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Pittsburgh Pirates vs Washington Nationals MLB Baseball Betting Lines Preview

Pittsburgh Pirates

vs

Washington Nationals
Sunday, August 17, 2014 5:05 PM ET
Nationals Park

The Pittsburgh Pirates will look to pick up a road win when they take on the Nationals in Washington at Nationals Park on Sunday in MLB baseball betting odds action.

Edinson Volquez gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Pittsburgh Pirates on this Sunday; he's 10-7 on the season. The Washington Nationals, meanwhile, will counter with Doug Fister, who will be looking to improve on his 12-3 mark.

Pittsburgh Pirates vs Washington Nationals Opening Odds and Betting Line

The Pittsburgh Pirates were listed as 144 underdogs on the MLB baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks, including 5Dimes. The total was set at 7 before betting started earlier on Sunday over at Bovada.

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Computer Prediction: Pittsburgh Pirates vs Washington Nationals Pick

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 4.8-4.1 victory for the Nationals. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Pittsburgh Pirates vs Washington Nationals Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Washington Nationals bring a 68-53 record to the battle against the 64-59 Pirates. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Washington vs Pittsburgh injuries news.

The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Washington Nationals at No. 5 and the Pittsburgh Pirates at No. 11 heading into this contest.

How Pittsburgh Pirates vs Washington Nationals Stats Matchup

On offense, it's a battle between the Washington Nationals and its No. 12-rated batting order, averaging 4.2 runs per nine innings, against the No. 10 lineup of the Pittsburgh Pirates at 4.21 runs per outing.

Pittsburgh brings the No. 16-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Nationals's No. 3-ranked defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Pirates were a 4-3 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Nationals. That made winners of bettors who got Washington at -145 on the moneyline, while the total score (7) was good news for PUSH bettors. The Pirates were saddled with a loss last time out in Jeff Locke's start, as they lost 4-3 against Washington on Saturday at Nationals Park.

Pittsburgh Pirates vs Washington Nationals Betting Odds Trends

Pittsburgh is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
Pittsburgh is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Pittsburgh's last 9 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Pittsburgh's last 9 games when playing on the road against Washington
Washington is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Washington is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington's last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Washington's last 9 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh

Next Betting Matchups

Pittsburgh home to Atlanta, Monday, August 18th
Washington home to Arizona, Monday, August 18th

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