Washington Nationals vs. Pittsburgh Pirates Prediction, Betting Tips & Picks 4/17/2022

by | Apr 17, 2022

Seeking their fifth win of the year, the Washington Nationals (4-5) are favorites (-116) on the moneyline when they take on the Pittsburgh Pirates (4-4) Sunday at 1:35 PM ET. Patrick Corbin takes the mound for Washington while Jose Quintana is Pittsburgh’s starter for the contest.

Washington Nationals vs. Pittsburgh Pirates: Predictions, Betting Odds, Spread, Line

Nationals vs Pirates Betting Information
Favorite Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds
Nationals -116 -104 8.5 -107 -113 -1.5 +136 -158

Computer Predictions for Nationals vs. Pirates

Our computer pick: Pittsburgh Pirates (-104) and Over (8.5)

Nationals vs. Pirates Game Info

  • Washington Nationals probable starting pitcher: Patrick Corbin
  • Pittsburgh Pirates probable starting pitcher: José Quintana
  • Game Day: Sunday, April 17, 2022
  • Game Time: 1:35 PM ET
  • Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Stadium: PNC Park

Washington Nationals vs Pittsburgh Pirates Pitching Matchup

Corbin Quintana
2 GS 1
0-2 W-L 0-1
10.80 ERA 1.69
6.2 IP 5.1
5 BB 2
7 SO 3

Nationals Starter Patrick Corbin

  • Corbin (0-2) gets the start for the Nationals, his third of the season.
  • His last time out was on Tuesday against the Atlanta Braves, when the left-hander went 2 2/3 innings, surrendering six earned runs while giving up nine hits.
  • In two appearances this season, he has compiled a 10.80 ERA and averages 9.5 strikeouts per nine innings while opposing batters are hitting .438 against him.
  • He will face a Pirates offense that ranks 12th in the league with 35 runs while batting .269 as a squad. It has a collective .395 slugging percentage (13th in MLB action) and has hit a total of five home runs (27th in MLB).

Pirates Starter José Quintana

  • Quintana will take to the mound for the Pirates, his second start of the season.
  • The left-hander last pitched on Tuesday against the Chicago Cubs, throwing 5 1/3 innings and giving up one earned run.
  • He has pitched to a 1.69 ERA this season with 5.1 strikeouts per nine innings compared to 3.4 walks per nine across one games.
  • The Nationals have scored 38 runs this season, which ranks fifth in MLB. They have 72 hits, sixth in baseball, with six home runs (22nd in the league).

Nationals Betting Picks & Insights

  • The Nationals have not played a game this season while listed as the favorite.
  • Washington has not entered a game this season with shorter moneyline odds than -116.
  • The moneyline for this contest implies a 53.7% chance of a victory for the Nationals.
  • Washington and its opponents have hit the over in four of their nine games with a total this season.
  • The Nationals have an ATS record of 4-5-0 in nine games with a spread this season.

Pirates Betting Picks & Insights

  • The Pirates have come away with two wins in the five contests they have been listed as the underdogs in this season.
  • Pittsburgh has a mark of 2-3 in contests where sportsbooks favor them by -104 or worse on the moneyline.
  • The Pirates have an implied victory probability of 51% according to the moneyline set for this matchup.
  • Contests with Pittsburgh have gone over the total set by oddsmakers in four of eight chances this season.
  • In eight games with a line this season, the Pirates have a mark of 5-3-0 against the spread.

Nationals Leaders & Batting Stats

  • Juan Soto paces the Nationals with three home runs while accumulating a team-best batting average of .344.
  • Including all MLB batters, Soto ranks 28th in batting average, 12th in on-base percentage, and 17th in slugging.
  • Soto takes a hitting streak of three games into this game. During his last five outings he is hitting .412 with a double, two home runs, six walks and two RBI.
  • Josh Bell has put up eight runs batted in to pace his team.
  • Bell is 55th in home runs and eighth in RBI in the bigs.
  • Bell has six games in a row with at least one hit. During his last nine games he is batting .333 with a double, a home run, seven walks and eight RBI.
  • Maikel Franco has driven in a team-high eight runs batted in.
  • Franco will look to build on his four-game hitting in this game. In his last five games he is batting .263 with a double, a walk and three RBI.
  • Nelson Cruz has a home run and four walks while hitting .182.
Juan Soto 9 .344 .488 .656 3 3 11
Josh Bell 9 .333 .450 .455 1 8 11
Maikel Franco 9 .294 .306 .441 1 8 10
Nelson Cruz 8 .182 .270 .273 1 6 6
Yadiel Hernandez 6 .444 .500 .556 0 2 8

Pirates Leaders & Batting Stats

  • Bryan Reynolds racked up a batting average of .302, with 24 home runs and 90 runs batted in last season.
  • Kevin Newman hit .226 with 22 doubles, three triples, five home runs and 27 walks.
  • Ke’Bryan Hayes hit .257 a season ago with 20 doubles, two triples, six home runs and 31 walks.
  • Ben Gamel had 18 doubles, three triples, eight home runs and 51 walks while batting .247.
Bryan Reynolds 159 .302 .390 .522 24 90 169
Daniel Vogelbach 93 .219 .349 .381 9 24 47
Ben Gamel 122 .247 .347 .388 8 26 84
Yoshitomo Tsutsugo 81 .217 .307 .383 8 32 50
Roberto Pérez 44 .149 .245 .319 7 17 21

Betting Tips for Nationals vs. Pirates

After looking at all of the key trends and stats for this matchup, our best bet is the Pirates on the moneyline at -104. Our computer picks see the scoring going over the total of 8.5 runs.

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