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Pittsburgh Pirates vs Washington Nationals Preview

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April 25, 7:05 PM | GrassPNC Park

Washington Nationals vs Pittsburgh Pirates Odds

10-10TEAM RECORD9-12

The Washington Nationals will look to grab a road win when they take on the Pirates in Pittsburgh at PNC Park on Monday in baseball odds action.

Paul Maholm gets the call for the Pittsburgh Pirates and he will try to build on a 0-3 mark. In the other dugout, John Lannan brings a 2-1 ledger to the game for the Nationals as he tries to quiet the Pirates bats.

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Betting Line:
The Nationals were listed as +-130 underdogs on the baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks. The total was set at 8.5 before betting started earlier on Monday.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Pittsburgh's No. 15 ranked National League offense (3.7 runs per game) against a Nationals defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 9 in the National League at 4.4 runs allowed per game. The Pirates have been averaging 8 hits per game, more than the Nationals have managed so far this season (7.4 hits on average).

Comparing defensive stats, Washington owns the National League's No. 12-rated road mark, allowing 4.7 runs per game on the highway. Pittsburgh, on the other hand, rates No. 14 in scoring at home.

Washington won its last outing, a 6-3 result against the Pirates on April 24. Bettors who backed the Nationals at +116 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (9) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Washington got the job done in their last match in a 6-3 victory over Pittsburgh on Sunday at PNC Park behind starter Jason Marquis.

Washington Nationals Trends:
When playing on Monday are 4-6
Before playing NY Mets are 5-5
After playing Pittsburgh are 9-1
After a win are 5-5

Pittsburgh Pirates Trends:
When playing on Monday are 6-4
Before playing San Francisco are 4-6
After playing Washington are 1-9
After a loss are 5-5

A few Nationals at Pirates trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Washington's last 10 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Washington's last 6 games when playing on the road against Pittsburgh
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games
Washington is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games when playing Pittsburgh
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games when playing at home against Washington
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games when playing Washington
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Pittsburgh's last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Pittsburgh's last 13 games at home

Next up:
Washington home to NY Mets, Tuesday, April 26
Pittsburgh home to San Francisco, Tuesday, April 26