MLB NRFI Bet For Today: Cubs vs Marlins Presents Value (Wednesday, September 21)
Michael Reaves/Getty Images. Pictured: Jesus Luzardo
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 (-164)
|Matchup||M. Stroman (Cubs) vs. J. Luzardo (Marlins)|
|First Pitch||6:40 p.m. ET|
On Wednesday, we travel to LoanDepot Park to find value in a NRFI between two National League teams: the Miami Marlins and the Chicago Cubs.
The Miami Marlins will send out Jesus Luzardo, who is 12-2 to the NRFI with a perfect 5-0 home NRFI split. When facing batters the first time through the order, Luzardo has performed extremely well, only allowing 23 hits in 125 at-bats.
Luzardo has limited experience against these Chicago Cubs hitters, but here is how he has performed in the past:
- Patrick Wisdom: 0-for-5
- Ian Happ: 0-for-4
- Nico Hoerner: 0-for-3
The Cubs come into today riding a 7-3 NRFI streak. We will also be getting the better split of the Cubs’ first inning; they are worse on the road as opposed to being at home where they are one of the best first-inning hitting teams in baseball.
The Cubs will counter with Marcus Stroman, who is 18-4 to the NRFI with a near-perfect 11-1 road NRFI split. Stroman is coming off a start where he tossed seven innings and allowed one run off three hits.
Here is how Stroman has done in the past again some of these Marlins hitters:
- Bryan De La Cruz: 0-for-6
- Jon Berti: 0-for-1
- Miguel Rojas: 1-for-6
- Joey Wendle: 2-for-6
The Marlins are one of the worse first-inning scoring teams in baseball.They NRFI at an extremely high rate of 83%.
The Cubs are on a 7-3 NRFI streak, and the Marlins are on an 8-2 NRFI streak, bet on this trend to continue today.
As always, six outs to glory…