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MLB Odds Betting - Washington Nationals Underdogs vs Pirates at Pittsburgh

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

Washington puts its faith in starter Joe Ross to earn a win and boost his personal mark of 2-2. Getting the ball for the Pittsburgh Pirates is Gerrit Cole, who owns a 13-4 record on the season with a 2.38 ERA.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had installed the Pittsburgh Pirates as -185 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.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 4.8-3.6 result in favor of the Nationals. 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

Pittsburgh (56-41) will face the 52-44 Nationals in this tilt. 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

Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Pittsburgh has baseball's No. 16-rated offensive output, at 8.92 hits per game. The Washington Nationals average 8.48 hits per game, good for No. 17 on the list.

Defensively, Washington features the No. 24-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.49 runs per game. Pittsburgh, meanwhile, comes in at No. 17 at home, scoring 4.1 runs per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Washington looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Pirates, a 9-3 final on Saturday in support of G Gonzalez at PNC Park.

Betting Trends
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Washington's last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games on the road
  • Washington is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games when playing Pittsburgh
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games when playing Pittsburgh
  • Pittsburgh is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games
  • Pittsburgh is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Washington at Miami, Tuesday, July 28th
Pittsburgh at Minnesota, Tuesday, July 28th