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Tuesday MLB NRFI Odds, Pick, Prediction: Expect Scoreless First Inning for Zac Gallen, Triston McKenzie (August 2)

Tuesday MLB NRFI Odds, Pick, Prediction: Expect Scoreless First Inning for Zac Gallen, Triston McKenzie (August 2) article feature image

Nick Cammett/Diamond Images via Getty Images. Pictured: Triston McKenzie

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.

Diamondbacks vs. Guardians — No Runs First Inning (-136)

Matchup Diamondbacks (Gallen) vs. Guardians (McKenzie)
First Pitch 7:10 p.m. ET
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On Tuesday, we travel to Cleveland to find value in a NRFI between the Guardians and the Diamondbacks.

The Diamondbacks will start their ace in Zac Gallen. Coming into today, he holds a terrific 16-3 NRFI record with seven of those 16 wins coming on the road.

In 70 first-inning batters faced, Gallen has only allowed 10 hits and three walks while holding his first-inning opponents to a .154 average. When facing hitters the first time through the lineup Gallen holds a .165 average against.

Here is how Gallen has done in the past against these Guardians bats:

  • Amed Rosario: 1-for-4
  • Josh Naylor: 0-for-5
  • Austin Hedges: 0-for-4

The Guardians are on an NRFI tear, going 9-1 in their last 10 games, making them NRFI 72% of the time in 2022.

The Guardians will counter with Triston McKenzie. Coming into today, he is 13-5 to the NRFI. When facing hitters for the first time he is holding his own, only allowing a .182 average.

On top of this McKenzie holds a batting order split that is very important when betting an NRFI. McKenzie is holding lead-off hitters to a .160 average in 2022.

He has not faced any of these Diamondbacks hitters, leaving the edge of unfamiliarity to McKenzie.

In the last seven days, a few critical batters for the D’backs are hitting below a .200 average:

  • Ketel Marte: 4-for-23
  • Christian Walker: 4-for-24
  • Josh Rojas: 4-for-21

The Diamondbacks are a poor-hitting team. In the last 10 days they are the worst first-inning team. In 20 plate appearances they have only two hits. On the road this year the Diamondbacks are achieving the NRFI at an extremely high rate of 81%.

Bet on these two proficient NRFI pitchers to handle these weak first-inning offenses. Take the NRFI between the Diamondbacks and the Guardians.

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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