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AJ Burnett Pirates at Home vs Washington in MLB Clash

Washington NationalsPittsburgh Pirates
May 8, 7:05 PM | GrassPNC Park

Washington Nationals vs Pittsburgh Pirates Odds

18-10TEAM RECORD12-16

The Pittsburgh Pirates host Washington on Tuesday, looking to build on their 12-16 mark against the 18-10 Nationals in MLB betting action at PNC Park.

Washington puts its faith in starter Edwin Jackson to earn a win and boost his personal mark of 1-1. Getting the ball for the Pirates is AJ Burnett, who owns a 1-2 record on the season with a 8.04 ERA.

View Washington vs Pittsburgh Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're going with the Pirates in this one, they're listed as moneyline underdogs of +110 on most baseball betting menus for Monday's contest.

Power Rankings:
It's a baseball betting matchup between the National League No. 12-rated Pirates and the league No. 9-ranked Nationals, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Pittsburgh's National League No. 16-ranked scoring average of 2.8 runs per game, against a Nationals offense rated No. 14 and scoring 3.4 runs per game in the league. The Pirates have averaged 7.4 hits per game to date this season, less than the Nationals hitters have managed (8.1 per nine innings).

Defensively, Washington features the National League's No. 1-rated defense on the road, allowing 2.4 runs per game. Pittsburgh, meanwhile, comes in at No. 16 in the National League at home, scoring 2.2 runs per game.

Washington was a 9-3 loser in its last match at home against the Phillies. They lost as -102 underdogs, while the total score of 12 made winners of OVER bettors. The Nationals were saddled with a loss last time out in Jordan Zimmermann's start, as they lost 9-3 against Philadelphia on Sunday at Nationals Park.

In their last action, Pittsburgh was a 5-0 loser at home against the Reds. Bettors on Cincinnati at -136 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. Pittsburgh didn't plate a single run in their last outing, shut down by Mat Latos in a losing cause, 5-0, against Cincinnati on Sunday.

Washington Nationals Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 2-8
Before playing Pittsburgh are 5-5
After playing Philadelphia are 7-3
After a loss are 5-5

Pittsburgh Pirates Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
Before playing Washington are 4-6
After playing Cincinnati are 4-6
After a loss are 9-1

A few Nationals at Pirates trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Washington's last 6 games when playing Pittsburgh
Washington is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Washington's last 11 games when playing on the road against Pittsburgh
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games when playing Washington
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Pittsburgh's last 11 games when playing at home against Washington
The total has gone UNDER in 18 of Pittsburgh's last 25 games

Next up:
Washington at Pittsburgh, Wednesday, May 9