NRFI Picks Today | MLB Bet for Sonny Gray, Jesus Luzardo (Wednesday, August 30)

NRFI Picks Today | MLB Bet for Sonny Gray, Jesus Luzardo (Wednesday, August 30) article feature image

Jasen Vinlove/Miami Marlins/Getty Images. Pictured: Pitcher Jesus Luzardo of the Miami Marlins

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

Sonny Gray & Jesus Luzardo

Guardians vs. Twins, 1:10 p.m. ET | Rays vs. Marlins, 6:40 p.m. ET

Our initial NRFI choice for today centers on Minnesota Twins seasoned veteran Sonny Gray.

This season, Gray has exhibited remarkable prowess with a 23-3 NRFI record, complemented by an almost flawless 12-1 home NRFI split. This outstanding performance solidifies Gray's dominance at an impressive 44-6 to the NRFI since 2022.

In his encounters against hitters in their first-time at-bats, Gray has yielded a mere .204 average across 221 at-bats, particularly when facing the Cleveland Guardians. Reflecting on past matchups, Gray has effectively navigated the likes of Kole Calhoun (8-40), Jose Ramirez (8-40), and Oscar Gonzalez (1-6).

Furthermore, in today's context, Gray benefits from the fact that the Guardians have struggled immensely in the last seven days, boasting one of the poorest first-inning hitting records in baseball. Their 30 plate appearances have yielded a mere four hits, resulting in a paltry .143 first-inning average.

Our subsequent NRFI selection shifts our focus to Jesus Luzardo of the Miami Marlins.

This season, Luzardo has showcased his prowess, attaining an impressive 22-4 NRFI record, complemented by a remarkable 13-2 home NRFI split. These exceptional statistics accumulate to a commendable 37-6 to the NRFI since 2022.

In his confrontations against batters during their initial at-bats, Luzardo has displayed remarkable efficiency, permitting only a .216 average. In previous engagements against Tampa Bay Rays hitters, Luzardo has effectively held his own against Randy Arozarena (1-4), Brandon Lowe (0-2) and Harold Ramirez (1-3).

Despite the Rays' reputation as an outstanding hitting team, they have exhibited a rather concerning 75% NRFI rate on the road during this season.

This custom NRFI is priced at (-159) on DraftKings.

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