Washington Nationals vs Pittsburgh Pirates Prediction, 9/11/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Washington Nationals vs Pittsburgh Pirates
Date: Saturday, September 11, 2021
Location: PNC Park in Pittsburgh, PA
TV: AT&T SportsNet Pittsburgh
Odds/Point Spread: Washington (-161) Pittsburgh (+125)
Wil Crowe and the Pittsburgh Pirates (50-90, 5th in NL Central) host the Washington Nationals (58-82, 5th in NL East) at PNC Park on Saturday. The Pirates open this game at +125 while the Nationals are priced at -161. The total has been set at 8.5. The pitchers taking the mound are Patrick Corbin and Wil Crowe.
As a team, the Washington Nationals are recording 4.5 runs per outing, which ranks them 17th in the league. They have earned a total of 623 runs scored while holding a team OBP of .334. The Nationals have accounted for 227 two-baggers as a unit and have knocked 160 balls out of the park. They have accrued 590 RBI's as well as 1,188 hits so far this season, and their batting average is .257. Washington has a slugging rate of .418 and have been called out on strikes 1,132 times, while drawing a walk on 467 occasions.
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Nationals pitchers have allowed 212 long balls and 703 total runs (26th in the league). They have walked 449 opposing hitters and their FIP comes in at 4.80 as a unit so far this year. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.59 and the pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.35. The Nationals hold a team ERA of 4.75 for the year (25th in baseball), and they have rung up 1,161 hitters.
Nationals relief pitchers have come into the game with runners on base 121 times as well as having 146 appearances in high leverage situations. The relievers have accumulated 77 holds this year (9th in the league). The Nationals relievers have accumulated a save percentage of 54.4% and has come into the game in 136 save situations. They have compiled 31 saves on the campaign and have not converted 26 out of their 57 save chances. The relief pitchers have inherited 178 runners this year and 38.8% of those runners crossed the plate. The Nationals have sent 480 relievers to the mound for the year.
The Washington Nationals have accumulated 3,602 putouts this year, as well as 1,184 assists and 85 errors. Their fielding percentage is at .983 which puts them in 26th in professional baseball, and they have turned 1,006 double plays. The Nationals have turned 69.5% of balls in play into outs out of their 10,803 innings on the diamond, which has them sitting 19th in the majors.
Corbin has thrown 1,361 innings and has earned 1,313 K's so far in his career. Corbin (79-82 win-loss record in his career) has earned a FIP of 3.86 and he has faced 5,775 opposing batters in the majors. His ERA is 4.09 (619 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.302. He has given up 1,366 base knocks (9.0 hits per nine innings) with 407 free passes.
Pittsburgh has a total of 110 HRs this season to go along with 480 RBIs. They have recorded 214 doubles, while taking a walk 440 times and notching 509 runs. The Pittsburgh Pirates have accounted for a team OBP of .305 and a team batting average of .234 this year. The Pirates have a team slugging percentage of .362 and they tally 3.64 runs per contest (30th in the league). They have struck out on 1,149 instances (24th in baseball) and have accounted for 1,083 base knocks.
The Pirates have a team WHIP of 1.426 and have a FIP of 4.69 as a squad for the year. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 2.20 (1,135 strikeouts vs 517 walks). They come in at 24th in MLB as a pitching staff in total hits conceded with 1,199. They have allowed 181 home runs and they relinquish 5.37 runs per 9 innings (27th in the league). The Pittsburgh pitching staff have relinquished 718 runs this year while holding a team ERA of 5.09 (680 earned runs allowed).
Pittsburgh has called on bullpen pitchers to step onto the mound in 36 save opportunities and they have earned 20 saves. They are ranked 24th in MLB holding a save percentage of 55.6%, and they have dispatched 488 relief pitchers to the hill on the campaign. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the hill 112 times in high leverage situations and on 105 occasions with runners on base. Pittsburgh bullpen pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 34.3% out of their 175 inherited runners. Sitting with 98 save situations, the Pirates have compiled 59 holds and 16 blown saves.
In 10,830 innings on the field, the Pirates have a defensive efficiency of 68.7% (24th in MLB). The Pittsburgh Pirates have turned 119 double plays and have notched a fielding percentage of .987 (5th in professional baseball). The Pirates have racked up 1,193 assists, 63 errors and have notched a total of 3,610 putouts so far this season.
Crowe (3-9 win-loss record in his career) is the owner of a 6.41 ERA while conceding 10.6 hits per 9 innings. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 1.73 and he has gone up against 488 opposing hitters so far in his pro baseball career. He has given up a total of 75 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.709 and having a FIP of 6.6. During his MLB career, Crowe has conceded 124 hits while he has tallied 97 punch outs in 105 frames.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Washington (-161)
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