MLB Matchups  >>  Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Washington Nationals Preview 07/22/2013

The Pittsburgh Pirates and the Washington Nationals will both be gunning for a victory on Monday when they meet at Nationals Park.

Righthander Charlie Morton will take the mound for the Pirates to start this game. Morton is 1-2 this season with a 3.19 ERA.

The Nationals will counter Morton with Dan Haren. Righthander Haren has a 5.61 ERA to go along with a 4-10 record this season.

Oddsmakers currently have the Nationals listed as 120-moneyline favorites versus the Pirates, while the game's total is sitting at 8.
In their last action, Pittsburgh was a 3-2 winner on the road against the Reds. Bettors on Pittsburgh at +125 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.
The Nationals were a 9-2 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Dodgers. That made winners of bettors who got Los Angeles at -114 on the moneyline, while the total score (11) was good news for OVER bettors.

CURRENT STREAK:
Washington has lost 3 straight games.

TEAM RECORDS:
Pittsburgh: 57-39 SU
Washington: 48-50 SU
PITTSBURGH MOST RECENTLY:
When playing on Monday are 5-5
Before playing Washington are 5-5
After playing Cincinnati are 5-5
After a win are 6-4

WASHINGTON MOST RECENTLY:
When playing on Monday are 6-4
Before playing Pittsburgh are 4-6
After playing LA Dodgers are 2-8
After a loss are 4-6


A FEW TRENDS TO CONSIDER:
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Pittsburgh's last 11 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games when playing Washington
Pittsburgh is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Pittsburgh's last 12 games when playing on the road against Washington
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games when playing Pittsburgh
Washington is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Washington's last 7 games at home

NEXT UP:
Washington home to Pittsburgh, Tuesday, July 23