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Best YRFI Bets Today: Fade Anderson Against the Astros

Written by: Kody Malstrom
Published May 22, 2024
11 min read
Best YRFI Bets Today 2024 05 22 Hunter Brown

Wednesday’s slate is chalk full of Cy Young contenders, narrowing down the list of valuable YRFIs. Two of them still stick out as a crop of regressing pitchers face off against some of the best offenses in the league. Even with the Angels Tyler Anderson putting together an impressive 2024 campaign, he is still poised to struggle against the top of the Astros batting order. For more information about the YRFI market and what factors make them worth a wager, take a look at our breakdown of what are YRFI bets.

As for where to wager on YRFIs, the FanDuel sportsbook continues to be the top choice for the market as they routinely put out lines before everyone else and at very favorable odds when compared to the rest of the mobile sportsbooks. If you have not signed up yet with the FanDuel sportsbook, you can claim $150 in bonus bets by simply creating an account and winning your first bet of at least $5 wagered. Be sure to wager the $5 on a heavy favorite immediately after signing up, maximizing your chances of winning and collecting the $150 in bonus bets.

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Los Angeles Angels vs. Houston Astros - Tyler Anderson vs. Hunter Brown (2:10 PM, EST)

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Normally when making a wager in the YRFI market, you want to target two struggling pitchers. While the Astros Hunter Brown checks that box, the Angels Tyler Anderson has been far from it as he has put together an impressive 2024 campaign as one of the lone sources of production for the struggling Angels. Luckily for us, the Astros offense is more than capable of neutralizing Anderson’s dominance.

It may have not been the start to the season that the Astros expected coming into the year, but they have started to turn their year around. Once down at the bottom of the AL West standings, the Astros have now climbed back up to third and just five games back from first. Their offense is a major reason for their recent success as they rank top-10 in Team Total Hits, RBIs, Total Runs Scored, and On Base Percentage.

Every bit of their offensive production will be needed against the Angels Tyler Anderson as he comes into the contest with an ERA of 2.72, a WHIP of 1.065, 39 Hits Allowed, and just 17 Earned Runs Against in nine games played. He will be tested from the jump as the top of the Astros batting order is as lethal as it gets, featuring elite contact hitter Jose Altuve, all around talent Kyle Tucker, and potential league leading home run contender Yordan Alvarez.

As for the Angeles offense, they have managed to remain productive even without superstar Mike Trout. The Angeles rank above average in Team Total Hits and Runs Scored and now get the opportunity to maintain their production against the Astros lowly Hunter Brown. It’s been a season to already forget for Brown as he comes into the contest with an shockingly high ERA of 7.71 and a WHIP of 1.929.

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Texas Rangers vs. Philadelphia Phillies - Andrew Heaney vs. Taijuan Walker (6:40 PM, EST)

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Speaking of dominant offenses, both the Texas Rangers and Philadelphia Phillies have been productive since the start of the season as they both rank well above average in Team Total Hits, RBIs, Total Runs Scored, and On Base Percentage. The Phillies made a deep run in the playoffs last year while the Rangers won the World Series, and now both look like they have carried that momentum to this season.

Better yet, both defenses trot out two underwhelming pitchers that will be susceptible to getting rocked early against these productive offenses. Starting with the Phillies Taijuan Walker, he comes into the contest with an ERA of 4.91, a WHIP of 1.409, just 16 Total Strikeouts, 6 Batters Walked, an astonishing 25 Hits Allowed, and 12 Earned Runs Against in four games played.

As for his counterpart Andrew Heaney with the Texas Rangers, he has fared slightly better than Walker in more games played but is still vulnerable against the elite Phillies offense. Heaney comes into the contest with an ERA of 4.43 and a WHIP of 1.231. Even without former league leading hits leader Trea Turner at the top of their order due to injury, the Phillies offense have had no trouble with maintaining their elite marks across all offensive metrics with Bryson Scott filling in for him.

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Kody Malstrom is a sports betting journalist with six years of writing experience in the industry. He covers an abundance of sports, including College Football, NFL, College Basketball, NBA, and more. Born and raised in Michigan, Kody is a devoted Detroit Sports fan and spends his Sundays rooting for the Detroit Lions while telling himself this year is the year they win it all. When not staring at betting markets, Kody spends his free time at the beach in the summer or snowboarding in the winter.

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