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Best NRFI Bets Today, Best NRFI Picks, Predictions and Odds April 30

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Today’s Best NRFI Picks For April 30th

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Matchup Notes, Bullpen Usage, and Recommended Wagers

Over the last three weeks, our NRFI recommendations are 18-10. Is that good? We think that’s good. We lost our recommendations Monday, going 0-2, but we are still 18-10 over our last 28 bets.

Today, we look to build on our success in the first-inning market. What are the best NRFI bets to make today? Let’s dive in.

Best NRFI Bets Today – Free NRFI Picks

NRFI Prediction 1: Chicago Cubs at New York Mets (-110)

The Cubs have been one of the best YRFI teams to start the season, but we are fading them today in New York against Sean Manaea. Chicago averages .72 runs per first inning, but on the road, this number drops to .25 The Cubs roster has a .237 xwOBA against Manaea and a 31.1% strikeout rate.

The Mets have the worst first-inning offense in baseball, scoring just .25 runs per first frame. In a smaller sample size, the Mets have a .193 xwOBA against Javier Assad, with Brandon Nimmo, Francisco Lindor, and Pete Alonso, the Mets’ top three hitters, struggling. This is one of the best NRFI bets on the board today.

NRFI Best Bet Today #2: Pittsburgh Pirates at Oakland Athletics (-110)

The Pirates and A’s both scored in the first frame yesterday, but we do not expect that to be the case again on Tuesday. The A’s lineup still struggles, and they are averaging just .37 runs in the first inning this season. At home, this number drops to .21 runs in the first frame. They are facing Mitch Keller, a groundball pitcher, which is more conducive to NRFIs.

The Pirates’ first-inning offense is also poor. The Buccos average .40 runs in the first inning, and this number drops to .33 when on the road. Alex Wood starts for Oakland, and he’s a lefty. The Pirates have struggled against left-handed pitching, and Wood should be able to get three quick outs to start off the game.

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