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Pittsburgh Pirates Open as Moneyline Underdog vs the Washington Nationals

The Washington Nationals will look to pick up a road win when they take on the Pirates in Pittsburgh at PNC Park on Thursday in MLB baseball betting odds action.

Pittsburgh sends Tyler Glasnow out against Tanner Roark for the Washington Nationals in this game. Glasnow is 1-3 with a 7.98 ERA on the season, while Roark is 3-1 on the year and has a 3.88 ERA.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to pick the Pittsburgh Pirates in this matchup found them as 115 underdogs on the MLB money line at BetOnline. Betting the over under instead? It was 9 at its open earlier today and hovering near that number at Bovada.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 5.9-3.3 win for the Nationals. 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 17-23 record to the battle against the 25-14 Nationals. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Pittsburgh vs Washington injuries news.

This game puts the Pittsburgh Pirates, most recently No. 24 in Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Washington Nationals, who rate a No. 3 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

At the plate, Pittsburgh owns the No. 29 ranking for hits at 7.43 per game. By contrast, the Washington Nationals are rated No. 1 in the same category at 9.92 per game.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Pittsburgh has the No. 18-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Nationals own the No. 19 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Washington didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 6-1 to Pittsburgh on Wednesday at PNC Park.

Betting Trends
  • Washington is 2-7 ATS in its last 9 games
  • Washington is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 7 of Washington's last 9 games
  • Washington is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Pittsburgh is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Pittsburgh is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games
  • Pittsburgh is 7-18 ATS in its last 25 games at home
  • Pittsburgh is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Washington at Atlanta, Friday, May 19th
Pittsburgh home to Philadelphia, Friday, May 19th

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