Washington Nationals at Pittsburgh Pirates 7/11/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Wednesday, July 11, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Gio Gonzalez vs. Trevor Williams
The Washington Nationals visit PNC Park on Wednesday, July 11, 2018 to play the Pittsburgh Pirates. The probable starters are Gio Gonzalez for the Nationals and Trevor Williams for the Pirates.
The opening line for this matchup has Washington at -125 and Pittsburgh at +115. The Nationals have a 37-51-2 over/under record and a 43-47-0 run line mark. The Pirates are 41-49-0 against the run line and have a 44-40-6 over/under record.
Valuable Washington Nationals Betting Trends
The Washington Nationals are 37-51-2 against the over/under
The Washington Nationals are 43-47-0 against the run line
Important Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 44-40-6 against the over/under
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 41-49-0 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)
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
07/09/18 P Joe Musgrove Finger 10-day DL (06/30); expected to be activated and start Tuesday vs Washington
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 45-45 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Gio Gonzalez has a 6-5 record with an earned run average of 3.76 and a WHIP of 1.47 this season. He has 90 strikeouts over his 95.2 innings pitched and he's given up 94 hits. He's allowed 8.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.94. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.80 and they have given up 247 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .227 against the bullpen and they've struck out 285 hitters and walked 95 batters. As a team, Washington allows 8 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.1 batters per nine innings. They are 13th in the league in team earned run average at 3.9. The Nationals pitchers collectively have given up 716 base hits and 350 earned runs. They have allowed 107 home runs this season, ranking them 13th in the league. Washington as a pitching staff has walked 267 batters and struck out 821. They have walked 3 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.1 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.22 and their FIP as a unit is 3.96.
As a team Washington is hitting .243, good for 20th in the league. The Nationals hold a .403 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 .275 with an on-base percentage of .351. He has 100 hits this season in 364 at bats with 37 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .415 and an OPS+ of 104. Bryce Harper is hitting .218 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .372. He has totaled 67 hits and he has driven in 51 men in 307 at bats. His OPS+ is 125 while his slugging percentage is at .479. The Nationals have 739 hits, including 145 doubles and 106 home runs. Washington has walked 334 times so far this season and they have struck out 740 times as a unit. They have left 623 men on base and have a team OPS of .724. They score 4.39 runs per contest and have scored a total of 395 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Pittsburgh has a 42-48 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.60, Trevor Williams has a 6-7 record and a 1.25 WHIP. He has 68 strikeouts over the 94 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 85 hits. He's allowing 8.1 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.45. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.45 and they have given up 299 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .246 against the Pirates bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 345 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 4.46. The Pirates pitchers as a team have surrendered 787 base knocks and 397 earned runs this season. They have given up 103 home runs this year, which ranks 17th in Major League Baseball. Pittsburgh as a staff has walked 285 hitters and struck out 758 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 .403 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .316, which is good for 14th in baseball. They rank 14th in MLB with 8.4 hits per contest. Corey Dickerson comes into this matchup batting .309 with an OBP of .342. He has 94 hits this year along with 35 RBI in 304 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .464 with an OPS+ of 119. Starling Marte is hitting .282 this season and he has an OBP of .333. He has collected 83 hits in 294 at bats while driving in 38 runs. He has an OPS+ of 116 and a slugging percentage of .463. The Pirates as a unit have 760 base hits, including 157 doubles and 87 homers. Pittsburgh has walked 277 times this year and they have struck out on 683 occasions. They have had 608 men left on base and have an OPS of .719. They have scored 4.38 runs per game and totaled 394 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Nationals/Pirates MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Pirates +115
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