Pittsburgh Pirates at Washington Nationals Baseball Betting Tips and Predictions 4/13/2019
Saturday, April 13, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Chris Archer vs. Max Scherzer
The Pittsburgh Pirates visit Nationals Park on Saturday, April 13, 2019 to play the Washington Nationals. The probable starters are Chris Archer for the Pirates and Max Scherzer for the Nationals.
The opening line for this matchup has Pittsburgh at +172 and Washington at -182. The Pirates have a 5-6-0 over/under record and a 5-6-0 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 5-6-0 against the over/under
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 5-6-0 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
04/12/19 SS Kevin Newman Finger 10-day IL (04/09)
04/11/19 P Jameson Taillon Head is upgraded to probable next start Sunday vs Chicago Cubs
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 6-5 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Chris Archer has a 1-0 record with an earned run average of 2.45 and a WHIP of 1.09 this season. He has 15 strikeouts over his 11 innings pitched and he's given up 7 hits. He's allowed 5.7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.37. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.06 and they have given up 26 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .183 against the bullpen and they've struck out 51 hitters and walked 16 batters. As a team, Pittsburgh allows 6.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 10.3 batters per nine innings. They are 3rd in the league in team earned run average at 2.61. The Pirates pitchers collectively have given up 68 base hits and 29 earned runs. They have allowed 12 home runs this season, ranking them 24th in the league. Pittsburgh as a pitching staff has walked 33 batters and struck out 114. They have walked 3 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 3.51.
As a team Pittsburgh is hitting .239, good for 16th in the league. The Pirates hold a .366 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .324, which is good for 15th in baseball. They rank 17th in MLB with 8.1 hits per game. Josh Bell is hitting .300 with an on-base percentage of .370. He has 12 hits this season in 40 at bats with 9 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .525 and an OPS+ of 135. Adam Frazier is hitting .310 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .396. He has totaled 13 hits and he has driven in 3 men in 42 at bats. His OPS+ is 126 while his slugging percentage is at .452. The Pirates have 89 hits, including 19 doubles and 8 home runs. Pittsburgh has walked 41 times so far this season and they have struck out 95 times as a unit. They have left 87 men on base and have a team OPS of .689. They score 3.55 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 3.32, Max Scherzer has a 1-2 record and a 1.11 WHIP. He has 28 strikeouts over the 19 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 17 hits. He's allowing 8.1 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 2.46. The bullpen has an earned run average of 7.79 and they have given up 44 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .306 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 23rd 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 4.24.
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 7th in MLB with 9.3 hits per contest. Juan Soto comes into this matchup batting .268 with an OBP of .400. He has 11 hits this year along with 9 RBI in 41 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .488 with an OPS+ of 126. Anthony Rendon is hitting .429 this season and he has an OBP of .490. He has collected 18 hits in 42 at bats while driving in 14 runs. He has an OPS+ of 239 and a slugging percentage of .881. 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 -182
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