Wednesday's game features the Pittsburgh Pirates (67-78) and the Washington Nationals (65-80) matching up at PNC Park in what should be a close matchup, with a projected 6-4 win for the Pirates according to our computer prediction. First pitch is at 6:35 PM ET on September 13.

The Pirates will give the ball to Colin Selby (2-1, 8.64 ERA), who is eyeing win No. 3 on the season, and the Nationals will turn to Jackson Rutledge.

Nationals vs. Pirates Game Info & Odds

  • When: Wednesday, September 13, 2023 at 6:35 PM ET
  • Where: PNC Park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • How to Watch on TV: SportsNet PT
  • Live Stream: Watch this game on Fubo!

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Nationals vs. Pirates Score Prediction

Our pick for this game is Pirates 6, Nationals 5.

Total Prediction for Nationals vs. Pirates

  • Total Prediction: Over 9.5 runs

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Nationals Performance Insights

  • In 10 games as the underdog over the last 10 matchups, the Nationals have a record of 3-7.
  • In its previous 10 games with a total, Washington and its opponents have combined to exceed the over/under on six occasions.
  • The Nationals have put together a 1-1-0 record against the runline over their previous 10 matchups (oddsmakers set runlines in two of those matchups).
  • The Nationals have been chosen as underdogs in 130 games this year and have walked away with the win 56 times (43.1%) in those games.
  • This season, Washington has been victorious 46 times in 104 chances when named as an underdog of at least +120 or worse on the moneyline.
  • The moneyline set for this matchup implies the Nationals have a 45.5% chance of coming away with a victory in the contest.
  • Washington scores the 21st-most runs in baseball (625 total, 4.3 per game).
  • Nationals pitchers have a combined ERA of 4.98 ERA this year, which ranks 27th in MLB.

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Nationals Schedule

Date Opponent Score Pitching Matchup
September 8 Dodgers L 8-5 MacKenzie Gore vs Emmet Sheehan
September 9 Dodgers W 7-6 Jake Irvin vs Bobby Miller
September 10 Dodgers L 7-3 Trevor Williams vs Ryan Yarbrough
September 11 @ Pirates W 6-2 Patrick Corbin vs Andre Jackson
September 12 @ Pirates L 5-1 Joan Adon vs Bailey Falter
September 13 @ Pirates - Jackson Rutledge vs Colin Selby
September 14 @ Pirates - Josiah Gray vs Mitch Keller
September 15 @ Brewers - Jake Irvin vs Wade Miley
September 16 @ Brewers - Trevor Williams vs Corbin Burnes
September 17 @ Brewers - Patrick Corbin vs Brandon Woodruff
September 18 White Sox - Joan Adon vs Mike Clevinger