Pirates vs. Nationals Pick

Are Pirates and Nationals going to go under total? MLB Predictions 9/27/17

Will the Pittsburgh Pirates and host Washington Nationals struggle to score runs Saturday night? Game time is 7:05PM EST.

According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, the Nationals are listed as a -250 favorite to win on the moneyline. The Pirates are a +210 underdog and the over-under is set at 7.5.

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Jameson Taillon (8-7, 4.62 ERA) will draw the start for Pittsburgh, while Washington counters with Max Scherzer (16-6, 2.55). Taillon holds a 1.52 WHIP with 126 strikeouts over 120 2/3 innings. He allowed one earned run on four hits with six strikeouts and one walk over five innings in a 4-1 home win over the Cardinals his last start. Taillon has a 3.94 ERA in 48 road innings. Scherzer boasts a 0.91 WHIP with 263 strikeouts in 197 1/3 innings. He gave up one earned run on three hits with 10 strikeouts and one walk over six innings in a 3-2 win at the Mets his last outing. Scherzer has a 3.36 ERA in 93 2/3 innings at home.

The Pirates are 73-87 overall and 29-50 on the road, while the Nationals come in at 97-63 and 47-32 at home. Washington has won three out of five in the season series and the over-under is 2-2-1 in those games.

Friday night's game saw the Nationals claim a 6-1 victory as Ryan Zimmerman went 4-for-4 with two home runs, two doubles and four RBIs. Trea Turner was 2-for-3 with a walk, a run and a stolen base. Anthony Rendon finished 2-for-4 with a run. Daniel Murphy was 2-for-4 with a run and an RBI. Jayson Werth ended the night 2-for-4 with a solo home run. Stephen Strasburg threw 7 2/3 shutout innings as he gave up two hits, struck out eight and walked two. Starling Marte went 2-for-4 with a run to pace the Pirates. Gerrit Cole allowed three earned runs over 5 1/3 innings to take the loss.

Bet on Pirates vs. Nationals

Any time Scherzer is on the mound, runs will probably be difficult to come by. Add into it that the Pirates offense has had a fair share of struggles and Washington might rest some key players makes this a prime opportunity for the under to hit.

 

MLB DAILY PREDICTION: WASHINGTON NATIONALS UNDER 7.5

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