Washington Nationals vs. Pittsburgh Pirates Free MLB Picks
May 3, 2013
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The Washington Nationals will be trying to extend a winning streak on Friday when they take on the Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park.
The Nationals will pin their hopes on the pitching of lefthander Ross Detwiler in this game. Detwiler has a 1-2 record and a 2.03 ERA this season.
Detwiler’s opponent in this one will be AJ Burnett. The Pirates righthander has a 2.83 ERA to go along with a 2-2 record this season.
Oddsmakers currently have the Pirates listed as 115-moneyline favorites versus the Nationals, while the game’s total is sitting at 7.
The Nationals were a 3-1 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Braves. That made winners of bettors who got Washington at +135 on the moneyline, while the total score (4) was good news for UNDER bettors.
Pittsburgh won its last outing, a 6-4 result against the Brewers on May 1. Bettors who backed the Pirates at +125 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (10) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.
Washington has won 2 straight games.
Washington: 15-14 SU
Pittsburgh: 16-12 SU
Washington most recently:
When playing on Friday are 7-3
Before playing Pittsburgh are 4-6
After playing Atlanta are 4-6
After a win are 5-5
Pittsburgh most recently:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Washington are 4-6
After playing Milwaukee are 1-9
After a win are 5-5
A few trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington’s last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 15 of Washington’s last 21 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 17 of Washington’s last 25 games when playing on the road against Pittsburgh
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Washington’s last 12 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Pittsburgh’s last 5 games
Pittsburgh is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Pittsburgh’s last 5 games at home
Pittsburgh is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games
Pittsburgh home to Washington, Saturday, May 4