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Pittsburgh Pirates Starter Chad Kuhl Out to Silence Washington Nationals Bats in MLB Contest

A key battle on the MLB betting odds menu sees the visiting Washington Nationals dueling the Pittsburgh Pirates on Tuesday at PNC Park.

The Pittsburgh Pirates will rely on Chad Kuhl to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Stephen Strasburg will be his counterpart for the Washington Nationals. Chad Kuhl is 1-3 this season, and Stephen Strasburg is 3-1.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to pick the visiting Washington Nationals before the first pitch in this match found them as -145 moneyline favorites earlier today at Bovada. They saw the over/under total of 7.5 earlier at TopBet.

Odds Shark computer prediction formulas pick a 6.3-2.8 win for the Nationals on Tuesday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Washington Nationals vs Pittsburgh Pirates Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Pittsburgh Pirates bring a 16-22 record to the battle against the 24-13 Nationals. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Pittsburgh vs Washington injuries news.

The Pittsburgh Pirates sit at No. 24 in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Washington Nationals sit at No. 3 on the same chart.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features the Pittsburgh Pirates No. 28-ranked scoring average of 3.63 runs per game, against a Washington Nationals offense rated No. 1 and scoring 6.05 runs per game. The Pirates have averaged 7.42 hits per game to date this season, less than the Nationals hitters have managed (10 per nine innings).

Comparing defensive stats, Washington owns the No. 23-rated road mark, allowing 5.06 runs per game on the highway. Pittsburgh, on the other hand, rates No. 28 in scoring at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Nationals enjoyed a 6-5 victory at the expense of the Phillies on Sunday, with M Scherzer throwing innings of -hit ball at Nationals Park.

The Pirates beat Arizona in extra innings, earning a 6-4 victory at Chase Field in MLB wagering action.

Betting Trends
  • Washington is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Washington is 17-8 SU in its last 25 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Washington's last 7 games
  • Washington is 17-8 ATS in its last 25 games on the road
  • Pittsburgh is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Pittsburgh is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games
  • Pittsburgh is 6-19 ATS in its last 25 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Washington at Pittsburgh, Wednesday, May 17th

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