Washington Nationals at Pittsburgh Pirates MLB Parlay 8/21/2019
Wednesday, August 21, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Patrick Corbin vs. Joe Musgrove
Adam Eaton and the Washington Nationals (68-56, 2nd in NL East) head to PNC Park on Wednesday where they'll take on the Pittsburgh Pirates (51-73, 5th in NL Central). The Pirates open this contest at +131 while the Nationals are coming in at -141. The over/under is set at 9.
The Nationals have been pretty good for wagerers, having gone 68-56-0 SU. Pittsburgh covers 41.1% of the time, going 51-73-0 straight up.
Valuable Washington Nationals Betting Trends
The Nationals have been a dicey Over pick for O/U wagerers, having gone 58-60-6.
Washington covers 51.6% of the time as the away team, having gone 32-30-0 straight up.
Important Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Trends
The Pirates cover 42.4% of the time at PNC Park, going 25-34-0 SU.
The Pirates have been a terrible Under pick for O/U wagerers, having gone 71-49-4.
Key Washington Nationals Injuries
8/20/2019 Ryan Zimmerman 1B Foot Expected to be out until at least Aug 22
8/19/2019 Austin Voth SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 21
8/19/2019 Joe Ross RP Leg Expected to be out until at least Aug 24
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
8/14/2019 Austen Williams RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 23
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
8/20/2019 Elias Diaz C Concussion Expected to be out until at least Aug 22
8/20/2019 Kyle Crick RP Suspension Suspended until Aug 23
8/14/2019 Jameson Taillon SP Elbow Out for the season
8/8/2019 Lonnie Chisenhall RF Calf Out for the season
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
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 68-56 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Patrick Corbin has a 9-5 record with an earned run average of 3.34 and a WHIP of 1.18 this season. He has 180 strikeouts over his 153.2 innings pitched and he's given up 132 hits. He's allowed 7.7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.39. The bullpen has an earned run average of 6.00 and they have given up 416 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .269 against the bullpen and they've struck out 389 hitters and walked 168 batters. As a team, Washington allows 8.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.4 batters per nine innings. They are 14th in the league in team earned run average at 4.44. The Nationals pitchers collectively have given up 1,068 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 392 batters and struck out 1,152. They have walked 3.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.4 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.32 and their FIP as a unit is 4.14.
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As a team Washington is hitting .262, good for 8th in the league. The Nationals hold a .453 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .339, which is good for 5th in baseball. They rank 10th in MLB with 8.9 hits per game. Adam Eaton is hitting .289 with an on-base percentage of .373. He has 132 hits this season in 457 at bats with 39 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .435 and an OPS+ of 105. Anthony Rendon is hitting .317 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .395. He has totaled 133 hits and he has driven in 97 men in 420 at bats. His OPS+ is 148 while his slugging percentage is at .602. The Nationals have 1,107 hits, including 219 doubles and 181 home runs. Washington has walked 440 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,023 times as a unit. They have left 856 men on base and have a team OPS of .792. They score 5.29 runs per contest and have scored a total of 656 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Pittsburgh has a 51-73 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.59, Joe Musgrove has a 8-11 record and a 1.22 WHIP. He has 124 strikeouts over the 137.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 136 hits. He's allowing 8.9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.99. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.74 and they have given up 468 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .253 against the Pirates bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 514 batters and walked 214 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 5.05. The Pirates pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,136 base knocks and 617 earned runs this season. They have given up 182 home runs this year, which ranks 12th in Major League Baseball. Pittsburgh as a staff has walked 439 hitters and struck out 1,101 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 4.73.
As a team, they are batting .263, good for 7th in the league. The Pirates hold a .423 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .321, which is good for 19th in baseball. They rank 6th in MLB with 9.2 hits per contest. Starling Marte comes into this matchup batting .291 with an OBP of .333. He has 137 hits this year along with 70 RBI in 471 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .501 with an OPS+ of 114. Josh Bell is hitting .280 this season and he has an OBP of .364. He has collected 125 hits in 447 at bats while driving in 98 runs. He has an OPS+ of 141 and a slugging percentage of .582. The Pirates as a unit have 1,137 base hits, including 248 doubles and 133 homers. Pittsburgh has walked 335 times this year and they have struck out on 950 occasions. They have had 853 men left on base and have an OPS of .744. They have scored 4.61 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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