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Washington Nationals take on the Pittsburgh Pirates with Odds and Betting Pick

The Washington Nationals pay a visit to Pittsburgh on Wednesday, hoping to shut down the Pirates bats in baseball betting action at PNC Park.

Gerrit Cole gets the call for the Pittsburgh Pirates and he will try to build on a 1-4 mark. In the other dugout, Jacob Turner brings a 1-1 ledger to the game for the Washington Nationals as he tries to quiet the Pirates bats.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Those betting on the visitors in this one found the Washington Nationals listed as underdogs of 134 at most sportsbooks, including Bovada. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 8, check for odds updates at MyBookie.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 6.6-2.9 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 (16-23) will face the 25-13 Nationals in this tilt. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Pittsburgh vs Washington injuries news.

This game matches up the No. 24 (Pittsburgh Pirates) and the No. 3 (Washington Nationals) teams, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Pittsburgh has baseball's No. 27-rated offensive output, at 7.44 hits per game. The Washington Nationals average 10.11 hits per game, good for No. 1 on the list.

Comparing defensive stats, Washington owns the No. 21-rated road mark, allowing 5 runs per game on the highway. Pittsburgh, on the other hand, rates No. 27 in scoring at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Nationals enjoyed a 8-4 victory at the expense of the Pirates on Tuesday, with S Strasburg throwing 6 innings of 4-hit ball at PNC Park.

Betting Trends
  • Washington is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games
  • Washington is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 7 of Washington's last 8 games
  • Washington is 9-4 ATS in its last 13 games on the road
  • Pittsburgh is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games
  • Pittsburgh is 6-19 ATS in its last 25 games at home
  • Pittsburgh is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games when playing Washington
  • Pittsburgh is 5-13 SU in its last 18 games when playing Washington

Next Betting Matchups

Washington at Pittsburgh, Thursday, May 18th