Friday Night Baseball: Washington Nationals (51-43) vs. Pittsburgh Pirates (55-40)

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Washington Nationals (51-43) vs. Pittsburgh Pirates (55-40)

The fans at PNC Park will be treated to a game between the Washington Nationals and the Pittsburgh Pirates when they take their seats on Friday.

The Nationals will give the ball to starter Max Scherzer in this one. Right hander Scherzer is 10-8 this season with a 2.09 ERA.

It’ll be Jeff Locke toeing the rubber for the Pirates in this contest. Left hander Locke is 5-6 with a 4.01 ERA so far this season.

Oddsmakers currently have the Nationals listed as 131-moneyline favorites versus the Pirates, while the game’s total is sitting at 6½.

The Pirates were a 7-3 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Nationals. That made winners of bettors who got Pittsburgh at -186 on the moneyline, while the total score (10) was good news for OVER bettors.

In their last action, Washington was a 7-3 loser on the road against the Pirates. Bettors on Pittsburgh at -186 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (10) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

Team record: 51-43
Washington is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
Washington is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington’s last 6 games on the road
Washington is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing Pittsburgh

Team record: 55-40
Pittsburgh is 15-8 SU in its last 23 games
Pittsburgh is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
Pittsburgh is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Pittsburgh’s last 5 games at home

Next up:
Washington at Pittsburgh Saturday, July 25

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