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Best YRFI Bets Today, Best YRFI Picks, Predictions and Odds May 17

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Today’s Best YRFI Picks For May 17th

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Matchup Notes, Bullpen Usage, and Recommended Wagers

In our inaugural week of our YRFI series, we started off 2-2. 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.

Best YRFI Bets Today – Free YRFI Picks

YRFI Prediction 1: Milwaukee Brewers at Houston Astros (-110)

The Brewers are one of the best first-inning teams in baseball, averaging .56 runs per first inning, and we are going with the over in today’s interleague matchup. The Brewers have not scored a run in the first inning over their last three games. However, Their run production in the first frame sits at .50 runs when they are on the road, and we are backing them in a good matchup. Today, they face Hunter Brown, who is off to a miserable start to the season and is not pitching well.

Freddy Peralta starts against Houston, and despite being the Brewers ace, we are fading him in the first inning. The Astros average .57 runs per first frame, and that number stays constant at .57 runs at home. Houston has scored in the first in two of their last three games, and Peralta is a good matchup for them as he walks a lot of batters, making this a great YRFI target.

YRFI Best Bet Today #2: Boston Red Sox at St. Louis Cardinals (-110)

The Red Sox are one of the best YRFI teams in the MLB, putting up .59 runs per the first frame. However, they are 1-2 to the YRFI in their last three games, but we view this as a buy-low spot. The Red Sox average .38 runs in the first frame when they are on the road, but this is a great matchup for them. They are facing righty Kyle Gibson, who is constantly hit hard.

The Cardinals are averaging .42 runs in the first frame, which is not great, but they have been better at home. So far this season, they are averaging .42 runs when at home. Righty Brayan Bello is going for the Red Sox, and he is a good pitcher to target. He is not a huge strikeout pitcher, which is helpful for a YRFI, and we anticipate the Cardinals having success in the first frame.

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