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Washington Nationals Home to the Pittsburgh Pirates in MLB Betting Odds Action

The MLB baseball betting odds board sees a clash between Washington and Pittsburgh on Sunday, with the host Nationals trying to win for themselves and reward betting fans who pick them on the moneyline.

Gio Gonzalez will take the mound for the Washington Nationals, and he'll carry a 4-4 record into the contest. Charlie Morton gets the ball for the Pittsburgh Pirates; he's 5-0 so far this season.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Pittsburgh Pirates were listed as 114 underdogs on the MLB baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks, including Bet365. The total was set at 7.5 before betting started earlier on Sunday over at Bovada.

Odds Shark computer prediction formulas pick a 5-3.2 win for the Pirates on Sunday. Odds Shark score prediction models pick a 5-3.2 result in favor of the Pirates today. 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

36-33 Washington battles the Pirates, currently with a 39-29 mark. 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

Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features the Washington Nationals No. 9-ranked scoring average of 4.38 runs per game, against a Pittsburgh Pirates offense rated No. 22 and scoring 3.99 runs per game. The Nationals have averaged 8.7 hits per game to date this season, less than the Pirates hitters have managed (8.76 per nine innings).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Washington has the No. 17-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Pirates own the No. 2 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Pittsburgh didn't plate a single run in their last outing, shut down by Max Scherzer in a losing cause, 6-0, against Washington on Saturday.

Betting Trends
  • Pittsburgh is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games
  • Pittsburgh is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games on the road
  • Washington is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games at home
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington's last 6 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 home to Cincinnati, Tuesday, June 23rd
Washington home to Atlanta, Tuesday, June 23rd