MLB Matchups  >>  Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Washington Nationals Preview 08/15/2014

A winning streak will be on the line for the Washington Nationals on Friday when they battle the Pittsburgh Pirates at Nationals Park.

right hander Charlie Morton will take the mound for the Pirates to start this game. Morton is 5-11 this season with a 3.62 ERA.

Starting this game for the Nationals will be Tanner Roark. The right hander has a 2.86 ERA to go along with a 11-7 record this season.

Oddsmakers currently have the Nationals listed as 160-moneyline favorites versus the Pirates, while the game's total is sitting at 7.

Washington won its last outing, a 4-1 result against the Mets on August 14. Bettors who backed the Nationals at -155 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

Last time out for Pittsburgh, they were a 5-2 loser as they battled the Tigers on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Tigers at -194 were rewarded, while the 7 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

Pittsburgh:
Team record: 64-57
Pittsburgh is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Pittsburgh's last 15 games
Pittsburgh is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 7 games on the road
Washington:
Team record: 66-53
Current Streak: won 3 straight games.
Washington is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games
Washington is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Washington's last 10 games at home
Next up:
Pittsburgh at Washington Saturday, August 16