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The Pittsburgh Pirates will be trying to extend a winning streak on Thursday when they take on the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park.
Righthander AJ Burnett will take the mound for the Pirates to start this game. Burnett is 4-7 this season with a 3.07 ERA.
Starting this game for the Nationals will be Gio Gonzalez. The lefthander has a 2.89 ERA to go along with a 7-3 record this season.
The Pirates were a 4-2 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Nationals. That made winners of bettors who got Pittsburgh at +118 on the moneyline, while the total score (6) was good news for UNDER bettors.
Pittsburgh has won 4 straight games.
Washington has lost 6 straight games.
Pittsburgh: 60-39 SU
Washington: 48-53 SU
Pittsburgh most recently:
When playing on Thursday are 8-2
Before playing Miami are 6-4
After playing Washington are 5-5
After a win are 6-4
Washington most recently:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing NY Mets are 6-4
After playing Pittsburgh are 5-5
After a loss are 2-8
A few trends to consider:
Pittsburgh is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Washington
Pittsburgh is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Pittsburgh is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Pittsburgh's last 14 games
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Washington's last 13 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington's last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington's last 6 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Washington's last 15 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh at Miami, Friday, July 26
Washington home to NY Mets, Friday, July 26