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Pittsburgh Pirates Host Washington Nationals in MLB Baseball Betting Action

Washington Nationals

vs

Pittsburgh Pirates
Sunday, May 25, 2014 1:35 PM ET
PNC Park

The Pittsburgh Pirates battle the visiting Washington Nationals on Sunday in MLB betting odds action at PNC Park.

For the Pittsburgh Pirates, Francisco Liriano gets the ball, charged with keeping the Washington Nationals hitters off the base paths. He'll face Doug Fister, 1-1 on the year.

Washington Nationals vs Pittsburgh Pirates Opening Odds and Betting Line

The Pittsburgh Pirates were listed as -116 moneyline favorites earlier in the day at BetOnline, while odds makers set the opening total line around 7 earlier at TopBet.

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Computer Prediction: Washington Nationals vs Pittsburgh Pirates Pick

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 4-3.6 win for the Nationals. A 4-3.6 result in favor of the Nationals is the prediction by the Odds Shark handicapping pick engine. 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

The Pittsburgh Pirates sport a record of 22-26 heading into this matchup, while the Washington Nationals sit at 24-25 on the season 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. 17 ranking for hits at 8.52 per game. By contrast, the Washington Nationals are rated No. 21 in the same category at 8.39 per game.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Pittsburgh has the No. 19-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Nationals own the No. 8 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Washington was a 3-2 loser in its last match on the road against the Pirates. They lost as +101 underdogs, while the total score of 5 made winners of UNDER bettors. Washington looks to rebound from a loss to the Pirates, who beat them 3-2 on Saturday behind a start from Gerrit Cole at PNC Park.

Washington Nationals vs Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Odds Trends

Washington is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
Washington is 2-9 SU in its last 11 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games on the road
Washington is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games when playing Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Pittsburgh's last 10 games
Pittsburgh is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
Pittsburgh is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Washington

Next Betting Matchups

Washington home to Miami, Monday, May 26th
Pittsburgh at New York, Monday, May 26th