MLB NRFI Pick Today | Custom Bet for Spencer Strider, Tony Gonsolin (Friday, August 18)

MLB NRFI Pick Today | Custom Bet for Spencer Strider, Tony Gonsolin (Friday, August 18) 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

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Spencer Strider & Tony Gonsolin

Giants vs. Braves, 7:20 p.m. ET | Marlins vs. Dodgers, 10:10 p.m. ET

Our first custom NRFI selection for the day centers around Atlanta Braves ace Spencer Strider. This season, Strider boasts a 20-4 NRFI record, paired with an impressive 10-2 home NRFI record. Cumulatively, this places Strider at a remarkable 38-6 to the NRFI since 2022.

When facing batters for the first time through the order, Strider has proven exceedingly effective, with a minimal .206 average conceded.

In the past, albeit in a limited sample size, Strider has maintained his ground against the San Francisco Giants' hitters, holding Joc Pederson to 0-4, Wilmer Flores to 0-3, LaMonte Wade Jr. to 0-3 and Michael Conforto to 0-1.

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Our second custom NRFI selection of the day features Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Tony Gonsolin. This season, Gonsolin's record stands at an impressive 16-3 in the NRFI category, supported by a near-perfect 9-1 home NRFI record. This brings Gonsolin to a 20-1 NRFI record when pitching at home since 2022.

Gonsolin's performance has been nothing short of remarkable this season, especially when facing batters for the first time through the order. In 150 plate appearances, he has only allowed 23 hits for an impressive .149 average.

Delving into past encounters, Gonsolin has successfully held key hitters like Jesus Sanchez to 0-2, Jazz Chisholm Jr. to 0-3 and Joey Wendle to 0-3.

Additionally, Gonsolin has the advantage of facing a Marlins team that is one of the weakest first-inning hitting teams in baseball, achieving an 83% road NRFI rate. This figure places them only behind the New York Mets and the Baltimore Orioles.

The best price on this custom NRFI selection is -156 at Barstool. It is -179 at DraftKings.

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