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Washington Sends Max Scherzer vs Chad Kuhl in Pittsburgh Pirates vs Nationals Game

The Washington Nationals battle the visiting Pittsburgh Pirates on Sunday in MLB betting odds action at Nationals Park.

Max Scherzer gets the call for the Washington Nationals and he will try to build on a 10-6 mark. In the other dugout, Chad Kuhl brings a 1-0 ledger to the game for the Pittsburgh Pirates as he tries to quiet the Nationals bats.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Those going with the Washington Nationals in this one found them listed on the odds board as moneyline favorites of -231 at BetOnline for Sunday's contest. The betting total was hovering near 8 at Bovada.

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 5.4-2.0 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 Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

56-36 Washington battles the Pirates, currently with a 46-45 mark. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Washington vs Pittsburgh injuries news.

The Washington Nationals vs Pittsburgh Pirates odds would favor the Nationals if the betting lines were set according to our power ranks. Washington is rated No. 4 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Pittsburgh is at No. 9.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features the Washington Nationals No. 11-ranked scoring average of 4.71 runs per game, against a Pittsburgh Pirates offense rated No. 13 and scoring 4.66 runs per game. The Nationals have averaged 8.51 hits per game to date this season, less than the Pirates hitters have managed (9.05 per nine innings).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Washington has the No. 1-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Pirates own the No. 18 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

T Roark shut down the Pirates in their last game, striking out 5 in a 6-0 shutout over Pittsburgh in baseball action at Nationals Park.

Betting Trends
  • Pittsburgh is 10-3 ATS in its last 13 games
  • Pittsburgh is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games
  • Pittsburgh is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
  • Pittsburgh is 7-3 ATS in its last 10 games on the road
  • Washington is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Washington is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Washington's last 5 games
  • Washington is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Pittsburgh home to Milwaukee, Tuesday, July 19th
Washington home to Los Angeles, Tuesday, July 19th