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Gonzalez Has Perfect Record vs Pirates

The Washington Nationals have never lost to the Pittsburgh Pirates when they send Gio Gonzalez to the mound as the lefthander faces them for the sixth time in his career as a Nat on Saturday in baseball odds action at the sportsbooks.

Gonzalez is 7-4 with a 3.93 ERA on the season, and he held the Pirates scoreless on four hits over seven innings of work in a win against them on June 21. A.J. Burnett (8-3, 2.44 ERA) will hit the hill for Pittsburgh on Saturday.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had installed the Pittsburgh Pirates as -128 moneyline favorites in this particular MLB betting odds matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 7 before betting at 5Dimes started to move the line.

Odds Shark computer score prediction models pick a possible 4.3-3.6 win for the Nationals on Saturday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Washington Nationals vs Pittsburgh Pirates Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

56-40 Pittsburgh battles the Nationals, currently with a 51-44 mark. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Pittsburgh vs Washington injuries news.

The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Pittsburgh Pirates rated this week at No. 13 and the Washington Nationals sitting at No. 17.

Statistical Matchup

On offense, it's a battle between the Pittsburgh Pirates and its No. 18-rated batting order, averaging 4.05 runs per nine innings, against the No. 13 line up of the Washington Nationals at 4.21 runs per outing.

Pittsburgh owns the No. 3 defense, allowing 4.05 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Washington's No. 13-rated defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Nationals endured a 7-5 loss at the hands of the Pirates on Friday, with M Scherzer throwing 5 innings of 7-hit ball at PNC Park.

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

Next Betting Matchups

Washington at Pittsburgh, Sunday, July 26th