MLB NRFI Pick Today | Custom Bet for Zack Wheeler & Sonny Gray (Tuesday, August 8)

MLB NRFI Pick Today | Custom Bet for Zack Wheeler & Sonny Gray (Tuesday, August 8) article feature image

Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images. Pictured: Sonny Gray (Twins)

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

Zack Wheeler


Sonny Gray

MatchupsNationals vs. Phillies · Twins vs. Tigers
First Pitch4:05 p.m. ET · 6:40 p.m. ET

Our first custom NRFI selection today will feature Phillies ace Zack Wheeler. This season, Wheeler boasts an impressive 18-4 NRFI record with an 8-2 home NRFI split. This makes Wheeler's overall NRFI record stand at 42-7 since 2022.

Historically, Wheeler has managed to hold his own against these Nationals hitters, limiting Keibert Ruiz to 0-for-11 and Lane Thomas to two hits in his 12 at-bats.

Additionally, CJ Abrams is 2-for-6 against him.

With Wheeler being a substantial favorite today, let's examine how Wheeler performs against the NRFI. Notably, when his price tag is above a -185 favorite, Wheeler has maintained a perfect 25-0 record to the NRFI in his career.

Our second custom NRFI selection today involves the veteran Sonny Gray from the Twins. This season, Gray impressively holds a 20-2 NRFI record, with a road NRFI split of 10-1. This solidifies Gray's overall NRFI standing at 41-7 since 2022.

When confronting batters for the first time this season, Gray has showcased great proficiency, only allowing 39 hits in 187 at-bats, resulting in a .209 average.

Looking back on Gray's past matchups, he's effectively held his own against today's opponents. Javier Baez is 2-for-23 against Gray while Kerry Carpenter is 0-for-2, Riley Green is 0-for-3 and Spencer Torkelson is 1-for-5.

It's also worth noting that the Tigers hitters have struggled in the first inning this season, achieving the NRFI 77% of the time, with a 86-26 NRFI record as a team.

This custom NRFI selection is priced at -158 on Barstool Sportsbook.

As always, six outs to glory.

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