BetMGM NRFI Friday Best Bet, Pick for Phillies vs Brewers
Denis Poroy/Getty Images. Pictured: Freddy Peralta
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 September 1
When making these selections, I'm generally torn between going with the bet that provides the biggest edge and the bet with the best line on BetMGM for the day. Today's pick falls in the former camp, with this game projecting for the lowest first inning run chance of any on the board.
Both pitchers have been excellent their first time through the order this season, with Zak Wheeler boasting a 2.68 ERA and Freddy Peralta a solid 3.64. Neither team is especially top heavy in their production either, largely due to struggles from hitters — looking at you Trea Turner — who they expected to be far more productive at the top.
With the 7.5 run game total, this one is fairly likely to win outright, but it's nice having the insurance against a fluke run sneaking across at some point.
Pick: Phillies vs. Brewers NRFI (-135)