Pittsburgh Pirates vs Washington Nationals Prediction, 6/15/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Pittsburgh Pirates vs Washington Nationals
Date: Tuesday, June 15, 2021
Location: Nationals Park in Washington, D.C.
Odds/Point Spread: Pittsburgh (+125) Washington (-156)
Nationals Park is the venue where Patrick Corbin and the Washington Nationals (27-35, 5th in NL East) will take on the Pittsburgh Pirates (23-41, 5th in NL Central) on Tuesday. The line on this game has the Pirates coming in at +125 and the Nationals are at -156. The over/under has been set at 8. The starting pitchers are Tyler Anderson and Patrick Corbin.
As a unit, the Pittsburgh Pirates are putting up 3.5 runs per outing, which is 30th in baseball. They have accounted for 223 runs scored while having a team OBP of .299. The Pirates have hit 102 two-baggers as a squad and have knocked 46 balls out of the park. They have earned 209 runs batted in and 482 hits this year, while their batting average is .228. Pittsburgh is slugging .353 and have been rung up 541 times, while being walked on 195 occasions.
Pirates pitchers have given up 77 home runs in addition to 313 total runs (21st in the league). They have walked 227 opposing batters and their FIP is 4.44 as a squad on the season. Their K/BB ratio is 2.33 and their pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.34. The Pirates are sitting with a team ERA of 4.78 for the season (24th in baseball), and the staff has struck out 529 hitters.
The Pirates have dispatched 222 relief pitchers to the mound so far this year. The relief pitchers have inherited 88 runners this season and 27.3% of them ended up scoring. They have earned 8 saves for the season and have not converted 4 out of their 12 save opportunities. The Pirates relievers have recorded a save rate of 66.7% and stepped onto the hill in 40 save situations. The bullpen have 26 holds on the season (25th in MLB). Pirates bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the hill with runners on base 55 times in addition to having 51 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Pittsburgh Pirates are sitting with 1,657 putouts at this point in the season, as well as 576 assists and 36 errors. Their fielding percentage is at .984 which puts them in 10th in pro baseball, and have accumulated 452 double plays. The Pirates have transformed 69.8% of balls in play into outs in their 4,971 innings on the diamond, which has them ranked 12th in baseball.
Anderson has thrown 524 innings and has tallied 469 punch outs so far in his career. His earned run average is 4.63 (270 earned runs allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.324. He has conceded 526 base knocks (9.0 hits per 9 innings) with 168 walks. Anderson (25-33 win-loss record in his career) sits with a FIP of 4.46 and he has faced 2,225 opposing batters in the majors.
The Nationals have a slugging percentage of .383 and they are recording 3.76 runs per contest (28th in the league). They have 90 two-baggers, while taking a walk 183 times and scoring 233 runs. Washington has a total of 61 home runs on the season to go along with 224 RBIs. They have been rung up on 529 occasions (26th in the league) and have notched a total of 494 base knocks. The Washington Nationals have recorded a team OBP of .314 and a team batting average of .243 on the season.
The Washington pitching staff have relinquished 259 runs for the season while holding an ERA of 3.92 (232 earned runs given up). They have yielded 78 homers and they relinquish 4.37 runs per 9 innings (13th in MLB). The Nationals hold a team WHIP of 1.231 with a FIP of 4.33 as a unit on the campaign. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 2.59 (542 strikeouts vs 209 walks). They sit at 2nd in baseball as a staff in total hits surrendered with 447.
Washington bullpen pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 27.8% of 72 inherited runners. Their relievers have taken the field 51 times in high leverage situations in addition to 47 occasions with base runners. Sitting with 47 save situations, the Nationals have earned 27 holds in addition to 7 blown saves. They sit at 13th in the league with a save rate of 63.2%, and they have dispatched 211 bullpen pitchers onto the field on the campaign. Washington has had bullpen pitchers step onto the mound in 19 save chances and they have come away with 12 saves.
The Washington Nationals have turned 46 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .985 (8th in MLB). The Nationals have recorded 513 assists, 33 errors and are sitting with 1,600 putouts this season. Out of their 4,800 innings played, the Nationals have accumulated a defensive efficiency of 71.7% (5th in MLB).
So far in his career, Corbin has given up 1,266 hits while he has totaled 1,243 strikeouts in 1,275 frames. Corbin (75-73 career win-loss mark) has earned a 3.96 earned run average while giving up 8.9 hits per nine innings. He has conceded 561 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.294 and having a FIP of 3.7. He has a K/BB ratio of 3.23 and he has gone up against 5,400 opposing batters so far in his MLB career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Pittsburgh (+125)
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