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Nationals visit Pittsburgh Pirates in MLB clash

Washington NationalsPittsburgh Pirates
May 10, 7:05 PM | GrassPNC Park

Washington Nationals vs Pittsburgh Pirates Odds

18-12TEAM RECORD14-16

The baseball wagering menu sees a clash between Pittsburgh and Washington on Thursday, with the host Pirates trying to win for themselves and reward bettors who back them on the moneyline.

Washington puts its faith in starter Stephen Strasburg to earn a win and boost his personal mark of 2-0. Getting the ball for the Pirates is Kevin Correia, who owns a 1-2 record on the season with a 3.38 ERA.

View Washington vs Pittsburgh Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the Nationals listed as favorites of 150 at most sportsbooks. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 6.5, depending on the book.

Power Rankings:
The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Pirates at No. 14 in the National League and the Nationals at No. 7 in the National League heading into this contest.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Pittsburgh's No. 16 ranked National League offense (2.9 runs per game) against a Nationals defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 1 in the National League at 3 runs allowed per game. The Pirates have been averaging 7.3 hits per game, less than the Nationals have managed so far this season (8 hits on average).

Comparing defensive stats, Washington owns the National League's No. 1-rated road mark, allowing 2.7 runs per game on the highway. Pittsburgh, on the other hand, rates No. 16 in scoring at home.

The Nationals were a 4-2 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Pirates. That made winners of bettors who got Pittsburgh at -131 on the moneyline, while the total score (6) was good news for UNDER bettors. The Nationals endured a 4-2 loss at the hands of the Pirates on Wednesday, with Ross Detwiler throwing 6 innings of 7-hit ball at PNC Park.

Washington Nationals Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Cincinnati are 5-5
After playing Pittsburgh are 4-6
After a loss are 4-6

Pittsburgh Pirates Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 2-8
Before playing Houston are 4-6
After playing Washington are 7-3
After a win are 2-8

A few Nationals at Pirates trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Washington's last 8 games when playing Pittsburgh
The total has gone OVER in 17 of Washington's last 24 games when playing on the road against Pittsburgh
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Washington's last 16 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Pittsburgh's last 7 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games
Pittsburgh is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Washington
Pittsburgh is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Washington

Next up:
Washington at Cincinnati, Friday, May 11
Pittsburgh home to Houston, Friday, May 11