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Best NRFI Bets Today, Best NRFI Picks, Predictions and Odds May 16

Dansby Swanson of Cubs hits home run for a NRFI

Today’s Best NRFI Picks For May 16th

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Matchup Notes, Bullpen Usage, and Recommended Wagers

Over the last four weeks, our NRFI recommendations are 32-19. Is that good? We think that’s good. We lost our recommendations Wednesday, going 0-2, and we are 32-19 over our last 51 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: Pittsburgh Pirates at Chicago Cubs (-110)

The Pirates are one of the worst first-inning teams in baseball, averaging .39 runs per first inning, and we are going with the under in today’s NL Central showdown. The Pirates have averaged .67 runs per first inning over their last three games, but we expect regression. Their run production in the first frame stays steady at .39 runs when they are on the road, and we are fading them.

Justin Steele has looked okay coming off the IL, and he will need to retire three Pirates without allowing a run for the NRFI. Steele pitched against the Pirates in their last series, and he secured an NRFI in his half-inning.

The Cubs averages .66 runs per first frame, and that number rises to 1 run at home, but we are fading. Today, they face Jared Jones, who has been the best rookie pitcher in baseball. In their last matchup, the Cubs tagged Jones for a run in the first, but we do not expect that again.

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