

Bet: Brewers at Rays NRFI (-125 on FanDuel)

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