Washington Nationals at Pittsburgh Pirates 7/9/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Monday, July 9, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Erick Fedde vs. Ivan Nova
PNC Park is the site of the matchup between the Washington Nationals and the Pittsburgh Pirates on Monday, July 9, 2018. The probable starting pitchers are Erick Fedde for the Nationals and Ivan Nova for the Pirates.
Washington opens at -105 while Pittsburgh opens at -105. The Nationals have a 36-50-2 over/under record and a 43-45-0 run line mark. The Pirates are 39-49-0 against the run line and have a 44-38-6 over/under record.
Valuable Washington Nationals Betting Trends
The Washington Nationals are 36-50-2 against the over/under
The Washington Nationals are 43-45-0 against the run line
Important Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 44-38-6 against the over/under
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 39-49-0 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)
06/22/18 C Francisco Cervelli Concussion 10-day DL (06/22)
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 45-43 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Erick Fedde has a 1-3 record with an earned run average of 5.79 and a WHIP of 1.64 this year. He has 19 strikeouts over his 28 innings pitched and he's given up 37 hits. He's allowed 11.9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.05. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.72 and they have given up 235 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .223 against the bullpen and they've struck out 279 hitters and walked 92 batters. As a team, Washington allows 7.8 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 3.8. The Nationals pitchers collectively have given up 686 base hits and 334 earned runs. They have allowed 106 home runs this season, ranking them 13th in the league. Washington as a pitching staff has walked 257 batters and struck out 806. They have walked 2.9 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.2 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.19 and their FIP as a unit is 3.95.
As a team Washington is hitting .244, good for 15th in the league. The Nationals hold a .404 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .322, which is good for 9th in baseball. They rank 20th in MLB with 8.2 hits per game. Trea Turner is hitting .282 with an on-base percentage of .359. He has 100 hits this season in 355 at bats with 37 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .425 and an OPS+ of 109. Bryce Harper is hitting .219 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .371. He has totaled 66 hits and he has driven in 50 men in 301 at bats. His OPS+ is 124 while his slugging percentage is at .475. The Nationals have 724 hits, including 143 doubles and 104 home runs. Washington has walked 325 times so far this season and they have struck out 715 times as a unit. They have left 604 men on base and have a team OPS of .726. They score 4.43 runs per contest and have scored a total of 390 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Pittsburgh has a 40-48 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.48, Ivan Nova has a 4-6 record and a 1.26 WHIP this season. He has 71 strikeouts over the 92.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 99 hits. He allows 9.6 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.66. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.54 and they have given up 297 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .248 against the Pirates bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 332 batters and walked 136 opposing hitters. As a team, Pittsburgh allows 8.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.4 batters per nine innings. They are 22nd in the league in team earned run average at 4.51. The Pirates pitchers as a team have surrendered 773 base knocks and 393 earned runs this season. They have given up 100 home runs this year, which ranks 19th in Major League Baseball. Pittsburgh as a staff has walked 284 hitters and struck out 735 batters. They give up a walk 3.3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.4 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.35 while their FIP as a staff is 4.11.
As a team, they are batting .249, good for 12th in the league. The Pirates hold a .402 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .316, which is good for 15th in baseball. They rank 13th in MLB with 8.4 hits per contest. Corey Dickerson comes into this matchup batting .308 with an OBP of .342. He has 91 hits this year along with 34 RBI in 295 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .461 with an OPS+ of 117. Starling Marte is hitting .275 this season and he has an OBP of .326. He has collected 79 hits in 287 at bats while driving in 38 runs. He has an OPS+ of 111 and a slugging percentage of .456. The Pirates as a unit have 742 base hits, including 151 doubles and 86 homers. Pittsburgh has walked 270 times this year and they have struck out on 671 occasions. They have had 594 men left on base and have an OPS of .718. They have scored 4.36 runs per game and totaled 384 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Nationals/Pirates MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Nationals -105
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