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Best NRFI Bets Today, Best NRFI Picks, Predictions and Odds May 23

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Over the last four weeks, our NRFI recommendations are 36-24. Is that good? We think that’s good. We swept our recommendations Wednesday, going 2-0, and we are 36-24 over our last 60 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 San Francisco Giants (-110)

We played this NRFI in the last two games. On Tuesday, it lost on a fielding error, and on Wednesday, it cashed. We are going back to the well today.

The Giants are one of the worst first-inning teams in baseball, averaging .42 runs per first inning, so we are going with the under in today’s NL showdown. However, the Giants have been hot in the first inning, averaging .67 runs per first inning over their last three games. As we mentioned, their runs scored on an error Tuesday night, so we are ready to fade them today.

Their run production in the first frame drops to .32 runs when they are on the road. The Giants’ numbers look better on paper than they actually are, so this is a great NRFI target.

Pittsburgh averages .38 runs per first frame, and that number drops to .35 runs at home, so we like the NRFI. They have not scored a first-inning run in their last three games. Both offenses’ lack of first-inning success makes this a great NRFI target.

NRFI Best Bet Today #2: Baltimore Orioles at Chicago White Sox (-110)

The White Sox are one of the best NRFI teams in the MLB, putting up .38 runs per first frame. They are 3-0 to the NRFI in their last three games, and they score just .29 runs in the first at home. They are facing righty Grayson Rodriguez, who has been a great young pitcher for the Orioles.

The Orioles are averaging .49 runs in the first frame, which is middle of the pack, but they have been much worse on the road. So far this season, they are averaging .15 runs on the road. Right-handed starter Mike Clevinger makes the start for Washington. Clevinger has a .227 xwOBA and a .158 BAA in 51 PA against the current Orioles roster. This is set up nicely for an NRFI.

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