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Top MLB No Runs First Inning (NRFI) Picks & Odds for Tuesday: Angels vs. Athletics (8/9)

by August 9, 2022
James Kaprielian

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

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

Los Angeles Angels vs. Oakland Athletics – 9:40 pm ET

We’re going right back to the well in this series as an Angels’ first-inning homer was the only run surrendered by either starter last night, so we’re onto something in this series. James Kaprielian will get the ball and try to silence the Angels’ bats. While his numbers may not look great, he’s been solid in the first inning this year. Through 17 starts, he holds a 2.65 ERA and 1.06 WHIP in the first inning thus far. As we went over yesterday, the Angels are middle of the pack in first-inning scoring, and that homer last night broke a streak of three straight scoreless innings. In addition, Kaprielian has tremendous history against the Angels. They are hitting just .197 off of him in 66 combined at-bats as a team. That includes the top of their order as Ohtani, Walsh, Ward, and Rengifo are all hitting less than .286 off him.

For the other half of the inning, we get a treat as Shohei Ohtani takes the mound. Ohtani has been stellar this sesaon. He takes the ball with a 2.83 ERA, 1.04 WHIP, and has racked up 152 strikeouts in 105 innings pitched. That dominance often begins in the first innings, as he has a 2.50 ERA and 36 percent strikeout rate through 18 starts. It would be a shock if the A’s scored off Ohtani in the first as they are 24th in first-inning runs per game at home and still have the lowest team batting average in the majors. Just as last night, our sweat will be at the top of the first here.

Pick: NRFI -150

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