Pittsburgh Pirates vs Washington Nationals Prediction, 6/14/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Pittsburgh Pirates vs Washington Nationals
Date: Monday, June 14, 2021
Location: Nationals Park in Washington, D.C.
Odds/Point Spread: Pittsburgh (+110) Washington (-141)
Nationals Park is the venue where Jon Lester and the Washington Nationals (26-35, 5th in NL East) will play the Pittsburgh Pirates (23-40, 5th in NL Central) on Monday. The line on this contest has the Pirates coming in at +110 and the Nationals are at -141. The total opens at 8.5. The pitchers taking the mound will be Tyler Anderson and Jon Lester.
Pittsburgh is slugging .351 and have been called out on strikes 534 times, while drawing a walk on 192 occasions. They have earned 207 runs batted in as well as 471 hits this season, while their team batting average sits at .226. The Pirates have hit 100 doubles as a squad and have knocked 45 baseballs out of the stadium. They have accounted for 221 runs scored and have an OBP of .298. As a squad, the Pittsburgh Pirates are compiling 3.5 runs per outing, which ranks them 30th in baseball.
The Pirates are sitting with a team ERA of 4.76 for the year (24th in MLB), and the staff has struck out 517 hitters. They have a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.29 and the pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.35. Pirates pitchers have yielded 76 home runs and also 308 runs (21st in the league). They have walked 226 hitters and their FIP comes in at 4.47 as a squad this year.
The Pirates relief pitchers have earned a save percentage of 72.7% and has stepped onto the mound in 39 save situations. The relief pitchers have inherited 87 base runners on the season and 26.4% of those runners crossed home plate. Pirates relief pitchers have stepped onto the hill with players on base 54 times in addition to having 50 appearances in high leverage situations. The Pirates have dispatched 219 relievers to the hill this season. The bullpen have notched 26 holds so far this season (25th in the league). They have 8 saves this year and have blown 3 of 11 chances to save the game.
The Pittsburgh Pirates have amassed 1,633 putouts at this point in the season, in addition to 569 assists and 36 errors. Their fielding percentage sits at .984 which has them ranked 12th in pro baseball, and they have twisted 445 double plays. The Pirates have converted 69.7% of baseballs in play into outs in their 4,899 innings, which has them sitting at 12th in the majors.
Anderson has taken the hill for 524 innings and has earned 469 punch outs during his career. Anderson (25-33 career mark) has a FIP of 4.46 while he has gone up against 2,225 batters during his time in the major leagues. His earned run average is 4.63 (270 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.324. He has given up 526 hits (9.0 hits per 9 innings) and has 168 free passes.
The Washington Nationals have accounted for an OBP of .312 as well as a batting average of .242 on the year. They have struck out on 525 occasions (25th in baseball) and have earned a total of 484 hits. Washington has accounted for 59 long balls so far this year as well as 219 runs batted in. The Nationals have a SLG% of .380 and they average 3.74 runs per game (29th in baseball). They have 88 doubles, while getting a free base 179 times as well as putting up 228 runs.
The Nationals hold a team WHIP of 1.242 in addition to having a FIP of 4.38 as a staff this season. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.55 (532 strikeouts against 209 free passes). They sit at 3rd in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits surrendered with 442. They have conceded 78 HR's and they relinquish 4.45 runs per 9 innings (15th in the league). The Washington pitching staff have allowed 259 runs this season while having a team ERA of 3.98 (232 earned runs yielded).
Sitting with 47 save situations, the Nationals have earned 27 holds and also 7 blown saves. Washington has had relievers step onto the mound in 19 save opportunities and they have come away with 12 saves. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the hill 51 times in high leverage situations and on 47 occasions with runners on. Washington bullpen pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 27.8% of 72 inherited base runners. They are ranked 13th in baseball with a save rate of 63.2%, and they have sent 210 bullpen pitchers to the hill on the year.
The Washington Nationals have twisted 46 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .984 (9th in professional baseball). The Nationals have accrued 506 assists, 33 errors and have 1,573 putouts this season. In 4,719 innings on the field, the Nationals are sitting with a defensive efficiency of 71.7% (5th in MLB).
In his pro baseball career, Lester has allowed 2,493 hits while earning 2,424 K's in 2,637 innings pitched. Lester (193-113 record in his career) has a 3.61 earned run average while giving up 8.5 hits per 9 innings. He has given up a total of 1,058 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.269 and a FIP of 3.7. His K/BB ratio is 2.84 and he has gone up against 11,027 opposing hitters during his career.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Washington (-141) and under 8.5 runs
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