NRFI Bets Yielding Great Results in 2024

NRFI bets, or No Runs First Inning wagers, are one of the most popular bets among sports bettors. If you have never placed NRFI bets, you might want to consider looking into them. The wager itself is pretty self-explanatory. Bettors are betting on each team not scoring a run in the first inning. If at the end of the first inning the score is 0-0, all NRFI bets win. If either team scores a run, the NRFI bets lose.

NRFI Bets Yielding Great Results in 2024
NRFI bets revolve around pitching matchups.

What’s great about NRFI bets is that bettors don’t have to wait for the entire game to find out whether they won or lost. As soon as the first inning ends, NRFI bets can be graded and some sportsbooks, depending upon your wager, will pay out your winnings before the game has ended. If you haven’t dabbled in NRFI bets, it’s important to get an understanding of how to attack them.

How to Make Good NRFI Bets

Remember, NRFI bets are bets on zero runs being scored in the first inning by either team. You would think that NRFI bets are driven by pitching matchups. You would be correct, but just because an elite pitcher goes up against another elite pitcher doesn’t mean you have the makings of a good NRFI bet. 

Oddsmakers will bake the pitching matchup into the odds. You might see some weird juice on some of these NRFI bets. You should also consider the matchup between pitcher and hitters. Keep in mind that the best hitters are usually at the top of a batting order. That means they will hit in the first inning. 

NRFI Bets Yielding Great Results in 2024
WHIP is a key stat to look for when considering NRFI bets.

Typically, pitchers with a low WHIP – meaning they don’t give up a lot of baserunners – and a high strikeout rate are ones to back in NRFI bets. You also want a pitcher that has a low home run rate. A first inning homer is a NRFI bets killer. 

You should also take the time to look at some NRFI bets stats. For example, in 2024 so far the Seattle Mariners and Chicago White Sox have the highest percentage of NRFIs at 65 percent. For the Mariners, their pitching has been outstanding, but they are a bottom-10 scoring team. The White Sox are the worst team in baseball and don’t score much at all. On the other end, the Colorado Rockies have the lowest NRFI bets percentage at 27 percent. 

Will They Make any NRFI Bets?

That’s a great question. Will any of our Sports Hub handicappers make any NRFI bets today? Well, you will have to log in and find out. If you’re not a SportsHub member, click the orange button above and get started. It’s easy and it’s free. The results will make you a better bettor!

Yesterday, it was Scott’s Picks that topped our leaderboard. He went 4-0 on baseball picks and 5-0 overall. Chris “Dirty” Dyer has made the Top 5 his favorite destination. He hit it again last night and a few more Sports Hub exclusive cappers were also among yesterday’s best.

NRFI Bets Yielding Great Results in 2024
Here are our top MLB cappers over the past week.

Here’s what yesterday’s Top 5 looked like.

  • I’m No. 1: Scott’s Picks went a perfect 5-0 and nailed a couple plus-money MLB run line bets to cash out $575. The 4-0 MLB mark makes Scott’s Picks our No. 2 MLB capper over the past seven days with $1229 in baseball profits. Scott’s Picks is up $874 for the last three days and $1212 for the last seven.
  • 2nd place is the first loser, but not here: Second on the board means you’ve won and that’s exactly what Dirty Dyer did yesterday. He hit 8 of 11 picks and took home $490. He’s now at the top of the 3-day leaderboard ($930) and 7-day leaderboard ($1960). He’s our No. 3 MLB capper over the last seven days with $1160 in baseball profits.
  • You’ve got to ride Sas Insider: If you haven’t backed Sas Insider’s picks recently, you’ve got issues. Sas Insider went 10-7 yesterday and earned $250. That makes $648 for the last three days, $1788 for the last seven, and $6162 for the last 30. If you’re making NRFI bets or any other baseball wagers, Sas Insider is our top MLB capper over the last seven days ($1641).
  • The Big Babowski: Bobby Babowski went 2-0 yesterday and hit on the Yankees upset of Baltimore. Bobby cashed out $242. 
  • I’ll take the Yankees too: Gino de Luca also hit on the Yankees at +135. He hit both of his picks yesterday (both MLB) and profited $235.
  • Four Sports Hub cappers win $200: Four more Sports Hub exclusive cappers – names you probably recognize – went 2-0 and earned $200 yesterday. They were Ryan Davis, Dan Jones, Joe Berra, and Patrick Doyle.

