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

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Today’s Best YRFI Picks For May 16th

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In our inaugural article in our YRFI series, we started off 1-1. Let’s start off hot and build more momentum with some winners. Our NRFI recommendations are cooking, so there is no reason to believe we won’t be cooking with our YRFI recommendations.

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

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YRFI Prediction 1: Oakland Athletics at Houston Astros (-110)

The Athletics are one of the worst first-inning teams in baseball, averaging .24 runs per first inning, but we are going with the over in today’s AL West matchup. The A’s have not scored a run in the first inning over their last three games. However, Their run production in the first frame increases to .36 runs when they are on the road, and we are backing them. Today, they face Cristian Javier, who is off to a miserable start and is not pitching well.

Joey Estes makes his first start against any Astro, and we expect Houston to get the better of him. The Astros average .58 runs per first frame, and that number rises to .59 runs at home. The Astros have scored a first-inning run in two of the three games so far this series, making this a great YRFI target.

YRFI Best Bet Today #2: Cincinnati Reds at Los Angeles Dodgers (-110)

The Dodgers are one of the best YRFI teams in the MLB, putting up .64 runs per first frame. However, they are 1-2 to the YRFI in their last three games, but we view this as a buy-low spot. Los Angeles averages .86 runs in the first frame when they are at home. They are facing lefty Brent Suter, and the Dodger’s top of the lineup has seen and hit Suter very well in their career.

The Reds are averaging .35 runs in the first frame, which is not good, but they have been better away from home. So far this season, they are averaging .38 runs on the road. Righty Tyler Glasnow makes the start for Los Angeles, and he is hard to hit. However, based on the Dodgers’ matchup, this is a great look at a YRFI.

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