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Top MLB No Runs First Inning (NRFI) Picks & Odds for Sunday: Braves vs. Mets (8/7)

by August 7, 2022
Jacob deGrom

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

Top MLB No Runs First Inning (NRFI) Picks & Odds: Braves vs. Mets

It’s been a statement weekend for the Mets as they look to close out the weekend at 4-1 against their division rivals. Jacob deGrom heads to the bump to help put a little more cushion between the Mets and Braves (5.5 GB) in the standings. The Braves opt for young Spencer Strider in this series finale slated for 4:10 p.m. ET from Citi Field. 

Strider has been very impressive this season. So impressive that his name continues to pop up in N.L. Rookie of the Year discussions. The 23-year-old right-hander comes in at 6-3 with a 2.79 ERA and 0.99 WHIP over 23 appearances (12 starts) in 2022. Strider last pitched against the Phillies on Tuesday and limited them to one earned run on three hits and a walk over 6.2 innings of work. He struck out a career-high 13 batters in the winning effort. 

deGrom has just made one start this season and that came on Tuesday against the lowly Nationals. The right-hander held the Curly W’s to one earned run on three hits over 5.0 innings. He struck out six batters while throwing 59 pitches in his season debut. 

deGrom has held the Braves to 31-128 (.242) in his career with just 11 extra-base hits. That includes 8-27 (.296) from Ronald Acuna Jr., 4-25 (.160) from Dansby Swanson, and 3-12 (.250) from Austin Riley. Being that he’s at home in a game of this magnitude, I expect the 34-year-old to carve up Atlanta tonight. On the flip side, the Mets are 6-21 (.286) against Strider with a trio of XBH. Pete Alonso is 0-2 (.000) against Strider while Daniel Vogelbach is 0-3 (.000) and Brandon Nimmo is 1-4 (.250). The N.L. ROY frontrunner (-190 via DraftKings) pitched against the Mets in mid-July and limited them to one earned run over 4.2 innings pitched. Look for him to duplicate that effort and keep a scoreless first inning in the Big Apple. 

Bet: Braves at Mets NRFI (-165 via DraftKings)

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