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Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Washington Nationals - 8/21/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Washington Nationals at Pittsburgh Pirates
Date & Time Wednesday August 21, 2019, 7:05 PM (EDT)
PNC Park
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
The Line
Pittsburgh Pirates +130 / Washington Nationals -150 O/U: 9
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The Washington Nationals and the Pittsburgh Pirates will meet up on the MLB diamond to continue their series Wednesday.

In Monday’s opener, the Nationals bombed through a 13-0 win. On Tuesday, Pittsburgh got some revenge with a 4-1 victory.

For the Wednesday game, the Nationals will send out Patrick Corbin in the start. Over 153.2 innings and a 9-5 mark so far, Corbin has a 3.34 ERA with 180 Ks and 49 BBs.

In the Tuesday loss, the Nationals posted just six hits and one run. Anthony Rendon had half that total, bagging three knocks and an RBI.

Over on the Pirates’ side, they’re sending out Joe Musgrove to start Wednesday. In 137.1 innings and an 8-11 record, Musgrove has a 4.59 ERA with 124 Ks and 32 BBs.

The Pirates put up seven hit sin their win on Tuesday. Starling Marte was the big contributor there with a three-run homer.

The Nationals are 4-0 in their last four in game three of a series and 10-2 in their last 12 Wednesday games. Washington is 4-0 in Corbin’s last four Wednesday starts and 4-1 in his last five in game three of a series.

Meanwhile, the Pirates are 0-11 in their last 11 in game three of a series and 0-5 in their last five Wednesday games. Pitt is 2-5 in Musgrove’s last seven starts versus the NL East and 6-2 in his last eight home starts.

Corbin has been statistically solid lately, with four quality starts in his last five outings. Over his last pair he’s given up three earned in 12.0 innings but doesn’t have a decision.

As for Musgrove, he’s just 2-4 over his last seven outings but did put up two earned in 7.1 innings against the Cubs his last time out.

Still, all things considered Corbin and the Nats should be in full control here.

Washington Nationals -150

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