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Washington Nationals vs. Pittsburgh Pirates

The Washington Nationals and the Pittsburgh Pirates will both be trying to pick up a win on Saturday when they battle at PNC Park.

Stephen Strasburg will be the starting pitcher for the Nationals on this day. Righthander Strasburg is 1-4 this season with a 3.13 ERA.

The Pirates will counter Strasburg with Jeff Locke. Lefthander Locke has a 2.83 ERA to go along with a 3-1 record this season.

The Nationals were a 3-1 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Pirates. That made winners of bettors who got Pittsburgh at -136 on the moneyline, while the total score (4) was good news for UNDER bettors.

Current streak:
Pittsburgh has won 2 straight games.

Team records:
Washington: 15-15 SU
Pittsburgh: 17-12 SU

Washington most recently:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Pittsburgh are 4-6
After playing Pittsburgh are 4-6
After a loss are 5-5

Pittsburgh most recently:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Washington are 5-5
After playing Washington are 6-4
After a win are 6-4

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Washington's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 15 of Washington's last 22 games on the road
Washington is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Pittsburgh's last 9 games
Pittsburgh is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games at home
Pittsburgh is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Washington

Next up:
Pittsburgh home to Washington, Sunday, May 5