MLB NRFI Pick, Odds Today | Custom Expert Bet for Spencer Strider, Marcus Stroman (Saturday, July 15)
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Shayne Trail breaks down his favorite NRFI/YRFI bets of the day below, but you can follow all of his bets in the Action Network app.
Marcus Stroman &
|Matchup||Red Sox vs. Cubs · White Sox vs. Braves|
|First Pitch||2:20 p.m. ET · 7:15 p.m. ET|
Today, we'll create a custom No Runs First Inning (NRFI) bet by analyzing the performances of two pitchers. This personalized bet can be crafted through sportsbooks such as DraftKings and Barstool.
This NRFI bet is different from a traditional NRFI, as it combines two separate half innings from the first innings of two different games.
This approach allows you to have a better edge and tailor the bet to your preferences.
Our first selection for today's custom NRFI features Marcus Stroman, the talented pitcher of the Cubs. Stroman has been exceptional this season, boasting a magnificent 17-2 NRFI record, including a perfect 9-0 home NRFI split.
In total, Stroman's NRFI record stands at an impressive 38-4 since 2022.
A significant factor contributing to Stroman's success to the NRFI is his batting order split. This season, he's held teams' leadoff hitters to a .154 average, allowing only eight hits in 52 at-bats.
In previous matchups against the Red Sox, Stroman has been particularly effective, holding Rafael Devers (1-for-8), Alex Verdugo (0-for-3) and Justin Turner (2-for-6) in check.
Today, the Red Sox plan to stack the top of their order with left-handed hitters. However, Stroman has been dominant against lefties this season, limiting them to a mere .187 average in over 250 plate appearances.
Our second selection for today's custom NRFI focuses on Spencer Strider, the ace of the Braves. Strider has been impressive, holding a 14-4 NRFI record this season, extending his overall NRFI record to 32-6 since 2022.
Strider benefits from the recent struggles of the White Sox leading into the All-Star break. Over the last 10 days, the White Sox have struggled, failing to record a hit in their last 21 plate appearances and tallying seven strikeouts.
Additionally, Strider has never faced any of the White Sox hitters in the past, giving him the advantage of unfamiliarity.
This custom NRFI is priced at -150 over on DraftKings.
As always, six outs to glory.