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Best NRFI Bets Today, Thursday 5/26 + $200 FREE at BetMGM




A couple of series will wind down tonight while a new series presents solid early value. Be it a No Run First Inning or Yes Run First Inning bet, the aim tonight is to take advantage of series fatigue and a fresh look at a new lineup. There are only six outs to play with so if you are expecting early runs, it is best to target recent history. Here are the top value plays in the later games with the best NRFI bets today.

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Best NRFI Bets Today: No Run First Inning Picks 5/26

Yankees vs. Rays NRFI/YRFI

Tampa Bay crushed its YRFI last night with five in the opening frame. The Rays open up a new series against the Yankees tonight in Tampa, where they average .75 runs per first inning (RPFI). As good as it seems, it is actually a slight dip from their overall average of .81 RPFI. The Yankees blanked a hapless Orioles team and continue their assault on opponents in the first inning, giving up a league-best .23 RPFI — a number that drops to .10 RPFI on the road. Nester Cortez has been good enough to cool off the top part of the Rays lineup.

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Royals vs. Twins NRFI/YRFI Bet

The two teams open a four-game set in Minnesota tonight and could not be more opposite in the first inning. This is a great spot to take advantage of how bad the Royals are early in games, combined with the Twins’ propensity to score fast. Minnesota is fifth overall in MLB, scoring .70 RPFI. Despite not scoring early in their last game, Minnesota is still averaging 1.33 RPFI over its last three games. The Royals are coming in at 25th overall in RPFI, but even worse, dead last in opponent runs allowed at .98 RPFI. The Twins should cruise to a score.

Best NRFI Bet Today: Royals vs. Twins YRFI (+100 BetMGM)

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Red Sox vs. White Sox NRFI/YRFI Bet | Claim $200 FREE at BetMGM

One more time for these two teams on the South Side, as the Red and White Sox play the rubber match of their three-game series. Boston struck first last night, being the only team to score a run, and bettors should be on high alert of it happening again tonight. Boston has been way more consistent on the road scoring first-inning runs than at home, a key metric in playing this bet. The Red Sox are 20th in MLB at .49 RPFI, but that number shoots up astronomically to .74 on the road. Maybe it is the food, or weather, or traffic in Boston, but these guys just hit better on the road.

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