Washington Nationals at Pittsburgh Pirates MLB Parlay 8/20/2019
Tuesday, August 20, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Stephen Strasburg vs. Chris Archer
PNC Park is the venue where Josh Bell and the Pittsburgh Pirates (51-72, 5th in NL Central) will play the Washington Nationals (67-56, 2nd in NL East) on Tuesday. The line on this game has the Nationals coming in at -152 and the Pirates are at +142. The total opens at 9.
The Nationals have been a pretty good choice for baseball wagerers, having gone 67-56-0 SU. The Pirates are covering 41.5% of the time, going 51-72-0 straight up.
Valuable Washington Nationals Betting Trends
The Nationals have been a pretty good Under bet for O/U MLB wagerers, having gone 57-60-6.
Washington is covering 50.8% of the time away from home, having gone 31-30-0 straight up.
Important Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Trends
The Pirates are covering 43.1% of the time at PNC Park, going 25-33-0 SU.
The Pirates have been an excellent Over bet for O/U MLB wagerers, having gone 70-49-4.
Key Washington Nationals Injuries
8/18/2019 Roenis Elias RP Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Aug 27
8/18/2019 Sean Doolittle RP Knee Expected to be out until at least Aug 28
8/17/2019 Max Scherzer SP Back Expected to be out until at least Aug 22
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 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 Koda Glover RP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Aug 21
7/31/2019 Jonny Venters RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Sep 10
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 Nick Burdi RP Collarbone Out for the season
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
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 67-56 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Stephen Strasburg has a 15-5 record with an earned run average of 3.82 and a WHIP of 1.10 this season. He has 185 strikeouts over his 158 innings pitched and he's given up 132 hits. He's allowed 7.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.37. The bullpen has an earned run average of 6.09 and they have given up 415 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .272 against the bullpen and they've struck out 387 hitters and walked 166 batters. As a team, Washington allows 8.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.5 batters per nine innings. They are 14th in the league in team earned run average at 4.48. The Nationals pitchers collectively have given up 1,064 base hits and 544 earned runs. They have allowed 154 home runs this season, ranking them 26th in the league. Washington as a pitching staff has walked 390 batters and struck out 1,148. They have walked 3.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.5 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.33 and their FIP as a unit is 4.16.
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As a team Washington is hitting .261, good for 8th in the league. The Nationals hold a .449 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .338, which is good for 6th in baseball. They rank 10th in MLB with 8.9 hits per game. Anthony Rendon is hitting .318 with an on-base percentage of .397. He has 132 hits this season in 415 at bats with 97 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .605 and an OPS+ of 149. Adam Eaton is hitting .289 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .373. He has totaled 131 hits and he has driven in 38 men in 453 at bats. His OPS+ is 104 while his slugging percentage is at .430. The Nationals have 1,092 hits, including 212 doubles and 177 home runs. Washington has walked 436 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,012 times as a unit. They have left 851 men on base and have a team OPS of .787. They score 5.23 runs per contest and have scored a total of 643 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Pittsburgh has a 51-72 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.23, Chris Archer has a 3-9 record and a 1.41 WHIP. He has 141 strikeouts over the 118.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 112 hits. He's allowing 8.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.07. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.72 and they have given up 459 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .252 against the Pirates bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 504 batters and walked 213 opposing hitters. As a team, Pittsburgh allows 9.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 9 batters per nine innings. They are 25th in the league in team earned run average at 5. The Pirates pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,121 base knocks and 606 earned runs this season. They have given up 178 home runs this year, which ranks 14th in Major League Baseball. Pittsburgh as a staff has walked 435 hitters and struck out 1,090 batters. They give up a walk 3.6 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.43 while their FIP as a staff is 4.71.
As a team, they are batting .264, good for 6th in the league. The Pirates hold a .425 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .322, which is good for 18th in baseball. They rank 6th in MLB with 9.2 hits per contest. Josh Bell comes into this matchup batting .280 with an OBP of .365. He has 124 hits this year along with 98 RBI in 443 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .585 with an OPS+ of 142. Starling Marte is hitting .292 this season and he has an OBP of .335. He has collected 137 hits in 469 at bats while driving in 70 runs. He has an OPS+ of 115 and a slugging percentage of .503. The Pirates as a unit have 1,133 base hits, including 247 doubles and 133 homers. Pittsburgh has walked 333 times this year and they have struck out on 946 occasions. They have had 848 men left on base and have an OPS of .747. They have scored 4.65 runs per game and totaled 572 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Nationals/Pirates MLB game against the spread?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Pirates and under the total runs
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