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Best NRFI Bets Today, Best NRFI Picks, Predictions and Odds April 17

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Today’s Best NRFI Picks For April 17th

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After a 6-0 run on NRFI bets, we split on Monday, going 1-1 and dropping the juice. What did we do on Wednesday? Another 2-0 sweep. 9-1 is an impressive run of NRFI hits, and today, we look to build on the success we have been having in the first-inning market.

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NRFI Prediction 1: Cincinnati Reds at Seattle Mariners (-125)

Andrew Abbott, the Reds starter, has had issues striking people out to start off his season, but he has pitched very well. The Mariners are one of the highest K-rate teams in baseball, and they also whiff and chase like no other. Seattle is averaging just .28 runs per first inning this season, so it’s fair to say this offense has struggled to get it going.

Bryce Miller starts for the Mariners, and he has pitched better than his counting stats indicate. Last season, this Reds team jumped on Miller in his meeting against them, but we like him to pitch to an NRFI today. The Reds are averaging just .12 runs per first inning, Miller has good chase stuff, and the Reds are a chase-happy team.

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NRFI Best Bet Today #2: Pittsburgh Pirates at New York Mets (-115)

So far this season, the Mets are one of the worst teams at scoring runs in the first inning. New York averages just .29 runs per first inning a game. We expect them to get betting in the first inning as the season progresses, but not today against Bailey Falter. New York has impressive metrics against left-handed pitching, and Falter allows a lot of contact, but this is a situation where we expect the Mets bats to stay cold.

Pittsburgh is averaging .28 runs in the first inning, and today, they take on Luis Severino, who has a .268 xwOBA against this Pirates lineup. Based on Severino’s success against the Pirates and these teams’ lack of success in the first inning, we like the NRFI here.

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