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Thursday MLB NRFI Odds, Expert Pick, Prediction for Brewers vs. Diamondbacks: Brandon Woodruff, Merrill Kelly Give Under Value (September 1)

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Kelsey Grant/Getty Images. Pictured: Merrill Kelly

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 (-130)

Matchup B. Woodruff (Brewers) vs. M. Kelly (Diamondbacks)
First Pitch 9:40 p.m. ET
Best Line FanDuel

On Thursday, we head to the desert to take a NRFI Between two National League teams: the Milwaukee Brewers and Arizona Diamondbacks.

The Brewers will send out one of their aces in Brandon Woodruff, who is 17-3 to the NRFI this season with a 9-2 road NRFI split. When facing hitters the first time through the order, Woodruff has dominated. He has only allowed 32 hits in 165 at-bats, good for a .194 average.

Here is how Woodruff has fared in the past against two key Diamondbacks hitters:

  • Ketel Marte: 2-for-7
  • Christian Walker: 1-for-4

Josh Rojas is projected to bat leadoff today and he has been struggling at the plate this past week, going 3- for-21.

The Diamondbacks will counter with Merrill Kelly, who is a solid 17-9 to the NRFI. Kelly has been one of the more reliable NRFI pitchers in Arizona’s rotation.

Here is how Kelly has done in the past against these Brewers hitters:

  • Christian Yelich: 1-for-10
  • Willy Adames: 2-for-6
  • Rowdy Tellez: 0-for-3
  • Hunter Renfroe: 1-for-4

Not only has Kelly dominated Yelich, but he has also held the lineup to a collective 4-for-23. It should be noted that Tellez, who is projected to bat fourth today, is struggling at the plate at just 3-for-16 in his last 19 at-bats.

Lastly, coming into today both teams are riding a hot, 9-1 NRFI streak. Bet on the streak to continue one more time today with these two proficient NRFI pitchers.

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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