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MLB All-Star Game NRFI Odds, Picks: Will There Be a Run Scored in the First Inning? (July 19)

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Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images. Pictured: Clayton Kershaw and Tyler Anderson

Shayne Trail breaks down his favorite NRFI/YRFI bet of the day below, but you can follow all of his bets in the Action Network app.

American League vs. National League – No Runs First Inning (-130)

Matchup American League (McClanahan) vs. National League (Kershaw)
First Pitch 8 p.m. ET
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On Tuesday we head to Dodger Stadium to play an All-Star Game NRFI.

The National League will start an NRFI Hall of Famer, Clayton Kershaw. Since 2020, Kershaw is 40-9 to the NRFI with a 19-3 NRFI home split in that same time span.

He has been just as dominant in 2022, going 11-1 overall with a perfect 5-0 home split. Kershaw also dominates the team’s lead-off hitters at home to a .121 average.

Nearing the end of his outstanding career, Kershaw will take the mound possibly one last time in an All-Star Game and it gets to be at his home field. A motivated Kershaw will put on a show for his hometown.

This AL lineup may be star-studded, but they haven’t beat up on Kershaw:

  • Shohei Ohtani: 0-for-8
  • Aaron Judge: 1-for-3
  • Giancarlo Stanton: 5-for-18

The American League will counter with an up-and-coming NRFI legend, Shane McClanahan. Since Entering the league in 2021, McClanahan has had an extreme workload, allowing him to boast an amazing 34-10 NRFI record.

When facing hitters the first time, he has held them in check, only allowing a .163 average. This is McClanahan’s first All-Star Game and he will look to leave a good first impression.

With McClanahan being so young, he has little experience against these NL hitters leaving him a slight advantage. here are his best matchups:

  • Paul Goldschmidt: 0-for-2
  • Willson Contreras 0-for-3
  • Trea Turner 0-for-1

Despite it being an All-Star Game with the league’s-best hitters, the NRFI has been on a tear. Since the 2016 All-Star Game, there has only been one YRFI and it came back in 2016.

The NRFI has now gone on a 4-0 run. We will look to make it five in a row tonight with Kershaw at home and the young 25-year-old-year-old in McClanahan.

For all of Shayne Trail’s favorite NRFI/YRFI bets, follow him in the Action Network app.

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