Pittsburgh Pirates vs Washington Nationals Prediction MLB Picks 4/4/24

Washington Nationals (1-3) vs Pittsburgh Pirates (5-0)

Game Info: Thursday, April 4, 2024 at 4:05 pm (Nationals Park)

Josiah Gray (0-1) (15.75) vs Martin Perez (0-0) (2.08)

Betting Odds: Washington Nationals -102 / Pittsburgh Pirates -108 --- Over/Under: 9 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Pittsburgh Pirates and Washington Nationals meet Thursday in MLB action at Nationals Park. We will look at this from a betting perspective and determine the best bets for this game. Here’s a Pirates vs Nationals prediction.

Pirates Betting Preview

The Pirates look for a series win after beating the Nats and Marlins. The Pirates meet the Orioles for a 3-game series after this game. The Pirates' offense didn’t show up in Wednesday’s loss, but Pitt has scored 6 or more runs in 5 of their first 6 games. The Pirates have won 9 of their last 10 games when scoring more than 3 runs. Ke’Bryan Hayes leads the Pirates with 9 hits and 5 RBI, while Michael A. Taylor and Bryan Reynolds have combined for 17 hits and 14 RBI. Martin Perez gets the ball for the Pirates, and he is 0-0 with a 2.08 ERA and 2 strikeouts this season. Perez is 0-2 with a 7.80 ERA and 10 strikeouts in his career against the Nationals. The Pirates will face the Orioles and Tigers following this series.

Nationals Betting Preview

The Nationals look to get to a .500 record after wins over the Pirates and Reds. The Nationals play the Phillies for 3 games after this contest. The Nationals have scored at least 4 runs in each of their last 4 games. The Nationals need to find quality pitching, as they’re allowing an average of 6.2 runs per game. CJ Abrams leads the Nationals with 6 hits and 4 RBI, while Keibert Ruiz and Jesse Winker have combined for 11 hits and 4 RBI. Josiah Gray gets the ball for the Nationals, and he is 0-1 with a 15.75 ERA and 6 strikeouts this season. Gray is 1-1 with a 4.15 ERA and 20 strikeouts in his career against the Pirates.

Washington Nationals Player Prop Facts

  • CJ Abrams has recorded at least one RBI in four of the Nationals' last five home games against NL opponents.
  • CJ Abrams has recorded two or more total bases in each of the Nationals' last five games against opponents that held a winning record.
  • Luis Garcia has recorded at least one Double in four of his last five appearances against opponents that held a winning record.
  • Joey Gallo has recorded at least one hit in each of his last seven appearances with his team as a home underdog against NL Central opponents.
  • Keibert Ruiz has recorded at least one Single in each of his last 10 appearances against opponents that held a winning record.
  • Josiah Gray has recorded six or more strikeouts in five of his six previous home appearances against NL Central opponents.
  • Joey Gallo has hit a home run in three of his four previous appearances with his team as an underdog against the Pirates.
  • Luis Garcia has scored at least one run in each of his last seven home appearances against opponents that held a winning record.
  • CJ Abrams ranks T3rd in the league in Steals (3) this season.

Pittsburgh Pirates Player Prop Facts

  • Bryan Reynolds has hit at least one home run in four of his five previous Thursday appearances against NL East teams that held a losing record.
  • Connor Joe has scored at least one run in each of his 10 previous road appearances against NL East opponents that held a losing record.
  • Bryan Reynolds has recorded at least one total base in each of his last 15 appearances in day games against NL teams that held a losing record.
  • Michael A. Taylor has recorded at least one RBI in each of his last six appearances against opponents that held a losing record.
  • Bryan Reynolds has recorded a Double in six of the Pirates' last seven games as road favorites against NL opponents.
  • Bryan Reynolds has recorded at least one hit in each of his last 15 appearances in day games against NL teams that held a losing record.
  • Bryan Reynolds has recorded a Single in each of the Pirates' last six day games against NL opponents that held a losing record.

Pirates vs Nationals prediction

The Nationals may have the edge at home with the quick turnaround, but the pitching has been so bad they're hard to trust. Josiah Gray was rocked in his season debut, and it reminds me of his first three seasons. Was last season a fluke for Gray? I guess time will tell. Martin Perez is the more trustworthy pitcher given he has more than a decade under his belt and he showed flashes in his season debut. We're still feeling out these two expected below average teams. We've still seen more from the Pirates up to this point. Give me the Pirates and the pick em price.

Randy’s Pick Pittsburgh Pirates -108

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