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Jordan Zimmermann, Charlie Morton Take Mound in Washington Nationals vs Pittsburgh Pirates Tilt

Washington Nationals

vs

Pittsburgh Pirates
Friday, May 23, 2014 7:05 PM ET
PNC Park

The Pittsburgh Pirates will look to bolster their win total and reward those moneyline betting when the Washington Nationals invade PNC Park on Friday.

Charlie Morton gets the call for the Pittsburgh Pirates and he will try to build on a 0-6 mark. In the other dugout, Jordan Zimmermann brings a 3-1 ledger to the game for the Washington Nationals as he tries to quiet the Pirates bats.

Washington Nationals vs Pittsburgh Pirates Opening Odds and Betting Line

Pittsburgh was a -104 moneyline underdogs earlier in the day at BetOnline, based on the starting pitcher matchup. That pairing made odds makers at 5Dimes pick an opening over under number of 7.

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Computer Prediction: Washington Nationals vs Pittsburgh Pirates Pick

Odds Shark prediction models pick the Nationals to win this game 4.1-3.6. 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

20-26 Pittsburgh battles the Nationals, currently with a 24-23 mark. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Pittsburgh vs Washington injuries news.

The Pittsburgh Pirates vs Washington Nationals odds would favor the Nationals if the betting lines were set according to our power ranks. Pittsburgh is rated No. 19 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Washington is at No. 11.

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How Washington Nationals vs Pittsburgh Pirates Stats Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Pittsburgh Pirates No. 21 ranked offense (3.93 runs per game) against a Washington Nationals defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 11 at 3.87 runs allowed per game. The Pittsburgh Pirates have been averaging 8.57 hits per game, more than the Washington Nationals have managed so far this season (8.47 hits on average).

Comparing defensive stats, Washington owns the No. 21-rated road mark, allowing 4.57 runs per game on the highway. Pittsburgh, on the other hand, rates No. 10 in scoring at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Last time out for Washington, they were a 3-1 loser as they battled the Pirates on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Pirates at -126 were rewarded, while the 4 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Washington looks to rebound from a loss to the Pirates, who beat them 3-1 on Thursday behind a start from Edinson Volquez at PNC Park.

Washington Nationals vs Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Odds Trends

Washington is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
Washington is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games on the road
Washington is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Pittsburgh
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Pittsburgh's last 8 games
Pittsburgh is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games at home
Pittsburgh is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Washington

Next Betting Matchups

Washington at Pittsburgh, Saturday, May 24th

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