MLB NRFI Picks & Odds; First 5 Innings Best Bets for Friday (July 8)

MLB NRFI Picks & Odds; First 5 Innings Best Bets for Friday (July 8)

MLB NRFI odds

Jul 2, 2022; Houston, Texas, USA; Houston Astros starting pitcher Jose Urquidy (65) acknowledges the fans prior to the game against the Los Angeles Angels at Minute Maid Park. Mandatory Credit: Erik Williams-USA TODAY Sports

A full 15-game slate is on tap for Friday, July 8, in Major League Baseball
The Detroit Tigers are averaging an MLB-worst 0.12 runs per first inning on the road this season
See the NRFI and YRFI odds and picks for Friday, plus first-half odds and best bets

All 30 MLB teams are in action on Friday, July 8 and that means there’s plenty of NRFI and first five innings action from which to choose a winner.

The first table below lists the NRFI odds (no runs first inning) and YRFI odds (yes runs first inning) for Thursday’s games, followed by best bets for the day.

The second section below looks at the first 5 innings odds and picks.

MLB NRFI Odds (July 8)

Matchup
NRFI
YRFI
Rays vs Reds
-160
+325
Angels vs Orioles
-113
-113
Marlins vs Mets
-165
+330
Yankees vs Red Sox
-132
+104
Nationals vs Braves
-135
+320
Twins vs Rangers
-155
+320
Tigers vs White Sox
-160
+325
Pirates vs Brewers
-140
+325
Guardians vs Royals
-150
+330
Phillies vs Cardinals
-160
+325
Rockies vs Diamondbacks
-150
+320
Astros vs Athletics
OFF
OFF
Giants vs Padres
-142
+112
Cubs vs Dodgers
-140
+320
Blue Jays vs Mariners
OFF
OFF

Odds as of July 8th at Caesars Sportsbook. See this current Caesars Sportsbook promo code before wagering.

 

 

Betting on the Detroit Tigers not to score runs is almost a daily ritual. Detroit is 27th in MLB with 0.35 runs scored per first inning this season.

The Tigers are traveling to the Windy City to face Chicago’s south siders, the White Sox. On the road, Detroit is averaging an MLB-worst 0.12 runs per first inning during the 2022 campaign.

That’s ? in a row, folks. #DetroitRoots pic.twitter.com/c7DJwmOElK

— Detroit Tigers (@tigers) July 8, 2022

The White Sox are 26th in first inning runs scored (0.36). Chicago’s 0.30 home average of first inning runs scored is tied for second worst in all of MLB.

Chicago’s other team, the Cubs, are the top YRFI club in the National League. They’re averaging 0.71 runs per first inning this season.

The Cubs are playing at Dodger Stadium against the Los Angeles Dodgers. LA has scored 0.60 first inning runs per game, good for eighth in MLB.

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Caesars Offering NRFI Parlay

Looking to get a little extra juice on your NRFI play? Well, it just so happens that Caesars Sportsbook is offering boosted odds on a NRFI parlay play on selected July 8 games.

Play a three-leg NRFI parlay of the Tampa Bay Rays vs Cincinnati Reds, Miami Marlins vs New York Mets and Washington Nationals vs Atlanta Braves. Caesars is boosting the odds on this triple play to +550. There’s a maximum $100 stake for this parlay offer.

This bet comes with an implied probability of victory of 15.38%. Place a $10 wager on this outcome and a successful bet will be producing a payout of $65.

MLB First Five Innings Odds (July 8)

Team
First 5 Moneyline
Tampa Bay Rays
-140
Cincinnati Reds
+110
Team
First 5 Moneyline
Los Angeles Angels
+110
Baltimore Orioles
-140
Team
First 5 Moneyline
Miami Marlins
+105
New York Mets
-135
Team
First 5 Moneyline
New York Yankees
OFF
Boston Red Sox
OFF
Team
First 5 Moneyline
Washington Nationals
+150
Atlanta Braves
-180
Team
First 5 Moneyline
Minnesota Twins
-120
Texas Rangers
-110
Team
First 5 Moneyline
Detroit Tigers
-110
Chicago White Sox
+140
Team
First 5 Moneyline
Pittsburgh Pirates
+130
Milwaukee Brewers
-160
Team
First 5 Moneyline
Cleveland Guardians
-115
Kansas City Royals
-115
Team
First 5 Moneyline
Philadelphia Phillies
-115
St Louis Cardinals
-115
Team
First 5 Moneyline
Colorado Rockies
+115
Arizona Diamondbacks
-145
Team
First 5 Moneyline
Houston Astros
OFF
Oakland Athletics
OFF
Team
First 5 Moneyline
San Francisco Giants
OFF
San Diego Padres
OFF
Team
First 5 Moneyline
Chicago Cubs
+130
Los Angeles Dodgers
-160
Team
First 5 Moneyline
Toronto Blue Jays
OFF
Seattle Mariners
OFF

The New York Mets are the best first five innings team in MLB. They are 43-23-16 this season on the first five moneyline. At home, they are 26-8.

The Mets and Marlins played a four-game series last month at Citi Field.  New York was ahead on the scoreboard after five innings in two of the games.

Blake Snell will be the starting pitcher tomorrow for the #Padres, the first time the team will be wearing their City Connect uniforms. Here’s the cleats he’ll be wearing: pic.twitter.com/d3ipFznLQR

— Annie Heilbrunn (@annieheilbrunn) July 7, 2022

Elsewhere, the Houston Astros are sending Jose Urquidy to the hill against the Oakland Athletics. He’s showing an impressive 11-4 record over the first five innings. To add to the possibility that Urquidy will lead again after five, the Athletics haven’t named a starting pitcher.

On the other side of the equation, the San Francisco Giants are facing the San Diego Padres and Blake Snell. The Padres southpaw is 0-6-1 over the first five innings this season.

 

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