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Washington Nationals vs. Pittsburgh Pirates - 10/1/17 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Pittsburgh Pirates (74-87) at Washington Nationals (98-63)

MLB Baseball: Sunday, October 1, 2017 at 3:05 pm (Nationals Park)

Steven Brault (1-0) (3.86) vs. G Gonzalez (15-8) (2.75)

The Line: Washington Nationals -170 / Pittsburgh Pirates +160 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds

TV: MASN

The Pittsburgh Pirates end the MLB regular season in the Nation’s Capital against the Washington Nationals on Sunday.

The Pittsburgh Pirates will be looking the year with a win at the Washington Nationals on Sunday. The Pirates received a big day on the mound and some late offense to upend the Nats 4-1 on Saturday. Pirates starter Jameson Taillon allowed the lone run on four hits and a walk over seven frames for a no decision. The Buccos offense mustered six hits and walked six times with all their runs scored in the 9th with Max Moroff smacking a three run triple while Sean Rodriguez drove in a run and scored twice. The Pittsburgh Pirates give Sunday’s last start of the year to Steven Brault who has never seen the Washington Nationals. Brault comes off of a 6-4 victory versus the visiting Milwaukee Brewers where he allowed a pair of runs on solo homers in five frames.

Washington Nationals vs. Pittsburgh Pirates - 10/1/17 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Washington Nationals might have blown a late lead and lost on Saturday night but the team  probably has an eye on the postseason. Nationals starter Max Scherzer tossed 3.1 scoreless innings before Enny Romero gave up four runs in the 9th to record a blown save and absorb the loss. The dangerous Washington offense was limited to only four hits and a base on balls with Ryan Zimmerman going 2-2 and singling in Daniel Murphy in the second.  Left hander Gio Gonzalez toes the rubber for the Washington Nationals versus the visiting Pittsburgh Pirates on Sunday afternoon. Gonzalez comes off of a 4-1 defeat at the Philadelphia Phillies with three runs plated on five hits and three BB over five frames. 

Pittsburgh are 6-23 in their last 29 road games and under is 21-6-1 in Pittsburgh last 28 road games and under is 22-8-1 in Pittsburgh last 31 on grass. Washington are 11-5 in their last 16 home games and under is 30-14-7 in Washington last 51 overall and under is 30-14-7 in Washington last 51 on grass.

We saw exactly why you don’t bet big chalk in the Nationals loss Saturday and I won’t do that here…

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