Pirates vs. Nationals - 7/25/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Washington Nationals (51-43) at Pittsburgh Pirates (55-40)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, July 25, 2015 at 7:05 pm (PNC Park)
G Gonzalez (7-4) (3.93) vs. A Burnett (8-3) (2.44)
The Line: Pittsburgh Pirates -128 / Washington Nationals +118 --- Over/Under: 7 See the Latest Odds
TV: MASN2, ROOT-PIT
The Washington Nationals and Pittsburgh Pirates play game three Saturday night.
The Washington Nationals need a win after losing five of their last seven games. The Nationals have scored 12 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in four of their last eight games. The Nationals have won five of their last six games when scoring more than three runs. Yunel Escobar leads Washington with 104 hits and 30 RBI while Bryce Harper and Wilson Ramos have combined for 105 RBI. The Washington Nationals have lost five of their last seven road games. Gio Gonzalez gets the nod, and he’s 7-4 with a 3.93 ERA and 87 strikeouts this season. Gonzalez is 3-0 with a 2.95 ERA and 39 strikeouts in his career against the Pirates.
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The Pittsburgh Pirates look for a win after splitting their last six games. The Pirates have scored 15 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in four of their last eight games. The Pirates have won 10 of their last 11 games when scoring more than three runs. Starling Marte leads Pittsburgh with 100 hits and 51 RBI while Andrew McCutchen and Gregory Polanco have combined for 85 RBI. The Pittsburgh Pirates have won five straight home games. A.J. Burnett takes the hill, and he’s 8-3 with a 2.44 ERA and 102 strikeouts this season. Burnett is 12-6 with a 3.23 ERA and 150 strikeouts in his career against the Nationals.
The Nationals are 4-1 in their last 5 Saturday games and 9-4 in Gonzalezs last 13 starts. The Pirates are 19-7 in their last 26 during game 3 of a series and 4-0 in Burnetts last 4 starts. The Nationals are 5-0 in Gonzalezs last 5 starts vs. Pirates.
We've been getting Burnett as an underdog or a low line for much of the season, and he hasn't let us down at all. Not sure how you can bet against Pitt here, especially at home where they've won five straight.