MLB NRFI Picks Today | Custom Bet for George Kirby & Zac Gallen (Friday, Sept. 8)

MLB NRFI Picks Today | Custom Bet for George Kirby & Zac Gallen (Friday, Sept. 8) article feature image

Steph Chambers/Getty Images. Pictured: George Kirby #68 of the Seattle Mariners

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

Zac Gallen & George Kirby

Diamondbacks vs Cubs, 2:20 p.m. ET | Mariners vs Rays, 6:40 p.m. ET

Our first custom NRFI selection today showcases Arizona Diamondbacks' ace, Zach Gallen. This season, Gallen has accumulated a strong 23–6 NRFI record, further bolstering his 24–6 NRFI record when pitching on the road since 2022. His past encounters with Chicago Cubs hitters underscore his control: Cody Bellinger (1–17), Ian Happ (1–7), Dansby Swanson (1–5), and Patrick Wisdom (0–4).

Gallen also benefits from the fact that Christopher Morel is currently in the midst of a slump, having managed only three hits in his last 17 at-bats, amounting to a .177 average. Additionally, right behind him is the newly acquired Jeimer Candelario, who has secured only three hits in his last 21 at-bats for a .143 average. It's worth noting that Wrigley Field's weather is playing a significant role today, with projected winds blowing in at 15+ miles per hour.

Our second custom NRFI selection for the day features Seattle Mariners' George Kirby. This season, Kirby has earned a 19–7 NRFI record. His past success against Tampa Bay Rays hitters includes holding his own against Randy Arozarena (1–6), Harold Ramirez (1–5), Yandy Diaz (1–3), and Brandon Lowe (0–3).

Kirby's advantage is further accentuated by several Tampa Bay Rays hitters currently facing a serious slump. Yandy Diaz has managed only three hits in his last 23 at-bats for a .130 average. Similarly, Randy Arozarena has secured only four hits in his last 27 at-bats, resulting in a .148 average, while Isaac Paredes has three hits in his last 23 at-bats for a .130 average.

This custom NRFI selection is -152 on DraftKings.

As always, six outs to glory.

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