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Monday MLB NRFI Odds, Expert Pick & Prediction: Expect Scoreless First with Struggling Batters (August 29)

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Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images. Pictured: San Francisco Giants pitcher Carlos Rodon

  • The Padres vs. Giants offer Monday's best option for a No Runs First Inning bet.
  • In August the Giants rank 29th in MLB with a .179 first-inning average.
  • It's one reason Shayne Trail expects a scoreless first inning.

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 M. Clevinger (Padres) vs. C. Rodon (Giants)
First Pitch 9:45 p.m. ET
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On Monday, we travel to Oracle Park to find value in an NRFI between two American League teams: the San Francisco Giants and the San Diego Padres.

The Giants will send out their big offseason acquisition in Carlos Rodon. Coming into Monday’s game, Rodon is 21-3 to the NRFI with an excellent 10-1 home NRFI split. When facing hitters the first time through the lineup Rodon has allowed only a .207 average.

Rodon has performed well in the past against these Padres hitters:

  • Manny Machado: 4-for-15
  • Ha-Seong Kim: 0-for-5
  • Jake Croneworth: 0-for-7
  • Brandon Drury: 1-for-5

Jurickson Profar and Brandon Drury are both struggling at the plate, going 3-for-20 and hitting well under .200.

Surprisingly, the Padres, despite having possibly the best Nos. 1-4  in baseball, haven’t been the best YRFI team on the road this year. They have achieved the NRFI on the road 79% of the time in 2022 and are currently riding a 7-3 NRFI streak.

The Padres will counter with Mike Clevinger. Coming into today Clevinger is 13-2 to the NRFI with a 7-2 road NRFI split. When facing hitters the first time through the lineup, he has excelled, allowing only a .192 average.

Here are some of Clevinger’s best matchups today:

  • Brandon Crawford: 1-for-5
  • Lamonte Wade Jr.: 1-for-5
  • Evan Longoria: 0-for-4
  • Mike Yastrzemski: 0-for-2

Lamonte Wade and Wilmer Flores are in severe slumps, hitting well under .130:

  • Lamonte Wade: 1-for-15
  • Wilmer Flores: 2-for-19

The month of August has been a first-inning nightmare for the Giants. They rank 29th in baseball with a lousy .179 first-inning average while managing only 15 hits in 96 plate appearances.

Bet on these two proficient NRFI pitchers to have a collective shutout first inning. Take the NRFI between the Padres and the Giants.

As always, six outs to glory.


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


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