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Monday MLB NRFI Odds, Expert Picks, Predictions: Take the Under With Max Scherzer, Domingo German On The Mound (August 22)

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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 (-136)

Matchup M. Scherzer (Mets) vs. D. German (Yankees
First Pitch 7:05 p.m. ET
Best Line FanDuel

On Monday, we travel to New York to find value in a NRFI between two inter-city rivals — the New York Yankees and Mets.

The Mets will send out Max Scherzer, who is 14–3 to the NRFI with a 7–2 away NRFI split. When facing hitters the first time through the order, Scherzer has only allowed an impressive .175 average. He is also holding teams’ leadoff hitters to a lousy .130 average.

Here is how Scherzer has done in the past against these Yankees hitters:

  • Anthony Rizzo: 5-for-20
  • Aaron Judge: 2-for-10
  • Josh Donaldson: 3-for-17
  • Gleyber Torres: 0-for-8

These Yankees hitters have struggled to get hits off Scherzer, hitting a combined 10-for-55. It should be noted the Yankees’ NRFI killer, Aaron Judge, is also in the midst of a slump, going 4-for-24 at the plate in his last seven days.

The Yankees will counter with Domingo German, who is 4-2 to the NRFI but holds a 2-0 NRFI home split. German excels at getting opponents’ leadoff hitters out. In 2022, he is only allowing a .188 average against them.

Here is how these Mets hitters have fared in the past against German.

  • Francisco Lindor: 1-for-9
  • Brandon Nimmo: 1-for-6
  • Starling Marte: 0-for-3

German has held the Mets’ projected top of the order to a collective 2-for-18. Mets cleanup hitter Pete Alonso, like Judge, is also struggling as of late. Alonso is just 4-for-31 in his last seven days.

Bet on these two pitchers to continue to dominate in their matchups. Take the NRFI between the Yankees and Mets.

As Always, six outs to glory…

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