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Friday MLB NRFI Odds, Expert Pick & Prediction: Target First-Inning Studs in Brewers vs. Reds (Sept. 23)

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Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images. Pictured: Mike Minor #31 of the Cincinnati Reds.

Shayne Trail breaks down his favorite NRFI/YRFI bet of the day below, but you can follow all of his bets in the Action Network app.


No Runs First Inning (-115)

Matchup E. Lauer (Brewers) vs. M. Minor (Reds)
First Pitch 6:40 p.m. ET
Best Line FanDuel

On Friday, our eyes are trained on Ohio to find value in a NRFI between two National League teams: the Milwaukee Brewers and Cincinnati Reds.

The Reds will send out veteran Mike Minor. Coming into today Minor is 16-3 to the NRFI with a proficient 8-2 home NRFI split. In 81 first-inning plate appearances, Minor has performed Very well only allowing 19 hits, one double two home runs, and eight walks.

Here is how Minor has done in the past against some of these Brewers hitters:

  • Christian Yelich: 3-for-19
  • Hunter Renfrow: 1-for-14
  • Omar Navarez: 0-for-5
  • Willy Adames: 1-for-6
  • Kolten Wong: 1-for-5
  • Luis Urias: 1-for-6

The Brewers are one of the teams that Mike Minor has had the upper hand on in his long career.

The Brewers will counter with Eric Lauer. Coming into today Lauer has an outstanding NRFI record of 21-5 with a 12-3 road and NRFI split. Lauer performs exceptionally well against teams’ leadoff hitters. In 2022 he has faced a total of 68 leadoff hitters only allowing 12 hits which is good for a .176 average.

Here is how Lauer has performed in the past against some of these Reds hitters:

  • Kyle farmer: 6-for-20
  • Donovan Solano: 2-for-5
  • Aquino Aristides: 1-for-7
  • Matt Reynolds: 0-for-3

The Reds are riding a perfect 10-0 NRFI streak in their last 10 games, they also NRFI overall 73% of the time. The Brewers are coming in on a 7-3 NRFI streak and they NRFI on the road 73% of the time as well. Bet on these two teams who are currently riding hot NRFI streaks to continue today.

As always, six outs to glory.


For all of Shayne Trail’s favorite NRFI/YRFI bets, follow him in the Action Network app.


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