NRFI Picks Today | MLB Bet for Zack Greinke, Kenta Maeda (Monday, August 28)

NRFI Picks Today | MLB Bet for Zack Greinke, Kenta Maeda (Monday, August 28) article feature image

Ed Zurga/Getty Images. Pictured: Royals pitcher Zack Greinke.

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

Zack Greinke & Kenta Maeda

Pirates vs. Royals, 8:10 p.m. ET | Guardians vs. Twins, 7:40 p.m. ET

Our first custom NRFI selection for today highlights experienced righty Zack Greinke of the Kansas City Royals. In the current season, Greinke has showcased remarkable NRFI performance with an 18-4 record, particularly shining in his impeccable 11-0 home NRFI split. This outstanding record expands Greinke's overall NRFI success to an impressive 40-8 since 2022, further emphasizing his dominance, especially at home with a flawless 23-0 NRFI split.

It's noteworthy that Greinke hasn't had the opportunity to face the majority of the Pittsburgh Pirates batters in the past, giving him the advantage of unfamiliarity. However, one Pirates hitter, Andrew McCutchen, has encountered him frequently in his career, achieving a 9-36 record. Adding to Greinke's advantage, the Pittsburgh Pirates boast a rather high 74% NRFI rate in the 2023 season.

Our second custom NRFI selection today puts the spotlight on Minnesota Twins veteran Kenta Maeda. In this season, Maeda boasts a solid 12-3 NRFI record, further enhanced by a flawless 6-0 home NRFI performance. Past encounters showcase Maeda's prowess against Cleveland Guardians hitters: Kole Calhoun 0–9, Ramon Laureano 0–4, Jose Ramirez 2–13, and Andres Gimenez 0–2.

Additionally, Maeda enjoys a favorable situation as the Cleveland Guardians are on a 16-2 NRFI run when listed as an underdog greater than or equal to +130 in their last 18 games. Moreover, in the last seven days, the Cleveland Guardians have displayed one of the lowest first-inning averages in baseball, managing just three hits in 22 first-inning plate appearances for a .143 average.

This custom NRFI selection is priced at (-138) on Barstool.

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