Washington Nationals vs Pittsburgh Pirates Prediction, 9/10/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Washington Nationals vs Pittsburgh Pirates
Date: Friday, September 10, 2021
Location: PNC Park in Pittsburgh, PA
TV: AT&T SportsNet Pittsburgh
Odds/Point Spread: Washington (+110) Pittsburgh (-135)
Steven Brault and the Pittsburgh Pirates (50-90, 5th in NL Central) play the Washington Nationals (58-81, 5th in NL East) at PNC Park on Friday. The Nationals open this game at +110 while the Pirates are coming in at -135. The O/U has been set at 8.5. The pitchers taking the mound are Jon Gray and Steven Brault.
As a squad, the Washington Nationals are scoring 4.4 runs per game, which has them at 17th in MLB. They have earned a total of 617 runs scored and have an on-base percentage of .334. The Nationals have compiled 225 two-baggers as a team and have knocked 159 baseballs out of the stadium. They have recorded 584 RBI's as well as 1,179 base knocks so far this year, and their team batting average comes in at .258. Washington has a slugging rate of .418 and have been called out on strikes 1,123 times, while taking a walk on 463 occasions.
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The Nationals have a team earned run average of 4.74 on the season (25th in baseball), and the staff has rung up 1,150 batters. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 2.58 and their pitching staff holds a WHIP of 1.35. Nationals pitchers have relinquished 207 home runs and 696 total runs (24th in the league). They have walked 445 opposing players and their FIP is 4.77 as a team on the season.
The Nationals have sent 477 relievers to the mound on the campaign. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 175 base runners on the campaign and 39.4% of them crossed the plate. They have earned 31 saves this season and have missed out on 26 of their 57 save chances. The Nationals relievers have earned a save rate of 54.4% and stepped onto the hill in 136 save situations. The relievers have a total of 77 holds this season (9th in baseball). Nationals relief pitchers have stepped onto the hill with runners on 120 times as well as having 143 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Nationals have transformed 69.4% of balls hit into play into outs out of 10,716 innings on the field, ranking them 20th in professional baseball. The Washington Nationals have earned 3,573 putouts at this point in the season, in addition to 1,173 assists and 85 errors. Their fielding rate is holding steady at .982 which has them ranked 27th in professional baseball, and have accumulated 1,000 double plays.
Gray (52-47 career record) is the owner of a FIP of 3.87 while he has gone up against 3,477 hitters in the majors. He has given up 810 hits (9.0 hits per nine innings) and has had 276 walks. His ERA is 4.52 (408 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.338. Gray has taken the hill for 811 innings and is sitting with 825 strikeouts in his career.
The Pittsburgh Pirates have earned an on-base percentage of .305 in addition to a team batting average of .234 this season. They have been called out on strikes on 1,149 occasions (23rd in baseball) and have accounted for 1,082 base hits. Pittsburgh has recorded 110 home runs so far this year as well as 480 RBIs. The Pirates have a team slugging percentage of .362 and they are scoring 3.64 runs per contest (30th in baseball). They have hit 214 doubles, while taking a walk 440 times as well as scoring 509 runs.
The Pirates have a team WHIP of 1.425 in addition to having a FIP of 4.69 as a staff on the season. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.20 (1,135 strikeouts against 517 free passes). They are sitting at 26th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits conceded with 1,198. They have allowed 181 long balls and they concede 5.37 runs per 9 innings (27th in the league). The Pittsburgh pitching staff have conceded 718 runs over the course of the season while holding a team ERA of 5.09 (680 earned runs relinquished).
With 98 save situations, the Pirates have earned 59 holds and 16 blown saves. Pittsburgh has had bullpen pitchers step onto the hill in 36 save opportunities and they have tallied 20 saves. Their relievers have come in 112 times in high leverage situations in addition to 105 occasions with base runners. Pittsburgh relievers have an inherited score percentage of 34.3% of 175 inherited base runners. They are ranked 24th in the league with a save percentage of 55.6%, and they have dispatched 488 relief pitchers onto the field so far this season.
In 10,830 innings on the field, the Pirates have a defensive efficiency of 68.7% (24th in professional baseball). The Pittsburgh Pirates have turned 119 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .987 (5th in professional baseball). The Pirates have accrued 1,193 assists, 64 errors and are sitting with 3,610 putouts so far this season.
So far in his career, Brault has surrendered 347 hits and he has 290 K's in 341 frames. Brault (12-18 career mark) has earned a 4.75 earned run average and has conceded 9.1 hits per nine innings. He has surrendered 180 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.523 and a FIP of 4.7. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 1.68 and he has faced 1,540 hitters in his career.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Pittsburgh (-135) and under 8.5 runs
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