Washington Nationals vs Pittsburgh Pirates Prediction, 4/16/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Washington Nationals vs Pittsburgh Pirates
Date: Saturday, April 16, 2022
Location: PNC Park in Pittsburgh, PA
TV: AT&T SportsNet Pittsburgh
Odds/Point Spread: Washington (-115) Pittsburgh (-105)
The Pittsburgh Pirates (2-3) will take on the Washington Nationals (3-4) at PNC Park on Saturday. The moneyline on this matchup has the Nationals at -115 while the Pirates are sitting at -105. The total is set at 9. The starting pitchers will be Josh Rogers and Bryse Wilson.
Washington has a slugging rate of .329 and have been called out on strikes 63 times, while taking a walk on 13 occasions. They have earned 25 runs batted in and 51 base knocks on the year, and their team batting average sits at .221. The Nationals have accumulated 7 doubles as a unit and have hit 6 balls out of the stadium. They have 26 runs scored while holding a team on-base percentage of .266. As a team, the Washington Nationals are earning 3.7 runs/g, which has them sitting at 20th in MLB.
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The Nationals are sitting with a team earned run average of 5.37 so far this year (28th in MLB), and the staff has struck out 60 hitters. Their pitching staff has walked 34 opposing batters and their FIP comes in at 4.49 as a team on the season. They have a K/BB ratio of 1.76 and the pitching staff has a team WHIP of 1.63. Nationals pitchers have allowed 7 long balls in addition to 38 total runs (30th in the league).
The Nationals have sent 29 relief pitchers to the mound on the season. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 18 base runners this year and 5.6% of those runners crossed the plate. They have 2 saves for the season and have blown 0 of their 2 save opportunities. The Nationals relief pitchers have recorded a save rate of 100.0% and has stepped onto the mound in 5 save situations. The relief pitchers have accumulated 3 holds for the season (19th in baseball). Nationals bullpen pitchers have entered the contest with runners on 9 times and also have had 6 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Washington Nationals have accumulated 186 putouts at this point in the season, in addition to 61 assists and 2 errors. Their fielding rate is holding at .992 which has them ranked 5th in the majors, and have a total of 6 double plays. The Nationals have turned 65.0% of balls hit into play into outs out of their 558 innings, which ranks them 28th in baseball.
Rogers has taken the ball for 67 innings and has earned 36 strikeouts thus far in his career. His earned run average is 5.24 (39 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.433. He has surrendered 69 base hits (9.3 hits per 9 innings) and has 27 walks. Rogers (4-5 career mark) has earned a FIP of 6.67 while he has gone up against 296 hitters during his time in the majors.
Pittsburgh has knocked in 3 home runs on the campaign as well as 16 RBIs. They have hit 9 doubles, while getting a free base 14 times and putting up 18 runs. The Pittsburgh Pirates are sitting with an on-base percentage of .315 as well as a team batting average of .260 so far this season. The Pirates have a slugging percentage of .379 and they score 3.60 runs per game (21st in MLB). They have been rung up on 42 instances (25th in the league) and have 44 base knocks.
The Pirates have a team WHIP of 1.326 and have a FIP of 5.16 as a staff on the year. They are currently ranked 10th in baseball as a staff in total hits allowed with 39. The Pittsburgh pitching staff have given up 23 runs on the year while having a team ERA of 4.81 (23 earned runs relinquished). They have earned a K/BB ratio of 1.94 (35 strikeouts against 18 free passes). They have conceded 8 homers and they yield 4.81 runs per 9 innings (22nd in baseball).
Pittsburgh has had relief pitchers enter the game in 1 save opportunity and they have earned 1 save. They are currently ranked 7th in MLB with a save rate of 100.0%, and they have dispatched 17 bullpen pitchers to the mound on the season. Their relief pitchers have come in 2 times in high leverage situations in addition to 4 occasions with base runners. Pittsburgh relievers have an inherited score percentage of 33.3% of 6 inherited runners. With 1 save situation, the Pirates have earned 0 holds and 0 blown saves.
Out of their 387 innings on the diamond, the Pirates have a efficiency on defense of 73.0% (10th in the majors). The Pittsburgh Pirates have turned 6 double plays and have notched a fielding percentage of .989 (6th in pro baseball). The Pirates have 46 assists, 2 errors and have accounted for 129 putouts for the year.
So far in his pro baseball career, Wilson has conceded 142 hits while he has totaled 85 K's in 120 innings pitched. Wilson (6-8 career mark) has a 5.59 earned run average while surrendering 10.6 hits per 9 innings. He has allowed 75 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.575 and being the owner of a FIP of 5.5. He has a K/BB ratio of 1.77 and he has faced 538 opposing hitters during his career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Pittsburgh (-105)
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