Washington Nationals at Pittsburgh Pirates: 4/16/22 MLB Picks and Prediction

Washington Nationals at Pittsburgh Pirates: 4/16/22 MLB Picks and Prediction Photo by Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Pittsburgh Pirates (3-3) vs Washington Nationals (3-5)

Game Info: Saturday, April 16, 2022 at 6:35 pm (PNC Park)

Bryse Wilson (0-0) (6.75) vs Josh Rogers (1-0) (1.69)

Betting Odds: Pittsburgh Pirates -111 / Washington Nationals -120 --- Over/Under: 9 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Washington Nationals will visit the Pittsburgh Pirates in the third game of their series in the National League East division versus Central matchup on Saturday night from PNC Park. The weather is expected to be pretty humid with a small chance of rain and 8.9 mile per hour winds.

The Washington Nationals are coming off of a 5 run win against the Pittsburgh Pirates in their last game. The series is tied at 1-1. 

Erick Fedde got the start for the Washington Nationals in this one. He has a 3.6 ERA, with 11 strikes and a 1.3 whip.  He allowed two runs and four hits in five innings, struck out six and walked two.

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Washington Nationals left-hander Josh Rogers, will be the starter for this one. This season he has a 1.69 ERA. He has 3 strikeouts and a .75 whip. He allowed two earned runs in 6 2/3 innings last season in his lone appearance against the Pirates.

The Pittsburgh Pirates are coming off of a 3 run loss against the Washington Nationals in their last game. The series is tied at 1-1.  Nelson Cruz and Josh Bell drove in three runs each in the win.

Mitch Keller got the start for the Pittsburgh Pirates in this one. He has a 9.39 ERA, with 8 strikes and a 2.35 whip.  He gave up four runs, seven hits and three walks in 3 2/3 innings. 

Pittsburgh Pirates right-hander, Bryse Wilson will be the starter for this one. This season he has a 6.75 ERA. He had 2 strikeouts and a 1.5 whip. 

The Nationals are 6-2 in the last 8 meetings and are 9-4 in their last 13 road games with the total set at 6.5 or lower. The Pirates are 2-6 in their last 8 games vs. a team with a winning % below .400 and are 1-4 in their last 5 vs. National League East. The Pirates are also 1-4 in their last 5 home games vs. a left-handed starter and are 10-42 in their last 52 during game 3 of a series. The Nationals should get the win here as they are simply the stronger club.

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