Pittsburgh Pirates at Washington Nationals Baseball Betting Tips and Predictions 4/14/2019
Sunday, April 14, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Jameson Taillon vs. Max Scherzer
The Pittsburgh Pirates visit Nationals Park on Sunday, April 14, 2019 to play the Washington Nationals. The probable starters are Jameson Taillon for the Pirates and Max Scherzer for the Nationals.
The opening line for this matchup has Pittsburgh at +177 and Washington at -188. The Pirates have a 6-6-0 over/under record and a 6-6-0 run line mark. The Nationals are 6-6-0 against the run line and have a 9-3-0 over/under record.
Valuable Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 6-6-0 against the over/under
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 6-6-0 against the run line
Important Washington Nationals Betting Trends
The Washington Nationals are 9-3-0 against the over/under
The Washington Nationals are 6-6-0 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
04/12/19 P Max Scherzer Ankle is upgraded to probable next start vs Pittsburgh Pirates
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 7-5 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Jameson Taillon has a 0-2 record with an earned run average of 3.00 and a WHIP of 1.07 this season. He has 13 strikeouts over his 15 innings pitched and he's given up 12 hits. He's allowed 7.2 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.13. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.92 and they have given up 29 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .186 against the bullpen and they've struck out 54 hitters and walked 16 batters. As a team, Pittsburgh allows 6.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.8 batters per nine innings. They are 3rd in the league in team earned run average at 2.62. The Pirates pitchers collectively have given up 75 base hits and 32 earned runs. They have allowed 14 home runs this season, ranking them 23rd in the league. Pittsburgh as a pitching staff has walked 36 batters and struck out 120. They have walked 2.9 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.01 and their FIP as a unit is 3.75.
As a team Pittsburgh is hitting .241, good for 19th in the league. The Pirates hold a .377 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .321, which is good for 15th in baseball. They rank 18th in MLB with 8.3 hits per game. Adam Frazier is hitting .304 with an on-base percentage of .385. He has 14 hits this season in 46 at bats with 3 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .435 and an OPS+ of 120. Josh Bell is hitting .295 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .373. He has totaled 13 hits and he has driven in 10 men in 44 at bats. His OPS+ is 147 while his slugging percentage is at .568. The Pirates have 99 hits, including 20 doubles and 10 home runs. Pittsburgh has walked 43 times so far this season and they have struck out 109 times as a unit. They have left 93 men on base and have a team OPS of .698. They score 3.75 runs per contest and have scored a total of 45 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Washington has a 6-6 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 2.5. The bullpen has an earned run average of 8.12 and they have given up 50 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .312 against the Nationals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 39 batters and walked 18 opposing hitters. As a team, Washington allows 9.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 10.5 batters per nine innings. They are 23rd in the league in team earned run average at 5.33. The Nationals pitchers as a team have surrendered 114 base knocks and 64 earned runs this season. They have given up 17 home runs this year, which ranks 17th in Major League Baseball. Washington as a staff has walked 43 hitters and struck out 126 batters. They give up a walk 3.6 times per 9 innings while they strike out 10.5 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.45 while their FIP as a staff is 4.20.
As a team, they are batting .260, good for 11th in the league. The Nationals hold a .460 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .340, which is good for 11th in baseball. They rank 9th in MLB with 9.1 hits per contest. Anthony Rendon comes into this matchup batting .426 with an OBP of .481. He has 20 hits this year along with 16 RBI in 47 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .957 with an OPS+ of 257. Juan Soto is hitting .267 this season and he has an OBP of .400. He has collected 12 hits in 45 at bats while driving in 9 runs. He has an OPS+ of 128 and a slugging percentage of .489. The Nationals as a unit have 109 base hits, including 25 doubles and 19 homers. Washington has walked 47 times this year and they have struck out on 118 occasions. They have had 80 men left on base and have an OPS of .800. They have scored 6.42 runs per game and totaled 77 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Pirates/Nationals MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Nationals -188
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