Washington Nationals vs Pittsburgh Pirates 4-16-22

Washington Nationals vs Pittsburgh Pirates 4/16/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

Washington Nationals vs Pittsburgh Pirates 4/16/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

 

The Washington Nationals are gearing up for the third installment of a four-game interleague series against the Pittsburgh Pirates, taking place this Saturday night at PNC Park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. 

 

After completing their three-game series with the Atlanta Braves, Washington hit the road last Thursday to open a set with the Pirates.  Despite blowing off their first game, the Nationals were able to pick up a win in game 2, by a final score of 7-2.

 

Leading the team was Josh Bell, batting at an average of .333, along with an on-base percentage of .450. The first baseman also drove in nine runs for Washington, as well as a couple of home runs.  Meanwhile, second baseman Cesar Hernandez delivered 11 hits for the Nationals. 

 

As a team, Washington allows 30 runs over 59 hits on a .223 batting average, together with an OBP of .277.  Moreover, the team has had 72 strikeouts, with a 5.91 earned run average and a WHIP of 1.76. 

 

In this Saturday night’s matchup, Joshua Rogers will have the start for the Nationals.  The 27-year-old slugger has thrown for 5.1 innings and carries an ERA of 1.69.

 

  •   The Washington Nationals are at 5-13 SU in 18 of their previous matches
  •   Washington is at 7-3 SU in 10 of their previous matches played against the Pirates
  •   The total went OVER in four of the Nationals’ six previous games played on the road

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Washington Nationals vs Pittsburgh Pirates Predictions 4/16/2022

 

On the side of the Pittsburgh Pirates, the team dropped their record this season to 3-4 following a loss against the Nationals last time out.  Last Thursday, the Pirates managed to collect a home win as they took on Washington by 9-4, but recently came off a loss after the Nationals retaliated in game 2 by a five-point difference.

 

Third baseman Ke’Bryan Hayes took the reins for Pittsburgh, making 10 hits on an average of .385 and an OBP of .429.  On the other hand, shortstop Kevin Newman contributed five runs batted in, while left fielder Bryan Reynolds hammered a pair of home runs. 

 

The Pirates acquired 29 runs over 63 hits on a batting average of .265 and a .330 OBP.  Furthermore, Pittsburgh allowed 46 strikeouts on a 4.67 ERA and a WHIP of 1.37.  For this Saturday’s game, Bryse Wilson will hit the mound as the Pirates’ starting pitcher.  The right-hander has thrown for 4.0 innings and boasts an ERA of 6.75.

 

  • The Pittsburgh Pirates are at 2-5 SU in thorn last 7 matches played against a team from the National League East Division
  • The total went OVER in five of Pittsburgh’s last 7 games when played on a Saturday
  • The Pirates are at 3-6 SU in their last 9 matches when played in the month of April

Washington Nationals vs Pittsburgh Pirates.  The MLB pick is the Pittsburgh Pirates at +110.  Pittsburgh will bounce back from their loss against Washington last time out, but the play will be UNDER.

 

The UNDER paid out five of seven games in total between the two teams, as well as in seven of 10 games between the two when played in Pittsburgh.  Final Score Prediction, the Pittsburgh Pirates win by 4-2, but the play will be UNDER.

 

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Washington Nationals vs Pittsburgh Pirates 4/16/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

MLB Starting Time: 6:35 PM EDT

 

Location: PNC Park, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

 

Date: Saturday, April 16, 2022

 

TV: SportsNet

 

MLB Odds: Washington Nationals -115

 

MLB Total Odds: 9

 

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