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Pittsburgh Pirates at Washington Nationals Betting Lines and Pick

The Washington Nationals look to emerge victorious in MLB odds action as the Pittsburgh Pirates arrive at Nationals Park on Friday.

A.J. Burnett gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Pittsburgh Pirates on Friday; he's 6-2 on the season. The Washington Nationals, meanwhile, will counter with Joe Ross, who will be looking to improve on his 7-5 mark.

Odds Shark prediction models pick the Pirates to win this game 5.3-3.2. 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

Washington (34-33) will face the 39-27 Pirates in this tilt. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Washington vs Pittsburgh injuries news.

The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Washington Nationals rated this week at No. 26 and the Pittsburgh Pirates sitting at No. 3.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Washington Nationals No. 9 ranked offense (4.36 runs per game) against a Pittsburgh Pirates defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 2 at 3.17 runs allowed per game. The Washington Nationals have been averaging 8.63 hits per game, less than the Pittsburgh Pirates have managed so far this season (8.94 hits on average).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Washington has the No. 21-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Pirates own the No. 2 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Pirates grabbed a win last time out, defeating Jeff Samardzija and the White Sox 3-2 on Thursday at U.S. Cellular Field.

The Nationals endured a 5-3 loss at the hands of the Rays on Thursday, with Doug Fister throwing 5 1/3 innings of 9-hit ball at Nationals Park.

Betting Trends
  • Pittsburgh is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Pittsburgh's last 11 games
  • Pittsburgh is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games on the road
  • Pittsburgh is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Washington
  • Washington is 6-14 SU in its last 20 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Washington's last 9 games
  • Washington is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games at home
  • Washington is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Pittsburgh

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