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Pittsburgh Pirates vs Washington Nationals in MLB Betting Odds

The Washington Nationals get a visit from the Pittsburgh Pirates in MLB baseball betting action on Saturday, with the home side looking to send the visitors to the showers with a loss.

The Washington Nationals will turn to Max Scherzer and his 7-5 record as they look for a win in this one, while the Pittsburgh Pirates send Francisco Liriano (4-5) to the hill.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Washington Nationals were listed as -135 moneyline favorites earlier in the day at BetOnline, while odds makers set the opening total line around 6.5 earlier at Bovada.

Odds Shark computer score prediction models pick a possible 5.3-3.2 win for the Pirates 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

The Washington Nationals sport a record of 35-33 heading into this matchup, while the Pittsburgh Pirates sit at 39-28 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Washington vs Pittsburgh injuries news.

The Washington Nationals sit at No. 26 in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Pittsburgh Pirates sit at No. 3 on the same chart.

Statistical Matchup

On offense, it's a battle between the Washington Nationals and its No. 9-rated batting order, averaging 4.35 runs per nine innings, against the No. 21 line up of the Pittsburgh Pirates at 4.04 runs per outing.

Defensively, Pittsburgh features the No. 4-rated defense on the road, allowing 3.43 runs per game. Washington, meanwhile, comes in at No. 25 at home, scoring 3.61 runs per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Pittsburgh batters were mowed down by Joe Ross in their last start, falling 4-1 against Washington while striking out 11 times on Friday at Nationals Park.

Betting Trends
  • Pittsburgh is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Pittsburgh's last 12 games
  • Pittsburgh is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games on the road
  • Washington is 7-14 SU in its last 21 games
  • Washington is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • Washington is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Pittsburgh
  • Washington is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh

Next Betting Matchups

Pittsburgh at Washington, Sunday, June 21st