BetMGM NRFI Friday Best Bet, Pick | Orioles vs Mariners
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As NRFI bets grow in popularity, many sportsbooks are taking advantage by offering promotions centered around the bet.
One of the most prominent to hit the market this season is BetMGM's NRFI Fridays.
So, how does this promo work? You can place a No Run First Inning bet of up to $50 on any Friday MLB game. If your bet loses because exactly one run is scored in the first inning, you get your stake back in bonus bets, up to $50.
In order to bet this promotion, you first need to "Opt In" to the promo via BetMGM's sportsbook. You can place the NRFI bet by betting "No" on the "Will There Be a Run in the 1st Inning?" market. If your bet loses, but one run is scored during the first inning, you'll receive a bonus bet back equaling your stake, up to $50.
Bonus bets will be reflected once the wager is settled, and the offer is only available on Fridays.
During this MLB season, I've regularly been breaking down my favorite NRFI/YRFI bets, and below, I'll give out my favorite BetMGM-specific NRFI wager in which I'd recommend using this bonus wager on.
BetMGM MLB NRFI Friday Best Bet for August 11
Broadly speaking, there's a lot more YRFI bets I like today than NRFI picks, but this one is a fairly comfortable line at BetMGM. Orioles starter Kyle Gibson has a 3.52 xFIP his first time through the order, while the Mariners' Luis Castillo is at a solid 3.46. On top of that, Seattle ranks in the bottom-five in terms of production share from the top of its lineup.
That shifts most of the risk onto one team, which is one of my goals for this promo since we get a "consolation prize" if just one run is scored. That doesn't always work out — see the Phillies hitting a two-run two-out home run last week — but we come away empty-handed if both teams score.
With BetMGM having the best line in the market on a game where I'm betting the NRFI anyway, this is an easy pick.