Tuesday MLB NRFI Odds, Expert Pick & Prediction: Back This Trend in Toronto (September 13)
Photo by Cole Burston/Getty Images. Pictured: Alek Manoah (Blue Jays)
Shayne Trail breaks down his favorite NRFI/YRFI bet of the day below, but you can follow all of his bets in the Action Network app.
No Runs First Inning (-130)
|Matchup||J. Springs (Rays) vs. A. Manoah (Blue Jays)|
|First Pitch||1:07 p.m. ET|
On Tuesday, we travel to Toronto to find value in a NRFI between two American League teams: the Toronto Blue Jays and the Tampa Bay Rays.
The Blue Jays will send out their ace in Alek Manoah. Coming into today, Manoah is 22-5 to the NRFI. The 24-year-old has been excellent when facing batters the first time through the order. In 225 at-bats, he’s only allowed 41 hits, which is suitable for a .182 average.
Here’s how Manoah has done in the past against some of these Rays hitters:
- Randy Arozarena: 1-for-6
- Yandy Diaz: 0-for-6
- Ji-Man Choi: 1-for-10
- Manuel Margot: 0-for-5
Manoah has dominated these past matchups, holding the Rays’ projected top of the order to a collective 2-for-28.
The Rays will counter with lefty Jeffrey Springs. Coming into today, Springs is 15-5 to the NRFI, with a 7-4 road NRFI record. Springs has been excellent, and in his last 15 days (across 8.2 innings), he’s only allowed five hits, posting a terrific 0.00 ERA.
Here’s how Springs has done in the past against some of these Blue Jays hitters:
- Bo Bichette: 2-for-6
- Teoscar Hernandez: 0-for-6
- Vlad Guerrero Jr.: 1-for-6
- Matt Chapman: 1-for-10
- George Springer: 0-for-3
It should be noted that lead-off hitter Springer has been struggling at the plate in the last week, going just 4-for-25 (well under .200).
The Rays are coming into today riding a hot 7-3 NRFI streak. The Blue Jays are coming in slightly hotter with a 8-2 NRFI streak.
Bet on these trends to continue in game one of the doubleheader.
As always, six outs to glory!