Free MLB Pick: Nationals vs. Pirates Odds
Looking for Washington Nationals vs. Pittsburgh Pirates free mlb predictions? MLB betting sees the Nationals taking on the Pirates on Tuesday August 20th, 2019 at PNC Park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Cappers Picks provides complimentary expert handicapping picks on all MLB baseball matchups all season long so stay tuned for more FREE daily MLB predictions like this Nationals Pirates free pick.
2019 MLB Season
Date: Tuesday August 20th, 2019
Time: 7:05 PM ET
Venue: PNC Park in Pittsburgh, PA
Projected Pitchers: Stephen Strasburg vs. Chris Archer
MLB Moneyline Odds: Nationals -165 | Pirates +135
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Off
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: 8.5
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Washington is a very significant favorite as they continue their series with Pittsburgh on Tuesday. The line of WAS -165 could actually be considered on the low side as the Nationals bats are red hot right now.
That impressive Washington offense includes a 13-0 shellacking in the series opener on Monday. The Nationals have now scored an amazing 43 runs in the last three games including belting out 16 HR’s over that span. Tuesday’s O/U is listed at just 8.5 however.
Washington is looking like a solid play in this one not just because of their red hot offense, but also because it’s Stephen Strasburg’s turn up in the rotation. The right-hander has had a bit of a tough go of it lately though, allowing 16 ER over his last three starts. Strasburg is still 15-5 on the season though with a 3.82 ERA.
The Pirates managed just 4 hits on Monday in what was their third straight loss. Over that span, Pittsburgh has managed to score just 1 run and are averaging only 5 hits per game. Washington meanwhile is averaging over 5 HR a game in their last three.
Only 5 Pirates batters have ever faced Strasburg which should give the Washington pitcher an edge. Those 5 players are a combined 9-39 vs. Strasburg for a .231 average.
It will be Chris Archer getting the start for Pittsburgh in game two of the series. Archer has been solid with four quality starts since the all-star break, holding opponents to a .239 average over that span. Pittsburgh has lost his last 7 starts however.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Nationals are 6-1 last 7 overall
- Nationals are 39-12 in Strasburg’s last 51 road starts
- Pirates are 5-21 last 26 overall
- Pirates are 0-7 in Archer’s last 7 starts
Free Washington Nationals vs. Pittsburgh Pirates MLB Prediction:
Hard to not like the Nationals in this one. The game should also be a pitcher’s duel but an under bet is dangerous the way Washington is hitting the ball as of late.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Nationals RL -1.5
Archer is a solid pitcher but the Pirates have still lost his last 7 starts
MLB Free Score Prediction: Nationals 7 – Pirates 3
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