Nationals vs Pirates Odds, Probable Pitchers and Prop Bets for Thursday, August 22

Dan Israeli
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Nationals vs Pirates Game Info

Washington Nationals (69-57, 33-31 Away) vs. Pittsburgh Pirates (52-74, 26-36 Home)
Date: Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019
Time: 7:05 p.m. EST
Venue: PNC Park – Pittsburgh, PA

Nationals vs Pirates Betting Info & Probable Pitchers

All betting lines, odds and prop bets are available on FanDuel Sportsbook.
Moneyline: WAS: (-225) | PIT: (+192)
Spread: 
WAS: -1.5 (-144) | PIT: +1.5 (+122)
Total:
 8.5 – Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)
Public (Spread) Betting Percentages: 
WAS: 83% | PIT: 17%
Probable Pitcher: 
WAS: Max Scherzer (9-5, 2.41 ERA) | PIT: Steven Brault (3-2, 4.06 ERA)

Nationals vs Pirates Betting Trends

- The total has hit the under in four of Washington's last six road games against Pittsburgh.
- Washington is 8-2 straight up in its last 10 games.
- Pittsburgh is 5-2 against the spread (ATS) in its last seven games against Washington.
- The total has hit the under in four of Pittsburgh's last six games.

Nationals vs Pirates Stats

- Washington is averaging 5.30 runs per game this season (No. 8 in MLB).
- Pittsburgh is averaging 4.58 runs per game this season (No. 20 in MLB).
- Max Scherzer is 5-2 with a 2.81 ERA in 13 career appearances (12 starts) against Pittsburgh. 
- Steven Brault is 0-0 with a 14.54 ERA in three career appearances (one start) against Washington.

Nationals vs Pirates Prop Bet

All Nationals-Pirates betting lines, odds and prop bets are available on FanDuel Sportsbook.
- Max Scherzer - Strikeouts: Over 6.5 (-104)  Max Scherzer will be making his first start since July 25 tonight, as he missed almost a month with a nagging back. While it's unclear how many pitches he will throw, the bar has been set fairly low for his strikeout total against the Pirates. Scherzer has reached seven Ks in all but one of his 20 starts this season. In three starts where he has failed to pitch six innings this year, his strikeout totals were: 8, 9 and 9.


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