MLB Tuesday NRFI Pick: Giants vs Twins (Alex Cobb vs Sonny Gray)

MLB Tuesday NRFI Pick: Giants vs Twins (Alex Cobb vs Sonny Gray) article feature image

Via Brandon Sloter/Getty Images. Pictured: Minnesota Twins starting pitcher Sonny Gray (54) throws to the plate during a regular season game between the Minnesota Twins and Los Angeles Dodgers on May 17, 2023 at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, CA.

  • The Giants face the Twins on Tuesday night in a game with NRFI value.
  • The Twins will send ace Sonny Gray to the mound, while Alex Cobb will toe the rubber for the Giants.
  • Shayne Trail breaks down why he's betting the NRFI in this matchup.

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.

MatchupAlex Cobb vs. Sonny Gray
First Pitch7:40 p.m. ET

Today we will travel to Target Field to find value in a NRFI between the Minnesota Twins and the San Francisco Giants.

Twins ace Sonny Gray is our focal point. This season, Gray has showcased exceptional prowess, boasting an impressive 8-1 NRFI record with an impeccable 5-0 home NRFI split. This phenomenal start to the 2023 season brings his total NRFI record to 29-4, including a 17-1 home NRFI split.

Notably, when encountering batters for the first time through the order, Gray has been phenomenal and limited them to a .162 average in 74 batter confrontations. He has a sizable track record against the Giants' batting lineup, exhibiting strong performances in past matchups against Brandon Crawford (2-13), Michael Conforto (2-6), LaMonte Wade Jr. (0-3), Mitch Haniger (0-5) and Wilmer Flores (2-9).

Conversely, Giants right-hander Alex Cobb will counter Gray on the mound. Cobb, while not being a household name, has consistently delivered commendable performances. Much like Gray, Cobb also holds an 8-1 NRFI record for the current season and a 30-6 overall NRFI record since 2022.

Against batters the first time through the order this season, Cobb has maintained a respectable .216 average. In the past, Cobb has demonstrated favorable numbers against Twins hitters Joey Gallo (2-7), Trevor Larnach (1-4), Donovan Solano (1-5) and Kyle Farmer (0-4). In the past 30 days, the Minnesota Twins interestingly rank among the weakest first-inning hitting teams in baseball with only 17 hits from over 100 plate appearances, resulting in a meager .187 average.

The NRFI for this match is listed at -130 on both DraftKings and FanDuel, representing a reasonable price given the proficiency of both pitchers in achieving a NRFI this season and throughout their careers.

As always, six outs to glory…

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