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Pittsburgh Pirates Face the Washington Nationals Saturday: MLB Odds and Betting Trends

The Washington Nationals will look to improve on a 55-36 record when they take on the Pittsburgh Pirates, a key part of the MLB betting odds line up on Saturday.

For the Washington Nationals, Tanner Roark gets the ball, charged with keeping the Pittsburgh Pirates hitters off the base paths. He'll face Gerrit Cole, 5-4 on the year.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Baseball betting odds makers, including BetOnline, opened the Washington Nationals as 100 moneyline underdogs in this matchup. Over under total bettors saw the number open at 8 at shops such as Bovada.

Odds Shark computer score prediction models pick a possible 5.2-2.6 win for the Nationals on Saturday. 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 Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

55-36 Washington battles the Pirates, currently with a 46-44 mark. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Washington vs Pittsburgh injuries news.

This game puts the Washington Nationals, most recently No. 4 in Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Pittsburgh Pirates, who rate a No. 9 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Washington has baseball's No. 12-rated offensive output, at 8.49 hits per game. The Pittsburgh Pirates average 9.09 hits per game, good for No. 9 on the list.

Washington owns the No. 1 defense, allowing 4.69 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Pittsburgh's No. 17-rated defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Pittsburgh looks to rebound from a loss to the Nationals, who beat them 5-1 on Friday behind a start from S Strasburg at Nationals Park.

Betting Trends
  • Pittsburgh is 10-2 ATS in its last 12 games
  • Pittsburgh is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games
  • Pittsburgh is 7-2 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
  • Washington is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Washington is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games
  • Washington is 14-4 SU in its last 18 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Pittsburgh at Washington, Sunday, July 17th