Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Washington Nationals - 7/11/18 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Washington Nationals (46-45) at Pittsburgh Pirates (42-49)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, July 11, 2018 at 12:35 pm (PNC Park)
G Gonzalez (6-5) (3.76) vs. Trevor Williams (6-7) (4.60)
The Line: Pittsburgh Pirates +115 / Washington Nationals -125 --- Over/Under: 9 See the Latest Odds
The Washington Nationals and Pittsburgh Pirates end their series in a Wednesday MLB matchup.
The Washington Nationals are searching for a long hot streak and they are hoping Tuesday’s 5-1 win at Pittsburgh is the start. Washington starter Jeremy Helickson gave up two hits over five frames before the bullpen finished the job.
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The Nationals racked up 12 hits and four walks with Anthony Rendon clubbing a two run bomb while Juan Soto went 3-4 with an RBI and a run.
Washington turns to left hander Gio Gonzalez for Wednesday’s start at Pittsburgh. Gonzalez did not get a decision in a 3-2 win versus Miami last time out with two runs scoring in five frames.
The Pittsburgh Pirates struggled at the plate and on the mound in Tuesday’s defeat to visiting Washington. Pittsburgh starter Joe Musgrove allowed two runs and struck out nine through five frames before Steven Brault gave up three runs in 1/3 of an inning.
The Pirates offense consisted of seven hits and a trio of bases on balls with Max Moroff driving in Josh Bell with the lone run. The Pirates hand Wednesday’s start against the visiting Nationals. Williams comes off of a 17-5 loss to Philadelphia with five runs given up on five hits and a pair of BB through 2.1 innings.
Washington are 3-13 in their last 16 road games and Washington are 4-10 in their last 14 overall and under is 44-18-6 in Washington last 68 road games. Pittsburgh are 7-1 in their last 8 Wednesday games and Pittsburgh are 2-7 in their last 9 home games and under is 23-10-1 in Williams' last 34 on grass. Over is 7-0-1 in Gonzalez’s last 8 starts vs. Pittsburgh and Washington are 6-2 in Gonzalez’s last 8 starts vs. Pittsburgh.
Uncertainty surrounds these two teams but if I were betting this I would do something on the Nationals…