Washington Nationals (58-83) vs. Pittsburgh Pirates (51-90)
September 11, 2021 6:35 pm EDT
The Line: Pittsburgh Pirates +125 / Washington Nationals -167; Over/Under: 8
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The Washington Nationals and Pittsburgh Pirates meet Saturday in MLB action at PNC Park. The Nationals need a win after losing 10 of their last 13 games. The Pirates look for a win after splitting their last six games.
The Washington Nationals have scored 13 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last eight games. The Nationals have lost nine of their last 12 games when scoring four or more runs. Juan Soto leads the Nationals with 131 hits and 82 RBI while Josh Bell and Starlin Castro have combined for 197 hits and 119 RBI. Josiah Gray gets the ball, and he is 0-2 with a 5.65 ERA and 48 strikeouts this season. This will be Gray’s first career game against the Pirates.
The Pittsburgh Pirates have scored eight runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last eight games. The Pirates have split their last eight games when scoring four or more runs. Bryan Reynolds leads the Pirates with 148 hits and 81 RBI while Kevin Newman and Jacob Stallings have combined for 184 hits and 82 RBI. Wil Crowe gets the ball, and he is 3-7 with a 5.94 ERA and 89 strikeouts this season. This will be Crowe’s first career game against the Nationals.
The Nationals are 7-22 in their last 29 road games and 18-44 in their last 62 overall. The Pirates are 3-7 in their last 10 during game 2 of a series and 38-79 in their last 117 overall. The over is 25-10-2 in Nationals last 37 overall. The over is 6-2 in Pirates last 8 overall. The under is 10-4 in the last 14 meetings.
This is a fairly low total when you consider both of these pitchers have been getting blasted this season. Gray has allowed 37 hits and 21 earned runs in his last 35 innings. Crowe has allowed 37 hits and 21 earned runs in his last 25.1 innings. Just awful, folks. If I’m going to get involved in this game, I’d be looking at the over with the cheap total.