MLB NRFI Picks, Odds | Custom Expert Bet for Joe Ryan, Shane McClanahan (Thursday, June 22)
Denis Poroy/Getty Images. Pictured: Shane McClanahan
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.
|Matchup||Red Sox vs. Twins · Royals vs. Rays|
|First Pitch||1:10 p.m. ET · 6:40 p.m. ET|
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, BetMGM 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 selection for today's custom NRFI is Shane McClanahan, the ace of the Tampa Bay Rays and a strong contender for the American League Cy Young award.
McClanahan has been in exceptional form this season, boasting an impressive 13-2 record to the NRFI. He has been particularly dominant when pitching at home, with a perfect 7-0 home NRFI split. When facing batters the first time through the order, McClanahan has been excellent, allowing only 19 hits in 116 at-bats, resulting in a remarkable .164 batting average.
In previous matchups, McClanahan has held his own against hitters from the Kansas City Royals, including Salvador Pérez (1-5), MJ Melendez (0-1), Bobby Witt Jr. (1-3), and Nicky Lopez (0-3). The Royals currently rank as one of the weaker-hitting teams in baseball, which further plays into McClanahan's advantage in today's game.
Our second pick for today's custom NRFI is Joe Ryan of the Minnesota Twins. Similar to McClanahan, Ryan has been highly successful to the NRFI this season, posting an impressive 12-2 record. His overall NRFI performance since last season stands at 32-9.
Notably, the Boston Red Sox have been on a hot streak in achieving the NRFI on the road, going 31-4 in their most recent road games. Ryan has proven his ability to hold his own against the Red Sox hitters in previous matchups, including Rafael Devers (1-9), Alex Verdugo (2-7), Justin Turner (2-6) and Triston Casas (0-2).
This custom NRFI selection is currently priced at (-169) on DraftKings.