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2021 MLB Handicapping
(23-43) Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Washington Nationals (29-35)
Date: Wednesday, June 16th, 2021
Time: 4:05 PM ET
Venue: Nationals Park, Washington, D.C.
Projected Pitchers: Chase De Jong (PIT) vs. Paolo Espino (WAS)
MLB Moneyline Odds: Pirates +150 | Nationals -160
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Nationals -1.5 (-135)
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: 8.5
The Washington Nationals will host the Pittsburgh Pirates in the opener of a three-game series beginning on Monday.
The Nationals are coming off a 5-0 win Sunday, giving them the split in a four-game series against the San Francisco Giants.
The Pirates fell to the Milwaukee Brewer 5-2 on Sunday and have now lost seven straight games.
Kyle Schwarber homered again to snap a seventh-inning tie and drove in two runs for the Washington Nationals in their 3-2 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Monday night in game 1.
Yan Gomes connected for a grand slam and Trea Turner got four hits, leading Patrick Corbin and Nationals over the Pirates 8-1 on Wednesday night.
The Pirates are last in the NL Central with a 23-43 record and 10-24 on the road.
The Pirates offense ranks dead-last with 3.5 runs per game and 45 home runs on the season, which are 11 less than any other team in baseball.
Chase De Jong will toe the rubber for the Pirates in the series finale on Wednesday afternoon. De Jong is still seeking his first win of the season, currently sitting at 0-0 with a 4.80 ERA.
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The Washington Nationals have seemed to make a habit out of slow starts and are currently off to another one, with a 29-35 record, an NL East worst.
Trea Turner leads Washington with a .299 batting average and 13 stolen bases. Kyle Schwarber leads the team with 12 home runs and 31 RBI on the season.
The Nationals have not been a great offensive team this season. They are 28th in scoring, averaging 3.8 runs per game, and 27th with 59 team home runs.
Paolo Espino will get the ball in what has been a strong start to the season for the righty. He’s been taking the spot of Max Scherzer in the rotation and at 0-2 with only a 2.78 ERA, will be looking for his first win of the season as well.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Pittsburgh is 23-43 overall
- Pittsburgh is 10-24 on the road
- Nationals are 29-35 overall
- Nationals are 17-17 at home
Free Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Washington Nationals MLB Prediction:
The Pirates are playing like one of the worst teams in baseball and it’s difficult to expect much to change over the course of Wednesday’s finale for the Nationals not to get the win and sweep.
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