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Best YRFI Bets Today, Best YRFI Picks, Predictions and Odds May 22

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Today’s Best YRFI Picks For May 22nd

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In our inaugural week of our YRFI series, we started off 3-3. Let’s start off hot and build more momentum with some winners. We are 1-3 to start the new week, bringing us to 4-6 overall. 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: Atlanta Braves at Chicago Cubs (-110)

The Braves are one of the best first-inning teams in baseball, averaging .51 runs per first inning, and we are going with the over in today’s NL matchup. The Braves have averaged 1.00 runs in the first inning over their last three games. Their run production in the first frame sits at .29 runs when they are on the road, which is not good, but we are backing them in a good matchup. Today, they face Justin Steele, who is a good pitcher, but he is hittable.

Max Fried starts against Chicago, and we are fading him in the first inning. The Cubs average .59 runs per first frame, and that number rises to .79 runs at home. Chicago has not scored in the first in their last three games, but Fried is a good matchup for them as he has a .339 xwOBA against Chicago’s roster, making this a great YRFI target.

YRFI Best Bet Today #2: Texas Rangers at Philadelphia Phillies (-110)

The Phillies are one of the better YRFI teams in the MLB, putting up .88 runs per the first frame. They are averaging no runs in the first over their last three games, yet they still have the best average in the MLB. The Phillies average 1.04 runs in the first frame when they are at home, and this is a great matchup for them. They are facing righty Dane Dunning, who they have a .334 xwOBA against, which is great for a YRFI.

The Rangers are averaging .55 runs in the first frame, which is very good, and they have been slightly worse on the road. So far this season, they are averaging .54 runs on the road. Righty Taijuan Walker is going for the Phillies, and he is a good pitcher to target. He is not a huge strikeout pitcher, which is helpful for a YRFI, and he lets up a lot of home runs. The Rangers have a .355 xwOBA against Walker.

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