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Best NRFI Bets Today, April 12

Written by: Tanner Kern
Published April 12, 2023
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Best NRFI Bets Today

Cincinnati Reds vs Atlanta Braves - Luis Cessa (RHP) vs Kyle Wright (RHP)

Over 0.5 Runs (+120 on FanDuel Sportsbook)

The Cincinnati Reds will face the Atlanta Braves on Wednesday, and the YRFI is appealing at plus money. FanDuel Sportsbook has undervalued the YRFI in this position with these two teams. The Reds and Braves have been two of the most profitable YRFI teams in the league thus far.

Cincinnati is 6-3, and the Braves are 7-4 for the YRFI thus far. The Reds have been giving up a lot of runs early, and the Braves have been converting with runners on base. Kyle Wright will make his first start for Atlanta, and he began the season on the 15-day IL because of shoulder issues. 

In January, he received a cortisone shot in his shoulder, and he took the first two weeks of the season to heal. However, there is no guarantee we’re going to see Wright delivering in his first start of the season, especially in the first inning. Luis Cessa will take the ball for the Reds and has shown control issues thus far. The wing has walked three batters and allowed four hits in 5.1 innings.

Chicago White Sox vs Minnesota Twins - Lucas Giolito (RHP) vs Sonny Gray (RHP)

First Inning Tie (-130 on FanDuel Sportsbook)

The Chicago White Sox and Minnesota Twins will conclude a three-game series on Wednesday at 1:10 p.m. ET. The best times to bet NRFI wagers are during midweek day games. Starting pitchers have time to prepare for early starts. Oftentimes, they will leave the yard early the night before and get some extra sleep, which puts them at an advantage over the batters. 

Position players are up late and then have to compete 12 hours later by the time they leave the stadium. For the White Sox and Twins, we’re going to bet the first inning tie. This gives bettors more protection than the NRFI because a run can be scored in the top of the first, and the bet isn’t dead. 

Chicago has one more YRFI than NRFI this season on the stat sheet. However, Minnesota is 7-3 against the NRFI this year, so they’re very profitable. Lucas Giolito has been terrible this season, allowing 17 hits in nine innings. Yet, Minnesota is batting just .228 as a team, so the matchup is there for him to shine. Sonny Gray will take the ball for Minnesota and he has been very reliable, fanning 14 batters in 12 innings. The pitcher also hasn’t allowed a homer this season, which shows he’s locating consistently. 

Los Angeles Dodgers vs San Francisco Giants - Clayton Kershaw (LHP) vs Alex Cobb (RHP)

First Inning Tie (-145 on FanDuel Sportsbook)

The Los Angeles Dodgers have one of the most explosive offenses in Major League Baseball. This is evident based on the fact they’ve busted eight NRFI bets this season and only hit this wager three times. Nevertheless, they have to face Alex Cobb on Wednesday, who has been sensational to start the year, 

Cobb has a 2.53 ERA and a 1.13 WHIP thus far. He has 12 strikeouts in 10.2 innings of work. The one fear we have with Cobb is that he hangs pitches occasionally, and big-league hitters don’t miss these mistakes. This is one reason we will take first inning tie instead of the NRFI. If the Dodgers get to Cobb in the first, the bet isn’t dead because it gives San Francisco a chance to answer. 

Hopefully, San Francisco shoves in the first because Clayton Kershaw will take the ball in the bottom half of the inning. We like Kershaw to shine early. The pitcher has allowed three homers, but his WHIP is 1.08. He has only walked two batters in 12 innings, which raises the probability of no runs being scored early. 

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Tanner Kern

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Tanner Kern has been working in the betting industry since 2020. He currently is a social media content creator at DraftKings and contributes to multiple sites in addition to WSN, including Forbes and VSiN. He is also the cohost of the podcast Ride the Line at WSN.

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