Washington Nationals at Pittsburgh Pirates 7/10/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Tuesday, July 10, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Jeremy Hellickson vs. Joe Musgrove
The Washington Nationals visit PNC Park on Tuesday, July 10, 2018 to play the Pittsburgh Pirates. The probable starters are Jeremy Hellickson for the Nationals and Joe Musgrove for the Pirates.
The opening line for this matchup has Washington at -105 and Pittsburgh at -105. The Nationals have a 37-50-2 over/under record and a 43-46-0 run line mark. The Pirates are 40-49-0 against the run line and have a 44-39-6 over/under record.
Valuable Washington Nationals Betting Trends
The Washington Nationals are 37-50-2 against the over/under
The Washington Nationals are 43-46-0 against the run line
Important Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 44-39-6 against the over/under
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 40-49-0 against the run line
Key Washington Nationals Injuries
07/05/18 P Erick Fedde Oblique 10-day DL (07/05)
06/12/18 SS Adrian Sanchez Undisclosed 10-day DL (06/12)
06/09/18 P Stephen Strasburg Shoulder 10-day DL (06/09)
05/21/18 LF Howie Kendrick Ankle 60-day DL (05/20); is out for season
05/12/18 1B Ryan Zimmerman Back 60-day DL (05/12)
05/11/18 C Matt Wieters Hamstring 10-day DL (05/11)
04/21/18 P Matt Grace Groin 10-day DL (04/21)
04/19/18 C Jhonatan Solano Elbow 60-day DL (4/19)
03/30/18 P Joaquin Benoit Forearm 60-day DL (03/28)
03/30/18 P Koda Glover Shoulder 60-day DL (03/28)
03/26/18 P Joe Ross Elbow 60-day DL (02/21)
Key Pittsburgh Pirates Injuries
07/03/18 P Joe Musgrove Finger 10-day DL (06/30)
06/29/18 P Chad Kuhl Forearm 10-day DL (06/27)
06/29/18 P Nik Turley Arm 60-day DL (06/29)
06/28/18 RF Sean Rodriguez Quad 10-day DL (06/25)
03/26/18 P A.J. Schugel Shoulder 60-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 P Nick Burdi Elbow 60-day DL (02/20)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Nationals have a 45-44 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Jeremy Hellickson has a 2-1 record with an earned run average of 3.81 and a WHIP of 1.14 this season. He has 40 strikeouts over his 52 innings pitched and he's given up 50 hits. He's allowed 8.7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.03. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.84 and they have given up 247 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .229 against the bullpen and they've struck out 283 hitters and walked 94 batters. As a team, Washington allows 8 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.2 batters per nine innings. They are 11th in the league in team earned run average at 3.87. The Nationals pitchers collectively have given up 708 base hits and 344 earned runs. They have allowed 106 home runs this season, ranking them 14th in the league. Washington as a pitching staff has walked 262 batters and struck out 815. They have walked 2.9 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.2 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.21 and their FIP as a unit is 3.95.
As a team Washington is hitting .243, good for 19th in the league. The Nationals hold a .402 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .322, which is good for 10th in baseball. They rank 20th in MLB with 8.2 hits per game. Trea Turner is hitting .278 with an on-base percentage of .355. He has 100 hits this season in 360 at bats with 37 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .419 and an OPS+ of 106. Bryce Harper is hitting .218 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .374. He has totaled 66 hits and he has driven in 50 men in 303 at bats. His OPS+ is 124 while his slugging percentage is at .472. The Nationals have 729 hits, including 144 doubles and 104 home runs. Washington has walked 334 times so far this season and they have struck out 729 times as a unit. They have left 617 men on base and have a team OPS of .724. They score 4.4 runs per contest and have scored a total of 392 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Pittsburgh has a 41-48 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.79, Joe Musgrove has a 3-3 record and a 1.39 WHIP. He has 36 strikeouts over the 40.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 45 hits. He's allowing 10 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.35. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.50 and they have given up 297 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .246 against the Pirates bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 339 batters and walked 136 opposing hitters. As a team, Pittsburgh allows 8.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.5 batters per nine innings. They are 22nd in the league in team earned run average at 4.47. The Pirates pitchers as a team have surrendered 777 base knocks and 394 earned runs this season. They have given up 101 home runs this year, which ranks 19th in Major League Baseball. Pittsburgh as a staff has walked 285 hitters and struck out 747 batters. They give up a walk 3.2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.5 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.34 while their FIP as a staff is 4.10.
As a team, they are batting .249, good for 12th in the league. The Pirates hold a .401 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .316, which is good for 16th in baseball. They rank 15th in MLB with 8.4 hits per contest. Corey Dickerson comes into this matchup batting .308 with an OBP of .341. He has 92 hits this year along with 34 RBI in 299 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .458 with an OPS+ of 117. Starling Marte is hitting .278 this season and he has an OBP of .328. He has collected 81 hits in 291 at bats while driving in 38 runs. He has an OPS+ of 113 and a slugging percentage of .457. The Pirates as a unit have 751 base hits, including 154 doubles and 86 homers. Pittsburgh has walked 272 times this year and they have struck out on 677 occasions. They have had 601 men left on base and have an OPS of .717. They have scored 4.36 runs per game and totaled 388 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Nationals/Pirates MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Pirates -105
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