MLB NRFI Picks Today | Shane McClanahan, Dylan Cease in Rays vs White Sox (Thursday, April 27)

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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.

MatchupShane McClanahan vs. Dylan Cease
First Pitch7:10 p.m. ET

We venture to Chicago today to discover a thrilling matchup between the Chicago White Sox and the Tampa Bay Rays, a game which promises a high-stakes pitchers' duel.

On the mound for the White Sox is Dylan Cease, who has been a force to be reckoned with since 2022. Holding a remarkable 29-8 record in No Runs First Inning (NRFI) situations and an impressive 18-2 home record, Cease has been stellar when facing batters for the first time through the order this season. With a mere seven hits allowed in 48 at-bats, opponents are batting just .146 against him. Key matchups to watch today include Randy Arozarena (2-7), Yandy Diaz (2-7), Brandon Lowe (0-4), and Isaac Paredes (0-6).

Taking the mound for the Rays is ace Shane McClanahan, who has displayed his own dominance in NRFI situations, boasting a 24-8 record since 2022. McClanahan has kept hitters to a respectable .158 batting average during their first encounter in the lineup. Batters to keep an eye on today include Luis Robert (1-6), Yasmani Grandal (1-7), Andrew Benintendi (1-4), and Elvis Andrus (1-8).

Anticipate a riveting pitchers' duel between these formidable aces, with no runs scored in the opening inning. The NRFI odds are currently set at -136 at FanDuel.

As always, six outs to glory…

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