Washington Nationals at Pittsburgh Pirates MLB Game Picks 8/19/2019
Monday, August 19, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Joe Ross vs. Trevor Williams
PNC Park is the venue where Starling Marte and the Pittsburgh Pirates (51-70, 5th in NL Central) will take on the Washington Nationals (66-55, 2nd in NL East) on Monday.
The Nationals have been dicey for Las Vegas oddsmakers, having gone 66-55-0 SU. The Pirates are covering 42.1% of the time, going 51-70-0 straight up.
Valuable Washington Nationals Betting Trends
The Nationals have been a dicey Over play for over/under MLB wagerers, having gone 55-60-6.
Washington is covering 50.8% of the time as the visitor, having gone 31-30-0 straight up.
Important Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Trends
The Pirates are covering 43.9% of the time at PNC Park, going 25-32-0 SU.
The Pirates have been a great Over play for over/under MLB wagerers, having gone 70-47-4.
Key Washington Nationals Injuries
8/16/2019 Max Scherzer SP Back Expected to be out until at least Aug 19
8/16/2019 Ryan Zimmerman 1B Foot Expected to be out until at least Aug 19
8/14/2019 Austen Williams RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 23
8/12/2019 Roenis Elias RP Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Aug 23
8/12/2019 Austin Voth SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 19
8/7/2019 Jeremy Hellickson SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 28
7/31/2019 Jonny Venters RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Sep 10
7/31/2019 Koda Glover RP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Aug 21
Key Pittsburgh Pirates Injuries
8/14/2019 Jameson Taillon SP Elbow Out for the season
8/12/2019 Richard Rodriguez RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 20
8/8/2019 Francisco Cervelli C Concussion Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
8/8/2019 Lonnie Chisenhall RF Calf Out for the season
8/8/2019 Nick Burdi RP Collarbone Out for the season
7/25/2019 Gregory Polanco RF Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
3/28/2019 Edgar Santana RP Elbow Out for the season
3/1/2019 Chad Kuhl SP Elbow Out for the season
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Nationals have a 66-55 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Joe Ross has a 3-3 record with an earned run average of 5.91 and a WHIP of 1.64 this season. He has 36 strikeouts over his 42.2 innings pitched and he's given up 48 hits. He's allowed 10.1 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.88. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.98 and they have given up 396 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .269 against the bullpen and they've struck out 370 hitters and walked 162 batters. As a team, Washington allows 8.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.5 batters per nine innings. They are 10th in the league in team earned run average at 4.38. The Nationals pitchers collectively have given up 1,027 base hits and 521 earned runs. They have allowed 143 home runs this season, ranking them 28th in the league. Washington as a pitching staff has walked 380 batters and struck out 1,124. They have walked 3.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.5 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.32 and their FIP as a unit is 4.06.
As a team Washington is hitting .258, good for 10th in the league. The Nationals hold a .440 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .335, which is good for 7th in baseball. They rank 12th in MLB with 8.7 hits per game. Adam Eaton is hitting .283 with an on-base percentage of .366. He has 125 hits this season in 442 at bats with 32 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .405 and an OPS+ of 98. Anthony Rendon is hitting .320 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .400. He has totaled 129 hits and he has driven in 94 men in 403 at bats. His OPS+ is 152 while his slugging percentage is at .608. The Nationals have 1,055 hits, including 204 doubles and 165 home runs. Washington has walked 422 times so far this season and they have struck out 996 times as a unit. They have left 832 men on base and have a team OPS of .775. They score 5.07 runs per contest and have scored a total of 613 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Pittsburgh has a 51-70 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.25, Trevor Williams has a 5-5 record and a 1.40 WHIP. He has 80 strikeouts over the 104.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 117 hits. He's allowing 10.1 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.78. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.75 and they have given up 455 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .253 against the Pirates bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 493 batters and walked 207 opposing hitters. As a team, Pittsburgh allows 9.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.9 batters per nine innings. They are 25th in the league in team earned run average at 5.01. The Pirates pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,108 base knocks and 597 earned runs this season. They have given up 174 home runs this year, which ranks 13th in Major League Baseball. Pittsburgh as a staff has walked 426 hitters and struck out 1,066 batters. They give up a walk 3.6 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.43 while their FIP as a staff is 4.70.
As a team, they are batting .265, good for 6th in the league. The Pirates hold a .427 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .323, which is good for 17th in baseball. They rank 6th in MLB with 9.3 hits per contest. Starling Marte comes into this matchup batting .288 with an OBP of .330. He has 133 hits this year along with 69 RBI in 462 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .494 with an OPS+ of 111. Josh Bell is hitting .283 this season and he has an OBP of .366. He has collected 124 hits in 438 at bats while driving in 98 runs. He has an OPS+ of 145 and a slugging percentage of .591. The Pirates as a unit have 1,122 base hits, including 244 doubles and 132 homers. Pittsburgh has walked 326 times this year and they have struck out on 930 occasions. They have had 829 men left on base and have an OPS of .750. They have scored 4.72 runs per game and totaled 571 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Nationals/Pirates MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Pirates
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