MLB NRFI Picks, Odds | Custom Bet for Cristian Javier, Kodai Senga (Wednesday, June 28)

MLB NRFI Picks, Odds | Custom Bet for Cristian Javier, Kodai Senga (Wednesday, June 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

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Today, we will create a custom No Runs First Inning (NRFI) bet by analyzing the performances of two pitchers. This personalized bet can be crafted through sportsbooks such as DraftKings and Barstool.

This NRFI bet is different from a traditional NRFI, as it combines two separate half innings from the first innings of two different games. This approach allows you to have a better edge and tailor the bet to your preferences.

Our first custom NRFI selection for today features Cristian Javier, the ace of the Houston Astros. Javier has had an outstanding season in NRFIs, boasting a remarkable 13-2 record. Additionally, he has been particularly impressive on the road, holding a stellar 6-1 NRFI split which is also on a 17-2 run since last season.

The fact that Javier has never faced any of the St. Louis Cardinals hitters, except for Nolan Arenado (1-2), works to his advantage. Notably, Paul Goldschmidt and Brendan Donovan have been struggling, both hitting well under .200 in the past week. In fact, as a team, the Cardinals have managed only two hits in the first inning in their last 14 plate appearances.

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Our second custom NRFI selection today is Kodai Senga, a promising rookie from the New York Mets. In his first year in the major leagues, Senga has performed exceptionally well in NRFIs, holding an impressive 11-3 record. His home NRFI split is flawless, with a perfect 7-0 record.

Senga's success can be attributed to his proficiency in neutralizing leadoff hitters, allowing only seven hits in 30 at-bats and holding them to a .184 average this season. Notably, a couple of Milwaukee Brewers hitters have been struggling in the past week, including Rowdy Tellez (3-17) and Willy Adames (4-23), both hitting well under a .200 average.

This custom NRFI selection is (-147) at DraftKings but only (-122) at Barstool, providing a slight edge.

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