Today’s MLB NRFI Bet: Back Starters in Diamondbacks vs. Dodgers (Thursday, September 22)
John Fisher/Getty Images. Pictured: Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Julio Urias
- The Diamondbacks and Dodgers meet on Thursday night in Los Angeles.
- Two of the league's top NRFI pitchers will take the mound in this NL West clash.
- Below, Shayne Trail explains how he's betting the first inning of the game.
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.
No Runs First Inning (-150)
|Matchup||Z. Gallen (Diamondbacks) vs. J. Urias (Dodgers)|
|First Pitch||10:10 p.m. ET|
The Dodgers will send out Julio Urias, who coming in today is 20-7 to the NRFI with a 7-4 home NRFI split.
When facing batters the first time through the order, he has allowed only 43 hits in 231 at-bats, resulting in a .186 average.
Urias has also pitched very well against the Diamondbacks. He’s tossed six innings, allowing only one hit and one earned run against them this season.
Urias’ most notable matchups today are:
- Carson Kelly: 3-for-12
- Ketel Marte: 4-for-18
- Josh Rojas: 0-for-4
- Christian Walker: 3-for-17
- Daulton Varsho: 3-for-13
The Diamondbacks will counter with their ace in Zac Gallen.
Coming into today, Gallen is 24-4 to the NRFI with an impressive 11-2 road NRFI split.
He’s done extremely well the first time through the order, allowing just a .165 average. But more specifically, he has dominated teams’ leadoff hitters. In 78 leadoff hitters faced, he’s allowed only 12 hits (.154 average).
There are some notable matchups for Gallen today:
- Freddie Freeman: 1-for-6
- Gavin Lux: 1-for-8
- Max Muncy: 1-for-14
- Will Smith: 0-for-7
- Justin turner: 3-for-15
Both teams are coming into today riding hot 9-1 NRFI streaks. Bet on these 20-plus-win NRFI pitchers who have dominated their matchups in the past to continue the trend.
As always, six outs to glory…