MLB NRFI Pick Today | Custom Bet for Aaron Civale & Clayton Kershaw (Wednesday, August 16)
Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images. Pictured: Clayton Kershaw (Dodgers)
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.
Our first choice for today’s custom NRFI revolves around the Dodgers' seasoned veteran Clayton Kershaw.
This season Kershaw has displayed a 13-4 record in the NRFI category with an impressive 6-1 NRFI record on the road.
Consequently, Kershaw's overall NRFI tally at home since 2022 has reached a remarkable 17-1.
When facing batters for the first time through the order this season, Kershaw has yielded a mere .215 average, allowing only 31 hits across 144 at-bats.
Reflecting on past encounters, Kershaw has effectively held his ground against the Brewers' hitters. Brian Anderson (1-for-13), Willy Adames (1-for-10), Carlos Santana (0-for-5) and Christian Yelich (9-for-29) are all noteworthy examples of his dominance.
Also, to Kershaw's advantage, the Brewers are one of the worst first-inning teams as of late and own only a .118 batting average.
Our second custom NRFI selection features the newly acquired pitcher for the Rays, Aaron Civale.
This season Civale has proven nearly flawless with a 15-1 NRFI record complemented by an impressive 7-1 road NRFI split.
These records bring Civale's total NRFI triumphs to 29-7 since 2022.
In encounters when he faces batters for the first time through the batting order, Civale has exhibited significant efficiency, allowing a mere .176 average across 119 at-bats.
Among Civale's notable matchups today, Joc Pederson (1-for-4), J.D. Davis (0-for-2) and Thairo Estrada (1-for-2) stand out.
An additional point of interest is that Wilmer Flores – projected to bat second today – finds himself in a significant slump while managing just two hits in his last 16 at-bats for a .125 average.
This custom NRFI selection is -151 on DraftKings.