Washington Nationals vs Pittsburgh Pirates Prediction, 4/17/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Washington Nationals vs Pittsburgh Pirates
Date: Sunday, April 17, 2022
Location: PNC Park in Pittsburgh, PA
TV: AT&T SportsNet Pittsburgh
Odds/Point Spread: Washington (-150) Pittsburgh (+130)
PNC Park is the location where the Pittsburgh Pirates (3-4) will take on the Washington Nationals (4-5) on Sunday. The odds on this game have the Nationals at -150 and the Pirates are at +130. The over/under comes in at 8. The pitchers taking the mound will be Patrick Corbin and Jose Quintana.
The Nationals have recorded 9 doubles as a unit and have hit 6 balls out of the stadium. Washington is slugging .320 and have struck out 79 times, while drawing a walk on 25 occasions. As a squad, the Washington Nationals are earning 4.1 runs per game, which puts them at 18th in MLB. They have 36 RBI's in addition to 69 hits on the season, while their average at the plate is .230. They are sitting with 37 runs scored and hold an on-base percentage of .293.
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Nationals pitchers have given up 9 long balls and 49 total runs (29th in MLB). They have walked 44 players from the other team and their FIP sits at 4.41 as a squad for the season. They have accumulated a K/BB ratio of 1.86 and their pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.65. The Nationals have a team ERA of 5.47 so far this year (28th in baseball), and the staff has rung up 82 batters.
The Nationals have dispatched 36 relievers to the mound this year. The relievers have inherited 20 runners this season and 10.0% of those players earned a run for their team. They have earned 2 saves on the campaign and have not converted 0 out of their 2 save chances. The Nationals relievers have earned a save rate of 100.0% and has come into the game in 5 save situations. The bullpen have 3 holds so far this year (23rd in MLB). Nationals bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the hill with opponents on base 10 times in addition to having 7 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Nationals have turned 64.3% of balls hit into play into outs out of 711 innings on the diamond, which ranks them 30th in professional baseball. The Washington Nationals have amassed 237 putouts at this point in the season, in addition to 76 assists and 3 errors. Their fielding percentage sits at .991 which has them sitting 5th in pro baseball, and they have twisted 6 double plays.
Corbin (81-86 win-loss record in his career) has a FIP of 3.86 while he has faced 5,917 batters during his time in the major leagues. He has allowed 1,404 hits (9.1 hits per 9 innings) and has had 424 free passes. His ERA is 4.12 (637 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.314. Corbin has taken the mound for 1,391 innings and has totaled 1,345 K's thus far in his career.
The Pittsburgh Pirates have accounted for an OBP of .330 as well as a team batting average of .265 so far this season. They have struck out on 64 instances (20th in the league) and have 63 hits. Pittsburgh is sitting with 5 home runs so far this season to go along with 27 RBIs. The Pirates hold a team slugging % of .395 and they tally 4.14 runs per contest (15th in the league). They have recorded 12 doubles, while getting a free base 24 times and putting up 29 runs.
The Pirates have a team WHIP of 1.426 and are the owners of a FIP of 4.73 as a unit this season. They come in at 16th in baseball as a staff in total hits given up with 57. The Pittsburgh pitching staff have given up 34 runs this season and come in with a team ERA of 5.02 (34 earned runs allowed). They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 1.70 (51 strikeouts against 30 bases on balls). They have allowed 8 homers and they concede 5.02 runs per 9 innings (24th in MLB).
Pittsburgh relief pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 37.5% of 8 inherited runners. Their relief pitchers have taken the field 3 times in high leverage situations and on 6 occasions with runners on base. Sitting with 2 save situations, the Pirates have earned 0 holds and 0 blown saves. They are currently ranked 5th in baseball with a save rate of 100.0%, and they have sent 24 relief pitchers onto the field for the year. Pittsburgh has called on bullpen pitchers to take the mound in 1 save opportunity and they have converted 1 save.
The Pittsburgh Pirates have turned 7 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .988 (10th in baseball). The Pirates have accrued 61 assists, 3 errors and have a tally of 183 putouts this season. Out of their 549 innings on the diamond, the Pirates are sitting with a defensive efficiency of 70.8% (13th in the majors).
In his pro baseball career, Quintana has surrendered 1,549 base hits while earning 1,398 K's in 1,563 innings pitched. He has surrendered 665 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.284 and a FIP of 3.7. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.05 and he has gone up against 6,561 hitters during his MLB career. Quintana (83-81 win-loss mark in his career) has a 3.83 earned run average and has given up 8.9 hits per 9 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Pittsburgh (+130)
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