Pittsburgh vs Washington Nationals MLB Betting Prediction

MLB Pittsburgh vs Washington Nationals Prediction 4/3/2024

The Washington Nationals are playing for the first time this season while the Pittsburgh Pirates are coming off a win. The Pirates are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Nationals are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Nationals. First pitch is set for 6:45 ET.

Pirates vs Nationals

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The Pirates and Nationals played a close game in the previous matchup of this series, with the Pirates picking up an 8-4 win on the road. Despite the Nationals hitting one more home run than the Pirates, Pittsburgh had 15 hits compared to eight for Washington.

Neither starter got a decision in the game, with Marco Gonzales going five innings and giving up one run for the Pirates. Roansy Contreras got the win out of the bullpen, while Aroldis Chapman picked up the save. Robert Garcia took the loss for Washington.

Washington’s only home run came from Riley Adams, while the Pirates had six different players drive in a run. Bryan Reynolds had three RBI, while Michael A. Taylor scored two runs and went 3/4 at the plate.

Mitch Keller Gets The Start For The Pirates

Mitch Keller will be on the mound for the Pittsburgh Pirates as they take on the Washington Nationals on the road. Keller’s last start was against the Marlins, where he went 5 2/3 innings and gave up four earned runs. He will be looking to bounce back in this outing.

Pirates Offense Breakdown

For the Pirates, we like Oneil Cruz to have a big game at the plate. He has the highest home run projection on the team and the 9th best in the league today. Ke’Bryan Hayes has the highest total hits projection on the team and his home run projection is 13th in the league. Bryan Reynolds has the 2nd best home run projection on the team and 10th best in the league today.

Trevor Williams Gets The Start For The Nationals

Trevor Williams is coming off a season in which he made 30 starts and finished with a record of 6-10. His ERA for the season was 5.55, and he finished the year with five quality starts. Williams’ WHIP for the season was 1.60, and he gave up a total of 34 home runs. His FIP for the season was 5.98, and he finished the year with an OPS allowed of .883. Williams’ strikeout-to-walk ratio for the season was 2.1, and he averaged 1.8 walks per game.

Nationals Offense Breakdown

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When looking at the Nationals’ player prop projections, we see that Lane Thomas has the highest home run projection on the team and the 11th highest in today’s slate of games. Joey Gallo has the 2nd highest home run projection on the team and the 12th highest in today’s games. In terms of total hits, CJ Abrams has the highest projection on the team and Joey Meneses has the 2nd highest. Meneses’ total hits projection is 21st best in today’s games.


Pirates vs Nationals Prediction


Our prediction for today’s Pirates vs. Nationals game is to take the Nationals on the money line, with the payout sitting at +135. We have the Nationals winning this one by a final score of 6-5.

Looking at today’s starters, Mitch Keller is projected to finish with seven strikeouts, which is the fifth-best among today’s starters. As for Trevor Williams, he is projected to finish with five K’s, which has him at 14th.

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