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Washington sends Gio Gonzalez vs Erik Bedard in Nationals vs Pirates game

Pittsburgh PiratesWashington Nationals
May 16, 7:05 PM | GrassNationals Park

Pittsburgh Pirates vs Washington Nationals Odds

17-19TEAM RECORD22-14

The Washington Nationals will look to bolster their win total and reward moneyline bettors when the Pittsburgh Pirates invade Nationals Park on Wednesday.

Washington hands the ball to starter Gio Gonzalez in this one and he'll try to improve on his 4-1 mark on the year. Pittsburgh counters with Erik Bedard, who will try to quiet the fans and the Nationals bats at the same time.

View Pittsburgh vs Washington Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Baseball odds makers opened the Nationals as -170 moneyline favorites in this matchup. Over under bettors saw the number open at 6.5.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the National League's No. 13-rated Pirates taking on the National League's No. 4-rated Nationals in this contest.

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How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Washington's National League No. 14-ranked scoring average of 3.6 runs per game, against a Pirates offense rated No. 16 and scoring 2.8 runs per game in the league. The Nationals have averaged 8.3 hits per game to date this season, more than the Pirates hitters have managed (7.1 per nine innings).

Comparing defensive stats, Pittsburgh owns the National League's No. 9-rated road mark, allowing 4.3 runs per game on the highway. Washington, on the other hand, rates No. 11 in scoring at home.

The Pirates were a 6-2 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Marlins. That made winners of bettors who got Miami at -181 on the moneyline, while the total score (8) was good news for OVER bettors. The Pirates endured a 6-2 loss at the hands of the Marlins on Tuesday, with Kevin Correia throwing 3 2/3 innings of 8-hit ball at Marlins Park.

Washington lost its last outing, a 6-1 result against the Padres on May 15. Bettors who backed the Padres at +181 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (7) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Washington didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 6-1 to San Diego on Tuesday at Nationals Park.

Pittsburgh Pirates Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 3-7
Before playing Washington are 5-5
After playing Miami are 3-7
After a loss are 8-2

Washington Nationals Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
Before playing Pittsburgh are 4-6
After playing San Diego are 5-5
After a loss are 4-6

A few Pirates at Nationals trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games when playing on the road against Washington
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games
Pittsburgh is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Washington
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Washington's last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Washington's last 6 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games
Washington is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh

Next up:
Pittsburgh at Washington, Thursday, May 17

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