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Washington Nationals Favored by -240 Against Pittsburgh Pirates on Saturday

Nationals Park hosts an MLB battle between the Washington Nationals and the visiting Pittsburgh Pirates on Saturday.

The Washington Nationals will turn to Max Scherzer and his 16-6 record as they look for a win in this one, while the Pittsburgh Pirates send Jameson Taillon (8-7) to the hill.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to pick the Washington Nationals in this matchup found them as -240 favorites on the MLB money line at BetOnline. Betting the over under instead? It was 7.5 at its open earlier today and hovering near that number at Bovada.

Odds Shark computer prediction formulas pick a 3.4-1.8 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

Washington (97-63) will face the 73-87 Pirates in this tilt. 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. 18 in Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Pittsburgh Pirates, who rate a No. 23 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

On offense, it's a battle between the Washington Nationals and its No. 6-rated batting order, averaging 5.06 runs per nine innings, against the No. 28 line up of the Pittsburgh Pirates at 4.08 runs per outing.

Washington owns the No. 5 defense, allowing 5.06 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Pittsburgh's No. 13-rated defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Pirates endured a 6-1 loss at the hands of the Nationals on Friday, with G Cole throwing 5.1 innings of 8-hit ball at Nationals Park.

Betting Trends
  • Pittsburgh is 8-1 ATS in its last 9 games
  • Pittsburgh is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
  • Pittsburgh is 6-15 SU in its last 21 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 14 of Pittsburgh's last 19 games
  • Washington is 2-7 ATS in its last 9 games
  • Washington is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Washington's last 7 games
  • Washington is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Pittsburgh at Washington, Sunday, October 1st