MLB NRFI Picks Today | Custom Bet for Brandon Woodruff & Chris Bassitt (Tuesday, Sept. 5)
Photo by Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images. Pictured: Chris Bassitt (Blue Jays)
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.
Brandon Woodruff & Chris Bassitt
Brewers vs. Pirates, 6:35 p.m. ET | Blue Jays vs. Athletics, 9:40 p.m. ET
Our first custom NRFI selection of the day zeroes in on Brewers ace Brandon Woodruff.
This season, Woodruff has maintained a strong 6-1 record to the NRFI, extending his overall NRFI record to an impressive 29-5 since 2022.
When it comes to facing batters the first time through the order, Woodruff's performance has been nothing short of exceptional, allowing a mere .105 average in 57 at-bats.
Reflecting on his encounters with Pirates hitters in the past, Woodruff has effectively held his ground against Bryan Reynolds (2-for-16), Jack Suwinski (1-for-9), Andrew McCutchen (1-for-14) and Ke'Bryan Hayes (4-for-19).
Adding to Woodruff's advantage, recent statistics show that in the last seven days the Pirates have struggled with their first-inning performance, securing just two hits in their last 21 plate appearances, which has resulted in a meager .105 average.
Our second custom NRFI selection today turns to Blue Jays pitcher Chris Bassitt.
This season, Bassitt has maintained an impressive 21-7 record to the NRFI, with a noteworthy 10-4 record on the road NRFI split.
When up against teams' lead-off hitters the first time through the order this season, he's conceded a mere .179 average across 78 at-bats.
Bassitt's past encounters with Athletics hitters highlight his proficiency in keeping them in check — Tony Kemp (2-for-10), Seth Brown (1-for-5), Ryan Noda (1-for-3) and Nick Allen (0-for-3).
Additionally, in the last 10 games, the Athletics have demonstrated a strong 9-1 record in NRFI runs, leading to an impressive home NRFI rate of 78%.
This custom NRFI is priced at -150 on Barstool and -161 on DraftKings.
As always, six outs to glory.