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The fans at PNC Park will be treated to a game between the Washington Nationals and the Pittsburgh Pirates when they take their seats on Sunday.
Lefthander Gio Gonzalez will take the mound for the Nationals to start this game. Gonzalez is 2-2 this season with a 5.34 ERA.
Gonzalez's opponent in this one will be Wandy Rodriguez. The Pirates lefthander has a 3.91 ERA to go along with a 2-1 record this season.
Last time out for Washington, they were a 5-4 winner as they battled the Pirates on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Nationals at -135 were rewarded, while the 9 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors.
Washington: 16-15 SU
Pittsburgh: 17-13 SU
Washington most recently:
When playing on Sunday are 9-1
Before playing Kansas City are 6-3
After playing Pittsburgh are 5-5
After a win are 4-6
Pittsburgh most recently:
When playing on Sunday are 7-3
Before playing Seattle are 3-3
After playing Washington are 5-5
After a loss are 7-3
A few trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Washington's last 7 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 16 of Washington's last 23 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington's last 6 games
Washington is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Pittsburgh
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Pittsburgh's last 10 games
Pittsburgh is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games at home
Pittsburgh is 10-5 SU in its last 15 games
Washington at Kansas City, Monday, May 6
Pittsburgh home to Seattle, Tuesday, May 7