MLB NRFI Picks Today | Bailey Falter, Nick Lodolo in Phillies vs Reds on Thursday, April 13
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|Matchup||B. Falter (Phillies) vs. N. Lodolo (Reds)|
|First Pitch||6:40 p.m. ET|
Today, we travel to Great American Ball Park to find value in a NRFI between two National League teams.
In today’s matchup, we have the rising star and left-handed pitcher for the Cincinnati Reds, Nick Lodolo. Last season, Lodolo achieved an impressive 15-4 record, including a 10-2 home NRFI split. This season, Lodolo has been particularly effective against the top three hitters of opposing lineups, allowing just two hits in 16 at-bats.
When facing the Philadelphia Phillies, Lodolo has successfully held his own against key batters such as Alec Bohm (2-for-8), Nick Castellanos (1-for-7), Kyle Schwarber (0-for-6), J.T. Realmuto (1-for-7) and Trea Turner (0-for-2). Over the past week, the Phillies have struggled at the plate, ranking among the weakest-hitting teams in the league with only three hits in 21 plate appearances, resulting in a dismal .150 average.
Opposing Lodolo on the mound for the Phillies is Bailey Falter, who posted an 11-5 NRFI record last season, including a remarkable 8-1 road NRFI split. Like Lodolo, Falter has also effectively neutralized key Reds hitters such as leadoff batter Jonathan India (0-for-5), TJ Friedl (0-for-2), Tyler Stephenson (1-for-3), and Wil Myers (0-for-3). Myers, who is projected to bat fifth today, finds himself in a potentially crucial spot with an abysmal expected batting average (xBA) of just .199.
Back these two promising NRFI pitchers who have respectable numbers against their matchups today, to pitch a scoreless first inning today. This NRFI is priced at (-115) via DraftKings Sportsbook.
As always, six outs to glory…
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