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Washington Nationals home to Pirates in baseball betting action

Pittsburgh PiratesWashington Nationals
July 24, 7:05 PM | GrassNationals Park

Pittsburgh Pirates vs Washington Nationals Odds

59-39TEAM RECORD48-52

Pittsburgh pays a visit to Washington on Wednesday, hoping to shut down the Nationals bats in baseball action at Nationals Park.

The Nationals will turn to Stephen Strasburg and his 5-7 record as they look for a win in this one, while the Pirates send Francisco Liriano (9-4) to the hill.

View Pittsburgh vs Washington Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Pirates were listed as +-130 underdogs on the baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks, including 5Dimes. The total was set at 7 before betting started earlier on Monday over at Bovada.

Power Rankings:
This game matches up the No. 9 (Nationals) and the No. 4 (Pirates) teams in their respective leagues, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Washington's No. 14 ranked National League offense (3.7 runs per game) against a Pirates defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 1 in the National League at 3.4 runs allowed per game. The Nationals have been averaging 7.9 hits per game, less than the Pirates have managed so far this season (8.2 hits on average).

Pittsburgh brings the National League's No. 1-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Nationals' league No. 5-ranked defense.

In their last action, Pittsburgh was a 5-1 winner on the road against the Nationals. Bettors on Pittsburgh at +100 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (6) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. Pittsburgh got the job done in their last match in a 5-1 victory over Washington on Tuesday at Nationals Park behind starter Gerrit Cole.

Pittsburgh Pirates Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Washington are 6-4
After playing Washington are 5-5
After a win are 6-4

Washington Nationals Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Pittsburgh are 3-7
After playing Pittsburgh are 6-4
After a loss are 3-7

A few Pirates at Nationals trends to consider:
Pittsburgh is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Washington
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games when playing on the road against Washington
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Pittsburgh's last 13 games
Pittsburgh is 10-4 SU in its last 14 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Washington's last 12 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Washington's last 7 games when playing Pittsburgh
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Washington's last 9 games at home

Next up:
Pittsburgh at Washington, Thursday, July 25