First pitch for this NL matchup between the Pirates and Nationals is set for 4:05 PM ET at Nationals Park in Washington, DC. Marco Gonzales gets the start for the Pirates, while MacKenzie Gore will take the mound for the Nationals.

Looking at the moneyline odds, the Nationals are currently listed as slight favorites at -115, while the Pirates come in at -104. The over/under line is currently set at 8.5 runs, with the over paying out at -114 compared to -108 for the under.

PITTSBURGH PIRATES VS WASHINGTON NATIONALS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Pittsburgh Pirates Moneyline -104

This game will be played at Nationals Park at 4:05 ET on Monday, April 1st.

HOW TO BET THE PIRATES VS NATIONALS:

  • We have the Pirates winning by a score of 6 to 4
  • If you’re looking for a run line pick, we also like the Pirates to cover
  • As for an over/under pick, we have this game finishing with 10 runs and like the over

Pirates Records & Stats

Pittsburgh was able to secure a 9-7 win over the Marlins in the final game of their series. The Pirates were road underdogs, with a money line of +123. The game was high-scoring, with the Marlins jumping out to a 5-0 lead in the first inning.

David Bednar picked up the win for the Pirates, while Hunter Stratton recorded the save. Bailey Falter got the start for Pittsburgh, going four innings and giving up six earned runs. Offensively, Rowdy Tellez had a big game, going 1/5 with a home run and three RBIs.

Marco Gonzales will be making his 11th start of the season today against the Nationals. Last season, he made 10 starts for the Mariners, going 4-1 with an ERA of 5.22. Gonzales made four quality starts and averaged 6.12 strikeouts per nine innings. His WHIP for the season was 1.46, and he allowed a total of five home runs.

For the Pirates, Ke’Bryan Hayes has a strong chance to lead the team in hits, as his projection is 2nd best in the league today. Bryan Reynolds is right behind him in terms of total hits, as his projection is 7th in the league. Reynolds is also the top Pirates player in terms of hitting a home run, as his projection is 6th best in the league. Oneil Cruz has the 2nd best odds on the team to hit a home run, with his projection 7th best in the league.

Nationals Records & Stats

The Cincinnati Reds defeated the Washington Nationals 6-5 in a close game. The Reds were the favorites in this one, with a moneyline of -176. The game was tied 3-3 heading into the ninth, but the Reds scored three runs in the bottom of the inning to take the lead.

Lucas Sims got the win for the Reds, while Kyle Finnegan took the loss for the Nationals. Neither starter had a quality start, with Nick Martinez going five innings and giving up three runs for the Reds, and Jake Irvin going five innings and giving up three runs for the Nationals. Will Benson and Christian Encarnacion-Strand both hit home runs for the Reds, while Trey Lipscomb and CJ Abrams both went deep for the Nationals.

MacKenzie Gore is coming off a season in which he made 27 starts for the Nationals. His record was 7-10, and he finished the year with an ERA of 4.42. Gore’s WHIP for the season was 1.40, and he allowed a batting average of .250. The left-hander had eight quality starts and finished the year with a strikeout rate of 9.97 per nine innings. Gore’s walks per nine innings average was 3.76, and he finished the year with a K/BB ratio of 2.6.

For the Nationals, we have Lane Thomas as our top projected home run hitter. His home run projection is 14th best in the league today. Joey Gallo is 2nd on the team in terms of home run projections and 17th in the league. In terms of total hits, Joey Meneses has the best projection on the team, with CJ Abrams coming in 2nd.