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Pittsburgh Pirates vs Washington Nationals Highlights MLB Odds Menu

The Pittsburgh Pirates get a visit from the Washington Nationals in MLB baseball betting action on Saturday, with the home side looking to send the visitors to the showers with a loss.

The Pittsburgh Pirates will rely on Ivan Nova to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Joe Ross will be his counterpart for the Washington Nationals. Ivan Nova is 12-7 this season, and Joe Ross is 7-5.

Odds Shark computer score prediction models pick a possible 5.5-3.0 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.

Washington Nationals vs Pittsburgh Pirates Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Pittsburgh Pirates sport a record of 77-76 heading into this matchup, while the Washington Nationals sit at 89-64 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Pittsburgh vs Washington injuries news.

According to MLB Power Rankings here, it's the No. 13-ranked Pittsburgh Pirates and the No. 9-rated Washington Nationals in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Pittsburgh has baseball's No. 13-rated offensive output, at 8.87 hits per game. The Washington Nationals average 8.68 hits per game, good for No. 18 on the list.

Pittsburgh owns the No. 20 defense, allowing 4.57 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Washington's No. 2-rated defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Washington lost in extra innings against the Pirates on Friday as Pittsburgh edged them 6-5 at PNC Park.

Betting Trends
  • Washington is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Washington is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Washington's last 12 games
  • Washington is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Pittsburgh is 6-3 ATS in its last 9 games
  • Pittsburgh is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Pittsburgh's last 9 games
  • Pittsburgh is 1-11 ATS in its last 12 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Washington at Pittsburgh, Sunday, September 25th