MLB NRFI Odds, Picks, Predictions: Adam Wainwright, Eric Lauer Have Good Value For Scoreless Opening Inning (Wednesday, June 22)
John Fisher/Getty Images. Pictured: Eric Lauer #52 of the Milwaukee Brewers.
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.
Cardinals vs. Brewers — No Runs First Inning (+100)
|Matchup||Cardinals (Wainwright) vs. Brewers (Lauer)|
|First Pitch||8:10 p.m. ET|
On Wednesday, we’re eyeing a matchup in Milwaukee between two NL Central division rivals.
Adam Wainwright in his career has been a dominant NRFI pitcher. With his 7-5 in 2022, he’s now 36-10 since 2021. In that same span, Wainwright is 34-9 to the NRFI when the total is 9.5 or lower. Despite having five NRFI losses, Wainwright is still holding opposing No. 1 and 2 hole hitters below .200 averages so far this season.
Here is how the Brewers hitters have fared against Wainwright in the past:
Christian Yelich: 9-for-34
Willy Adames: 1-for-11
Rowdy Tellez: 3-for-10
Keston Hiura: 4-for-14
Yelich is in midst of a slump, hitting 5-for-28 (.179) over the past seven days. The Brewers have been underperforming in the month of June. Against right-handed pitching, in the first inning, they rank 29th with a .163 average with over 51 plate appearances. This is just a small split as their overall month of June is ranked 28th with a .182 average. This sample size is with over 75 first-inning plate appearances.
On the other side, we have 2022 NRFI standout, Eric Lauer. 10-2 in 2022 paired with a perfect 4-0 home NRFI record. When facing batters for the first time through the order Lauer held teams in check with a .163 average.
Here is how Lauer has done in the past matchups:
Paul Goldschmidt: 1-for-9
Tommy Edman: 2-for-7
Nolan Arenado: 3-for-14
Juan Yepez: 0-for-2
The Cardinals are a completely different NRFI hitting threat on the road compared to at home. Their road-hitting woes have continued into June. In 47 plate appearances on the road, they are hitting for a .136 average good for 27th in the MLB. They also rank 27th in hard contact in the month of June. When they do make contact is not where near significant at only 19.4% of the time.
Look for this 2022 NRFI breakout Eric Lauer to remain perfect at home and for Wainwright to continue his NRFI proficiency. At plus money odds, take the NRFI between the Cardinals and the Brewers.
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