Top MLB No Runs First Inning (NRFI) Picks & Odds for Friday: Pirates vs. Orioles (8/5)

Aug 5, 2022 - 1:34 PM

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

Top MLB No Runs First Inning (NRFI) Picks & Odds: Pirates vs. Orioles

Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Baltimore Orioles 7:05 pm ET

This is not a matchup that jumps off the board when you are looking for NRFIs. However, what this game does feature is the two worst offensive teams when it comes to scoring in the first inning. Getting the ball in the top of the first will be Dean Kremer. Kremer has been one of the unsung heroes of Baltimore’s resurgence this year. He enters this outing with a 3.86 ERA and 1.40 WHIP through ten starts. As for his numbers in the first inning, they are very similar. He’s allowed just four earned runs and one homer. Kremer’s last few starts have not been great, but flipping the page to August and going against the 29th-ranked team in first-inning runs per game is good to turn the tide.

If you look at Mitch Keller’s numbers both overall and in the first inning, they do not inspire much confidence. However, look at what he did in July. Keller had a 2.61 ERA through five starts and had a 1.16 WHIP as well. He’s always had tremendous stuff, and it seems like he’s made a mechanical adjustment that straightened out his command. His six walks in July was the lowest monthly mark he’s posted this year. Fortunately for him and us, he faces Baltimore, who is dead last in first-inning runs per game. This one might be sweaty, but given how slow each lineup starts, the odds should be in our favor.

Pick: NRFI -110

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