MLB Best Bets Today – May 16, 2022

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John FerrucciMay 16, 2022, 03:56 PM

Tigers vs. Rays Pick: No Runs First Inning (NRFI) | -129 at BetRivers

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Today’s “Best Bet” features a fan-favorite “No Run First Inning” play that has some interesting, and almost unbelievable data behind it. The Tampa Bay Rays have only scored in the first inning of a game once in their last eleven (11) games. It gets crazier.

The Detroit Tigers have not scored a single run in the first inning in twenty-two (22) straight games. Yes, you read that correctly! This game features starts from Corey Kluber (TB) and Alex Faedo (DET).

Kluber is coming off his worst start of the season where he gave up eight runs to the Angels, however he has only given up one earned run in the 12 innings prior to the start. A great spot to get back on track. He has only given up a run in the first inning in 2/6 starts (33%). Faedo on the other hand, has yet to give up a run in the first inning this season in two starts.

A low Vegas implied total of 7.5 runs definitely helps back this play as well. Let’s lock this one in and sweat our favorite baseball bet! 

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