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Pittsburgh Pirates Host Washington Nationals in MLB Baseball Betting Action

Washington Nationals

vs

Pittsburgh Pirates
Thursday, May 22, 2014 7:05 PM ET
PNC Park

The Pittsburgh Pirates look to emerge victorious in MLB odds action as the Washington Nationals arrive at PNC Park on Thursday.

Blake Treinen gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Washington Nationals on this Thursday; he's 0-1 on the season. The Pittsburgh Pirates, meanwhile, will counter with Edinson Volquez, who will be looking to improve on his 1-4 mark.

Washington Nationals vs Pittsburgh Pirates Opening Odds and Betting Line

On the MLB moneyline for this betting odds matchup, Pittsburgh sat as -128 favorites earlier in the day at Bovada. The over/under total was set at 7.5, according to 5Dimes.

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Computer Prediction: Washington Nationals vs Pittsburgh Pirates Pick

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 4.2-3.6 victory 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 Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

19-26 Pittsburgh battles the Nationals, currently with a 24-22 mark. 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. 19 in Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Washington Nationals, who rate a No. 11 in the latest survey.

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How Washington Nationals vs Pittsburgh Pirates Stats Matchup

At the plate, Pittsburgh owns the No. 15 ranking for hits at 8.6 per game. By contrast, the Washington Nationals are rated No. 17 in the same category at 8.54 per game.

Pittsburgh owns the No. 21 defense, allowing 3.96 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Washington's No. 10-rated defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

In their last action, Washington was a 2-1 loser at home against the Reds. Bettors on Cincinnati at +134 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. The Nationals were saddled with a loss last time out in Tanner Roark's start, as they lost 2-1 against Cincinnati on Wednesday at Nationals Park.

The Pirates were a 9-8 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Orioles. That made winners of bettors who got Pittsburgh at -122 on the moneyline, while the total score (17) was good news for OVER bettors. Pittsburgh rolled to a 9-8 win against Baltimore on Wednesday, as Wandy Rodriguez and the Pirates' bats led the team to victory at PNC Park.

Washington Nationals vs Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Odds Trends

Washington is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 12 of Washington's last 18 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington's last 6 games when playing Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 7 games
Pittsburgh is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Washington at Pittsburgh, Friday, May 23rd

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