Luka, Sixers Owners Trending Today

Luka Doncic had himself a game last night and the Dallas Mavericks took a 3-2 lead in their playoff series with the Los Angeles Clippers. Philadelphia 76ers owners are in the news ahead of Game 6 which is tonight in Philly. 

Here’s what’s trending in sports today.

  • Luka has a big night: An illness and a knee sprain couldn’t slow down Luka Doncic. The Mavs star had 35 points, 10 assists, and 7 rebounds in last night’s win over the Clippers. Game 6 is back in Dallas on Friday night.
  • Sixers owners pull out all the stops: In an effort to block Knicks fans from attending tonight’s pivotal Game 6 in Philadelphia, 76ers owners are buying up tickets. Knicks fans were everywhere in Wells Fargo Arena in Game 4. That helped the Knicks comeback and win. Not tonight. 
  • Dodgers ace to return on Monday: Walker Buehler hasn’t pitched a MLB game since June of 2022. He’ll return to the Dodgers lineup from Tommy John surgery on Monday. Buehler, a two-time All-Star, was one of the best pitchers in MLB in 2021. He went 16-4 and had a 2.47 ERA.

Light MLB Day, PGA Tour Is Back

It’s a light schedule in MLB today, but the PGA is back with the CJ Cup Byron Nelson event. We’ve still got some playoff basketball and hockey tonight. If you look hard enough, you’ll find some solid value bets among today’s offering. Bettors will have the the opportunity to nail some NRFI bets. 

Here’s what’s on the schedule today.

  1. CJ Cup Byron Nelson: It’s Thursday and that typically means the PGA Tour starts a new event. Today, it’s the CJ Cup at TPC Craig Ranch in McKinney, Texas. Jordan Spieth is the favorite at +1400. Last year’s winner, Jason Day, is also in the field and is given +2000 odds to win.
  2. ATP & WTA Tours: The Mutua Madrid Open is winding down. Today, No. 1 Jannick Sinner is in action against Felix Auger-Aliassime and No. 3 Daniil Medvedev takes on Jiri Lehecka in men’s quarterfinal play. The women’s semifinals are today. No. 1 Iga Swiatec will face No. 18 Madison Keys. No. 2 Aryna Sabalenka faces No. 4 Elena Rybakina. There is also second round action today in both the L’Open 35 de Saint Malo and the Catalonia Open. 
  3. Get your NRFI bets in: There are only six MLB games today and five of them are afternoon games. That means you could make five NRFI bets and know the results by about 3 p.m. ET. Cleveland plays at Houston in the only night game today. 
  1. Sixers, Bucks face elimination: There are two NBA playoff games tonight. They are both Game 6s. Milwaukee travels to Indiana trailing 3-2 in that series. Giannis Antetokoumpo and Damian Lillard are unlikely to play for the Bucks. New York heads to Philadelphia with a 3-2 lead. 
  2. Maples Leafs can stay alive at home: The Toronto Maple Leafs will host the Boston Bruins tonight in Game 6 of their playoff series. With a win, the Leafs will force a deciding Game 7 on Saturday. With a loss, they’ll pack it up and go home. It’s the only NHL game on the schedule tonight.
  3. UEFA soccer: There are two matches in the UEFA Europa League. There are two more in the UEFA Europa Conference League. Soccer bettors will also find a big one in the English Premier League. Chelsea hosts Tottenham Hotspur at Stamford Bridge.

That’s it for today. If you are betting on MLB today, get your bets in quickly. Don’t forget the NRFI bets. Great way to make a quick buck. Check out pitching matchups, batting lineups, and don’t forget to look at some NRFI stats for this season. 

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