Pirates visit Washington Nationals in MLB clash
Pittsburgh Pirates vs Washington Nationals Odds
The baseball wagering menu sees a clash between Washington and Pittsburgh on Sunday, with the host Nationals trying to win for themselves and reward bettors who back them on the moneyline.
Washington sends Jason Marquis out against Kevin Correia for the Pirates in this game. Marquis is 7-2 with a 3.62 ERA on the season, while Correia is 10-6 on the year and has a 3.82 ERA.
The Pirates were listed as +-130 underdogs on the baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks. The total was set at 7.5 before betting started earlier on Monday.
This game matches up the No. 12 (Nationals) and the No. 13 (Pirates) teams in their respective leagues, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.
How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Washington's National League No. 11-ranked scoring average of 3.8 runs per game, against a Pirates offense rated No. 14 and scoring 3.8 runs per game in the league. The Nationals have averaged 7.7 hits per game to date this season, less than the Pirates hitters have managed (8 per nine innings).
Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Washington has the National League's No. 5-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Pirates own the National League's No. 6 mark in runs allowed.
In their last action, Pittsburgh was a 4-3 loser on the road against the Nationals. Bettors on Washington at -173 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (7) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. Pittsburgh looks to rebound from a loss to the Nationals, who beat them 4-3 on Saturday behind a start from John Lannan at Nationals Park.
Pittsburgh Pirates Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing Houston are 6-4
After playing Washington are 4-6
After a loss are 6-4
Washington Nationals Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 4-6
Before playing Chi Cubs are 3-7
After playing Pittsburgh are 5-5
After a win are 6-4
A few Pirates at Nationals trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games when playing Washington
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games when playing on the road against Washington
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Washington's last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Washington's last 5 games when playing Pittsburgh
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Washington's last 5 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh
Washington is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh home to Houston, Monday, July 4
Washington home to Chi Cubs, Monday, July 4