Washington favored by -130 against Pittsburgh on Thursday
Pittsburgh Pirates vs Washington Nationals Odds
Washington will try to be nasty hosts on Thursday when the Pittsburgh Pirates pay a visit to Nationals Park.
It's a pitching duel between Gio Gonzalez for the Nationals (7-3 on the year) and AJ Burnett for Pittsburgh (4-7 so far).
The Pirates were listed as +-130 underdogs on the baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks, including 5Dimes. The total was set at 7.5 before betting started earlier on Monday over at Bovada.
It's a baseball betting matchup between the National League No. 9-rated Nationals and the league No. 4-ranked Pirates, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Pirates rank No. 12 in the National League at 8.2 hits per game. That compares with Washington’s No. 14 ranking in that category.
Washington owns the National League's No. 5 defense, allowing 4 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Pittsburgh's National League No. 1-rated defense.
The Pirates were a 4-2 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Nationals. That made winners of bettors who got Pittsburgh at +118 on the moneyline, while the total score (6) was good news for UNDER bettors. Pittsburgh got the job done in their last match in a 4-2 victory over Washington on Wednesday at Nationals Park behind starter Francisco Liriano.
Pittsburgh Pirates Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 8-2
Before playing Miami are 6-4
After playing Washington are 5-5
After a win are 6-4
Washington Nationals Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing NY Mets are 6-4
After playing Pittsburgh are 5-5
After a loss are 2-8
A few Pirates at Nationals trends to consider:
Pittsburgh is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Washington
Pittsburgh is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Pittsburgh is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Pittsburgh's last 14 games
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Washington's last 13 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington's last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington's last 6 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Washington's last 15 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh at Miami, Friday, July 26
Washington home to NY Mets, Friday, July 26