Pittsburgh Pirates at Washington Nationals Baseball Betting Tips and Predictions 4/12/2019
Friday, April 12, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Trevor Williams vs. Patrick Corbin
The Pittsburgh Pirates visit Nationals Park on Friday, April 12, 2019 to play the Washington Nationals. The probable starters are Trevor Williams for the Pirates and Patrick Corbin for the Nationals.
The opening line for this matchup has Pittsburgh at +163 and Washington at -173. The Pirates have a 5-5-0 over/under record and a 5-5-0 run line mark. The Nationals are 6-5-0 against the run line and have a 8-3-0 over/under record.
Valuable Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 5-5-0 against the over/under
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 5-5-0 against the run line
Important Washington Nationals Betting Trends
The Washington Nationals are 8-3-0 against the over/under
The Washington Nationals are 6-5-0 against the run line
Key Pittsburgh Pirates Injuries
04/09/19 P Jameson Taillon Head left last game, is questionable next start
04/05/19 P Kyle Crick Triceps 10-day IL (04/04)
04/04/19 LF Corey Dickerson Shoulder 10-day IL (04/04)
03/30/19 P Dovydas Neverauskas Oblique 10-day IL (03/25)
03/30/19 P Edgar Santana Elbow 60-day IL (03/30); is out for season
03/28/19 C Elias Diaz Illness 10-day IL (03/25)
03/28/19 1B Jose Osuna Neck 10-day IL (03/25)
03/28/19 RF Lonnie Chisenhall Finger 10-day IL (03/28)
03/25/19 P Chad Kuhl Elbow 60-day IL (03/01)
03/25/19 RF Gregory Polanco Shoulder is out indefinitely
Key Washington Nationals Injuries
04/10/19 P Max Scherzer Ankle is questionable for next start
04/02/19 SS Trea Turner Finger 10-day IL (04/03)
03/25/19 P Koda Glover Elbow is out indefinitely
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Pirates have a 6-4 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Trevor Williams has a 1-0 record with an earned run average of 2.25 and a WHIP of 0.92 this season. He has 9 strikeouts over his 12 innings pitched and he's given up 10 hits. He's allowed 7.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 2.94. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.25 and they have given up 25 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .184 against the bullpen and they've struck out 48 hitters and walked 15 batters. As a team, Pittsburgh allows 6.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 10.3 batters per nine innings. They are 5th in the league in team earned run average at 2.84. The Pirates pitchers collectively have given up 63 base hits and 29 earned runs. They have allowed 12 home runs this season, ranking them 23rd in the league. Pittsburgh as a pitching staff has walked 30 batters and struck out 105. They have walked 2.9 men per 9 innings while striking out 10.3 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.01 and their FIP as a unit is 3.66.
As a team Pittsburgh is hitting .247, good for 15th in the league. The Pirates hold a .382 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .336, which is good for 12th in baseball. They rank 14th in MLB with 8.4 hits per game. Adam Frazier is hitting .289 with an on-base percentage of .386. He has 11 hits this season in 38 at bats with 3 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .447 and an OPS+ of 120. Josh Bell is hitting .297 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .357. He has totaled 11 hits and he has driven in 9 men in 37 at bats. His OPS+ is 133 while his slugging percentage is at .541. The Pirates have 84 hits, including 18 doubles and 8 home runs. Pittsburgh has walked 40 times so far this season and they have struck out 81 times as a unit. They have left 81 men on base and have a team OPS of .718. They score 3.9 runs per contest and have scored a total of 39 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Washington has a 6-5 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.75, Patrick Corbin has a 0-0 record and a 1.33 WHIP. He has 13 strikeouts over the 12 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 13 hits. He's allowing 9.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.94. The bullpen has an earned run average of 7.79 and they have given up 43 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .299 against the Nationals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 36 batters and walked 17 opposing hitters. As a team, Washington allows 9.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 10.3 batters per nine innings. They are 22nd in the league in team earned run average at 5.42. The Nationals pitchers as a team have surrendered 104 base knocks and 59 earned runs this season. They have given up 15 home runs this year, which ranks 18th in Major League Baseball. Washington as a staff has walked 41 hitters and struck out 112 batters. They give up a walk 3.8 times per 9 innings while they strike out 10.3 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.48 while their FIP as a staff is 4.25.
As a team, they are batting .266, good for 7th in the league. The Nationals hold a .461 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .346, which is good for 9th in baseball. They rank 8th in MLB with 9.3 hits per contest. Anthony Rendon comes into this matchup batting .429 with an OBP of .490. He has 18 hits this year along with 14 RBI in 42 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .881 with an OPS+ of 237. Juan Soto is hitting .268 this season and he has an OBP of .400. He has collected 11 hits in 41 at bats while driving in 9 runs. He has an OPS+ of 124 and a slugging percentage of .488. The Nationals as a unit have 102 base hits, including 22 doubles and 17 homers. Washington has walked 44 times this year and they have struck out on 112 occasions. They have had 72 men left on base and have an OPS of .807. They have scored 6.73 runs per game and totaled 74 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Pirates/Nationals MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Nationals -173
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