MLB Expert Predictions: Our Staff’s Favorite Bets for Monday, Including Nationals-Pirates

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Aug 19, 2019, 06:35 PM EDT
  • Our experts give out their favorite bets for four games on Monday's MLB slate, including Nationals-Pirates (7:05 p.m. ET) and Brewers-Cardinals (7:45 p.m. ET).

Sean Zerillo: Washington Nationals at Pittsburgh Pirates

Joe Ross (3-3, 5.91 ERA) vs. Trevor Williams (5-5, 5.25 ERA)

  • Nationals Moneyline: -115
  • Pirates Moneyline: +107
  • Over/Under: 10
  • First pitch: 7:05 p.m. ET

Following their 7-1 loss to the Cubs on Sunday night in the Little League Classic, the Pirates are now 20 games below .500 since the All-Star break (7-27), losing by an average margin of 1.85 runs per game.

The over is 42-22-3 (65.6%, +18 units, 26.7% ROI) at PNC Park this season, the most-profitable park in 2019 for overs.

Both starting pitchers come into this contest with an ERA over 5.00, so naturally, the public has been pounding the over, with more than 70% of the tickets and 80% of the cash behind it as of writing.

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