Best YRFI Bets Today: Target This NL West Matchup

Written by: Kody Malstrom
Published July 5, 2024
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Best YRFI Bets Today 2024 07 05 Diamondbacks Slade Cecconi

With a full slate of games at our disposal, two YRFis stick out above the rest as we start our day targeting the NL West divisional matchup between the Arizona Diamondbacks and San Diego Padres. Shortly before that game takes place, we continue to back the elite top of the Astros batting order as they are in a position to continue to succeed against the Twins regressing Pablo Lopez.

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Arizona Diamondbacks vs. San Diego Padres - Slade Cecconi vs. Randy Vasquez (9:40 AM, EST)

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Both the Arizona Diamondbacks and San Diego Padres have been frequent offenses to back for our daily YRFI series as they continue to rank near the top of the board in Team Total Hits, RBIs, Total Runs Scored, and On Base Percentage. Even without star offensive talent Fernando Tatis Jr, the Padres offense has yet to skip a beat as current Total Hits leader Luis Arraez continues to give them instant production as their leadoff man.

Not only is Arraez continuing to terrorize opposing pitchers with his elite contact ability, but the Padres rookie sensation Jackson Merrill has continued to pace a majority of center fielders in most key offensive metrics as Tatis replacement in the top of the order. Merrill’s recent play has thrusted him near the top spot of the board for the NL Rookie of the Year award, sitting only behind the Pittsburgh Pirates Paul Skenes on the oddsboard.

Merrill, along with Arraez and Jurickson Profar, are in a position to continue to succeed against the Diamondbacks Slade Cecconi as he has severely underwhelmed in his 2024 campaign. Cecconi struggles to punch opposing batters out, possessing just 48 Total Strikeouts in 12 games played, as well as a WHIP of 1.256. To make matters worse for Cecconi, his defense will do him no favors as they rank bottom-10 in Defensive Efficiency

As for the Diamondbacks offense, they will be in a position to match the Padres early offensive production from the opening pitch as they also face off against an underwhelming arm on the mound in Randy Vasquez. Vasquez has struggled to avoid opposing contact in his 11 starts so far this season, entering the contest with an ERA of 4.88, a WHIP of 1.665, a FIP of 5.31, and 73 Total Hits Allowed.

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Houston Astros vs. Minnesota Twins - Shawn Dubin vs. Pablo Lopez (8:10 PM, EST)

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Shortly before our previously mentioned YRFI gets underway, we focus on the matchup between the Houston Astros and Minnesota Twins as both offenses are in a position to generate scoring opportunities early in the contest. Both teams have had a similar trajectory so far this season, starting near the bottom of their respective division standings before creeping up to second place after a hot stretch of play.

Should the Astros want to complete the comeback and leap over the Seattle Mariners for the top of the AL West division standings, then their elite top of the order will need to continue to play at a high rate to help mask their poor defensive production. Star contact hitter Jose Altuve and company should face minimal resistance in their efforts to do just that, facing off against the Twins regressing Pablo Lopez who takes the mound with a ERA of 4.88 and an astonishing 88 Hits Allowed.

As for the Twins, their offense has been as equally impressive as the Astros as they currently rank well above league average in Team Total Hits, RBIs, Total Runs Scored, and On Base Percentage. The red hot Twins offense now gets the benefit of facing off against struggling rotational pitcher Shawn Dubin who puts runners in scoring position at an alarming rate. Dubin enters the contest with an ERA of 4.91 and WHIP of 1.558.

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Kody Malstrom

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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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