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Pittsburgh Pirates vs Washington Nationals Betting Odds Preview and Pick

Pittsburgh Pirates

vs

Washington Nationals
Saturday, August 16, 2014 7:05 PM ET
Nationals Park

The Washington Nationals get a visit from the Pittsburgh Pirates in MLB baseball betting action on Saturday, with the home side looking to send the visitors to the showers with a loss.

The match puts starter Jeff Locke for the Pittsburgh Pirates on the hill facing Gio Gonzalez for the Washington Nationals. Locke brings a 4-3 mark to the game, while Gonzalez is 6-9 to date on the season.

Pittsburgh Pirates vs Washington Nationals Opening Odds and Betting Line

Betting fans looking to pick the visiting Pittsburgh Pirates before the first pitch in this match found them as 150-moneyline underdogs earlier today at Bovada. They saw the over/under total of 7 earlier at TopBet.

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Computer Prediction: Pittsburgh Pirates vs Washington Nationals Pick

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 4.8-4.1 result in favor of the Nationals. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Pittsburgh Pirates vs Washington Nationals Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Washington Nationals bring a 67-53 record to the battle against the 64-58 Pirates. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Washington vs Pittsburgh injuries news.

The Washington Nationals vs Pittsburgh Pirates odds would favor the Nationals if the betting lines were set according to our power ranks. Washington is rated No. 5 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Pittsburgh is at No. 11.

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How Pittsburgh Pirates vs Washington Nationals Stats Matchup

Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features the Washington Nationals No. 12-ranked scoring average of 4.2 runs per game, against a Pittsburgh Pirates offense rated No. 10 and scoring 4.22 runs per game. The Nationals have averaged 8.56 hits per game to date this season, less than the Pirates hitters have managed (8.79 per nine innings).

Comparing defensive stats, Pittsburgh owns the No. 21-rated road mark, allowing 4.37 runs per game on the highway. Washington, on the other hand, rates No. 6 in scoring at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Pittsburgh was a 5-4 loser in its last match on the road against the Nationals. They lost as +142 underdogs, while the total score of 9 made winners of OVER bettors. The Pirates endured a 5-4 loss at the hands of the Nationals on Friday, with Charlie Morton throwing 3 innings of 7-hit ball at Nationals Park.

Pittsburgh Pirates vs Washington Nationals Betting Odds Trends

Pittsburgh is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 11 of Pittsburgh's last 16 games
Pittsburgh is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Pittsburgh's last 8 games on the road
Washington is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington's last 6 games
Washington is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games at home

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