MLB Playoffs Odds, Picks | NRFI Best Bets For Guardians vs Yankees, Phillies vs Padres on Tuesday, October 18
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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.
|A. Civale (Guardians) vs. N. Cortes (Yankees)
|4:07 p.m. ET
The first game today is between the New York Yankees and the Cleveland Guardians.
In a crucial game five, a win-or-go-home scenario, the Yankees will send out Nestor Cortés. Coming into today, Cortes is 24-6 to the NRFI with a 13-2 home NRFI split.
His most noteworthy matchups today will be against Jose Ramirez, who is 0-for-10, Steven Kwan, who is 1-for-6, and Josh Naylor, who is 2-for-7.
The Guardians will send out Aaron Civale, who is 14-6 to the NRFI with the 8-3 road NRFI split. His most noteworthy matchups to be against Aaron Judge, who is 3- for-13, Anthony Rizzo, who is 5-for-10, and Gleyber Torres, who is 4-for-9.
In such a high-tension game, and Civale's decent-at-best NRFI record makes this NRFI not playable at -138.
|Z. Wheeler (Phillies) vs. Y. Darvish (Padres)
|8:03 p.m. ET
The second game on today’s slate is between the Philadelphia Phillies and the San Diego Padres.
The Phillies have been quite a surprise to most people making this deep of a run in the playoffs, but their playoff success comes from the stellar pitching from Zack Wheeler and Aaron Nola.
Wheeler has been terrific to the NRFI this year, posting a 24-3 NRFI record with a 12-2 road NRFI split. Wheeler's most important matchups today will be against Juan Soto, who is 11-for-38, Josh Bell, who is 8-for-26, and Manny Machado, who is 2-for-8.
The Padres will counter with Yu Darvish who has also been terrific so far in the playoffs. Darvish is 23-8 to the NRFI with a 12-2 home NRFI split. His most notable matchups today will be against Rhys Hoskins, who is 6-for-16, Nick Castellanos, who is 4-for-17, and JT Realmuto, who is 4-for-17.
Wheeler is today's best NRFI option, pairing that with getting the home splits from Darvish where he is much better.
This price tag of -148 over on FanDuel playable.
Pick: NRFI -160 (FanDuel)