Best YRFI Bets Today: Braves Offense to Round Back Into Form

Written by: Kody Malstrom
Published June 18, 2024
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While both the Detroit Tigers and Atlanta Braves offenses have underwhelmed this year, both are now in a position to start the scoring early and build some midseason momentum against a pair of underachieving pitchers. Before that game takes place, we focus on the matchup between the Diamondbacks and Nationals as Washington gets the benefit of going against a familiar fade target for our daily YRFI series. For more information about the YRFI market and what factors make them worth a wager, take a look at our breakdown of what are YRFI bets.

As for where to wager on YRFIs, the FanDuel sportsbook has been the top choice for the market as they routinely put out lines before everyone else and at very favorable odds when compared to the rest of the mobile sportsbooks. If you have not signed up yet with the FanDuel sportsbook and are looking to wager on Tuesday’s slate of YRFIs, you can claim $200 in bonus bets by simply creating an account and winning your first bet of at least $5 wagered. Be sure to wager the $5 on a heavy favorite immediately after signing up, maximizing your chances of winning and collecting the $200 in bonus bets.

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Detroit Tigers vs. Atlanta Braves - Casey Mize vs. Spencer Schwellenbach (7:20 PM, EST)

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It’s been as rough of a start to the year that the Atlanta Braves could ask for. Once ranked near the top of the board across most offensive metrics, the Braves have yet to recapture that same early season magic and have fallen down to league average in Team Total Hits, RBIs, Total Runs Scored, and On Base Percentage. As if it could not get any worse, they also lost reigning MVP Ronald Acuna Jr for the rest of the year with a season ending injury.

Positive regression does loom large as it’s not as if this team is void of talent without Ronald Acuna Jr. They still field one of the more formidable top of the orders in the league with Jarred Kelenic, Ozzie Albies, Marcell Ozuna, and former league leading home run winner Matt Olson kicking things off. That gives the Braves two high quality opportunities to get a man on base with two power sluggers following right after them.

Luckily for the Braves offense, they now get a high quality opportunity to build some momentum against the Tigers Casey Mize who has struggled so far in his 2024 campaign. Mize has an inability to avoid opposing contact, possessing a WHIP of 1.462. The rest of his statline is equally abysmal as he also has an ERA of 4.43, 43 Total Strikeouts, 19 Batters Walked, 76 Hits Allowed, and 32 Earned Runs Against.

As for the Tigers, their offense has yet to show any signs of competitiveness while their defense has thrived. A shame for a unit that is filled with bright young talent, yet the Tigers currently rank near dead last across the same previously mentioned offensive metrics. Luckily for Detroit, they will be given a chance to match the Braves production as Spencer Schwellenbach takes the mound with an ERA of 6.32 and a WHIP of 1.340.

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Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Washington Nationals - Slade Cecconi vs. Jake Irvin (6:45 PM, EST)

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Speaking of underwhelming, it’s been a rough start to the year for the Arizona Diamondbacks who are currently in fourth place in the NL West standings after making a World Series appearance in 2023. Expected to ride their momentum and potentially rival the Los Angeles Dodgers for the division title, the Diamondbacks are now staring down a reality where they may miss the playoffs entirely.

While the Diamondbacks have underperformed as a whole, their offense has actually thrived and are the sole reason they remain competitive. Arizona enters the contest ranked top-7 in Team Total Hits, On Base Percentage, RBIs, and Total Runs Scored. Every bit of their production will be needed against the Nationals Jake Irvin who captains their lowly defense with an ERA of 3.00 and a WHIP of 1.037.

As for the Nationals, their offense ranks well below league average across the same previously mentioned offensive metrics, yet will be given an opportunity to succeed in this matchup against the Diamondbacks Slade Cecconi. Cecconi has been a consistent fade target for our YRFI series as he takes the mound with an ERA of 4.43, a WHIP of 1.286, a FIP of 3.95, 48 Hits Allowed, and 33 Earned Runs Against in 9 games played.

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Kody Malstrom is a sports betting journalist with six years of writing experience in the industry. He covers an abundance of sports, including College Football, NFL, College Basketball, NBA, and more. Born and raised in Michigan, Kody is a devoted Detroit Sports fan and spends his Sundays rooting for the Detroit Lions while telling himself this year is the year they win it all. When not staring at betting markets, Kody spends his free time at the beach in the summer or snowboarding in the winter.
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