Thursday MLB NRFI Odds, Expert Pick, Prediction for Brewers vs. Diamondbacks: Brandon Woodruff, Merrill Kelly Give Under Value (September 1)
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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 (-130)
|Matchup||B. Woodruff (Brewers) vs. M. Kelly (Diamondbacks)|
|First Pitch||9:40 p.m. ET|
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…