MLB NRFI Picks Today | Marcus Stroman, Jesus Luzardo in Cubs vs Marlins (Friday, April 28)

MLB NRFI Picks Today | Marcus Stroman, Jesus Luzardo in Cubs vs Marlins (Friday, April 28) article feature image

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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.

MatchupMarcus Stroman vs. Jesus Luzardo
First Pitch6:40 p.m. ET

Today, we venture to loanDepot Park for a showdown between the Miami Marlins and Chicago Cubs.

The Marlins will be showcasing their left-handed ace, Jesus Luzardo. This year, Luzardo has had an outstanding start in the NRFI, boasting a 5-0 record. This impressive performance brings his overall tally to 20-2 since last season. When facing batters for the first time through the order, he has allowed only seven hits in 44 at-bats, resulting in a .159 average against. In previous encounters, Luzardo has managed to stifle key Cubs hitters like Nico Hoerner (0-3), Seiya Suzuki (0-3), Ian Happ (1-7), and Patrick Wisdom (1-8).

On the other side of this NRFI, we have the Cubs' Marcus Stroman. Like Luzardo, Stroman has also had a remarkable start to the NRFI season with a 5-0 record, bringing his overall count to 25-4 since 2022. When facing leadoff hitters this year, Stroman has been immaculate, maintaining a .071 average and allowing just one hit in 12 at-bats. This particular statistic is crucial as securing the first out in NRFIs is often the most challenging task. Stroman has also had success against several Marlins hitters in the past, including Jazz Chisholm (2-9), Bryan De La Cruz (1-9), Jon Berti (0-4), Jorge Soler (1-5) and Yuli Gurriel (2-7).

This NRFI matchup is priced at -140 over on FanDuel Sportsbook.

As always, six outs to glory…

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