Pittsburgh vs Washington Nationals MLB Betting Prediction

MLB Pittsburgh vs Washington Nationals Prediction 4/4/2024

The Pittsburgh Pirates (5-1) travel to face off against the Washington Nationals (2-3) on Thursday, April 4th. This game will be played at Nationals Park in Washington and televised on SN PT. The Nationals are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Pirates are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Pirates. First pitch is set for 4:05 ET.

Pirates vs Nationals

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The Nationals and Pirates split their most recent game of this series, with the Nationals picking up a 5-3 win at home. Despite being outhit 10-4, the Nationals were able to take advantage of their power, hitting one home run compared to one for the Pirates.

Joey Gallo went deep for the Nationals, while Luis Garcia Jr. went 3/4 with three doubles. CJ Abrams also drove in two runs for Washington. As for the Pirates, both Jack Suwinski and Michael A. Taylor drove in two runs apiece.

Trevor Williams got the start for the Nationals, giving up two earned runs on three hits. Kyle Finnegan picked up the save, while Mitch Keller took the loss, despite giving up just four hits and two earned runs.

Martín Pérez Gets The Start For The Pirates

Martín Pérez is on the mound for the Pirates in their matchup against the Nationals. He is coming off a no-decision in his first start of the season, where he went 4 1/3 innings and gave up 1 earned run on 6 hits. Pérez struck out 2 and walked 3 in that outing.

Pirates Offense Breakdown

For the Pirates, we have Oneil Cruz as our top power hitter today. His home run projection is the best on the team and 1st in the league. Ke’Bryan Hayes has the 4th best hits projection in the league, and Bryan Reynolds is 3rd in terms of home run projections.

Josiah Gray Gets The Start For The Nationals

Coming off a rough first start of the season, Josiah Gray and the Nationals are back at home to take on the Pirates. Gray took the loss in his first start, going 4 innings and giving up 7 runs on 8 hits. He did strike out 6 batters, but also gave up 2 home runs.

Nationals Offense Breakdown

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For the Nationals, we have CJ Abrams as our 2nd best player in terms of total hits and 2nd best in terms of home run projections. Joey Meneses is 5th in terms of total hits in the league today and Lane Thomas has the best home run projection on the team and 5th best in the league today.


Pirates vs Nationals Prediction


Our prediction for today’s Pirates vs. Nationals matchup is to take the Nationals on the money line, with the payout sitting at +114. We actually have the Nationals winning this one 6-5, meaning you could also look to take the over, as the line is currently sitting at 9 runs.

Looking at the starting pitchers, Josiah Gray is actually projected to finish with the most strikeouts among all starters today. If you’re looking for a player prop bet, Gray’s strikeout line could be a good option. As for Martín Pérez, he is projected to finish with around four strikeouts.

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