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MLB Betting Line Favors the Pittsburgh Pirates over the Washington Nationals

Those betting on MLB baseball odds will look to pick a winner at PNC Park on Friday as the host Pittsburgh Pirates battle the Washington Nationals in baseball betting odds action.

Jameson Taillon gets the call for the Pittsburgh Pirates and he will try to build on a 4-4 mark. In the other dugout, Gio Gonzalez brings a 11-10 ledger to the game for the Washington Nationals as he tries to quiet the Pirates bats.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The visiting Washington Nationals were 110 moneyline underdogs in this one earlier in the day at most online sportsbooks including Bovada. The total was 8.5 at Bet365 for those preferring over under betting.

Odds Shark prediction models pick the Pirates to win this game 5.2-2.9. 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 (76-76) will face the 89-63 Nationals in this tilt. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Pittsburgh vs Washington injuries news.

The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Pittsburgh Pirates at No. 13 and the Washington Nationals at No. 9 heading into this contest.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Pittsburgh Pirates No. 13 ranked offense (4.56 runs per game) against a Washington Nationals defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 2 at 3.69 runs allowed per game. The Pittsburgh Pirates have been averaging 8.85 hits per game, more than the Washington Nationals have managed so far this season (8.65 hits on average).

Comparing defensive stats, Washington owns the No. 1-rated road mark, allowing 3.73 runs per game on the highway. Pittsburgh, on the other hand, rates No. 15 in scoring at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Washington looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Marlins, a 8-3 final on Wednesday in support of M Scherzer at Marlins Park.

Pittsburgh looks to rebound from a loss to the Brewers, who beat them 3-1 on Thursday behind a start from C Anderson at Miller Park.

Betting Trends
  • Washington is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Washington is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Washington's last 11 games
  • Washington is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Pittsburgh is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games
  • Pittsburgh is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
  • Pittsburgh is 1-10 ATS in its last 11 games at home
  • Pittsburgh is 2-9 SU in its last 11 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Washington at Pittsburgh, Saturday, September 24th