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Top MLB No Runs First Inning (NRFI) Picks & Odds for Monday: Mariners vs. Angels (8/15)

by August 15, 2022
Shohei Ohtani

Let’s take a look at some No Runs First Inning prop bet odds and picks for today’s game: Mariners vs. Angels.

Top MLB No Runs First Inning (NRFI) Picks & Odds: Mariners vs. Angels

Seattle Mariners vs. Los Angeles Angels – 9:38 pm ET

This AL West matchup will feature two of the best right-handers in baseball. Shohei Ohtani will make his 20th start this year, and he’s been lights out this season. He enters with a 2.68 ERA and a strikeout rate that is amongst the top two percent of all qualified pitchers. His excellence has often started in the first innings as he holds a 2.37 ERA and 1.21 WHIP in the first inning this year. As for his competition in this matchup, the Mariners do pose an early threat as they are 9th in first-inning runs per game and have superstar rookie Julio Rodriguez leading off the game. If Ohtani can get past him, he should be in great shape.

Getting the assignment for the bottom of the first will be Luis Castillo. He looked like the guy Seattle traded for in his last outing as he shut out the Yankees for eight innings while only allowing three hits and striking out seven. Now he gets to face an Angels lineup that is 18th in first-inning runs per game at home. However, just like Seattle, they also have a dangerous leadoff man of their own in Shohei Ohtani. Castillo should be in good shape if he can keep Ohtani in the park, and there is a good chance of that happening as he’s yet to allow a first-inning homer this season.

Pick: NRFI -150

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