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Now that we’ve gotten that out of the way, let’s analyze some baseball games. Unfortunately, we were unable to avoid a loss on our play yesterday, which occurred in the bottom of the first inning. Bryce Harper, being Bryce Harper, hit a slider thrown by Lance McCullers Jr. about 20 seats back into the right-field stands. However, I believe the total score for the first inning will be under, and since I believe it is in a good spot tonight, we will run it back.
Tonight’s starting pitcher for the Astros will be Cristian Javier, who has a record of 11-9 and a 2.54 earned run average. This season, Javier has not competed against the Phillies, but in the first inning, he was pretty darn good. Only two of his 13 starts away from home, and only six of his overall 25 starts, resulted in him allowing a run in the first inning. As a fan of the Phillies, I am definitely more concerned about Javier taking the mound than I was about McCullers pitching the previous day.
On the other side, the Phillies will start Aaron Nola, who has a record of 11-13 and a 3.25 earned run average. After allowing five earned runs over the course of 4.1 innings, it would be irresponsible of me not to point out that Nola was extremely fortunate to avoid taking the loss in the first game of this series.
It is essential to take note of the fact that he did not allow a run to be scored in the first inning during that start or any of the three starts he had previously made in the postseason up until this point. Now, out of his total of 35 starts, he has only given up a run in the first inning four times, and “The Bank” has only seen him pitch there three times.
The under is currently priced at -128 in the first inning at FanDuel Sportsbook. Even though that number is somewhat greater than the one from yesterday, I believe that it still represents a good deal. In this postseason, the Philadelphia Phillies have been tearing the cover off the baseball when they play at home. However, I believe that Javier has good enough stuff to keep the bats quiet, at least for the first inning.
According to my model, there is less than a 58.78% chance of scoring in the first inning, which results in “true” odds of -143. I have high hopes that Nola will be able to pick up where he left off during the National League Division Series, and that the Phillies will be able to take a commanding 3-1 lead.
Pick: Under 0.5 First Inning Runs (-128) FanDuel Sportsbook, 1 unit
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