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The Washington Nationals are set to host the San Francisco Giants at Nationals Park. Mid-Atlantic Sports Network will broadcast this NL matchup and the first pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. ET.

San Francisco Giants at Washington Nationals Odds

Washington (-140) is hosting this one as the favorite against San Francisco (+130) and Vegas has the Over/Under for this one at 9 runs (+110 for the over and -130 for the under). The game’s runline odds stand at -170 for taking the Giants +1.5 runs and +150 for the Nationals -1.5.

The Giants have gone 8-10 SU this year and are 7-10 against the spread (ATS). They’ve lost 2.0 units for moneyline bettors in this young season and 5.8 units ATS. The Nationals, on the other hand, are 7-8 SU and 6-8 ATS. The team has lost 1.8 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 1.9 units ATS.

Washington games have a 9-5 over/under record so far in 2019. Giants games have gone under 10 times, gone over five times and pushed on two instances.

Right-hander Jeff Samardzija will get the start for San Francisco. Samardzija is 1-0 with a 1.62 ERA and 13 strikeouts. He has yet to face the Nationals this year and only made one start against them in 2018 (0-1, 14.73 ERA and three strikeouts over 3.2 innings).

The Nationals will turn to righty Jeremy Hellickson (1-0, 2.25 ERA), who has six strikeouts and four walks, in addition to a WHIP of 1.25. Hellickson did not re a start against the Giants in 2018.

As a unit, Washington’s pitching staff has given up 5.3 runs per game overall in 2019. Its starters have a 3.84 ERA, 1.22 WHIP and 10.2 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a 7.83 ERA, 1.81 WHIP and 9.1 K/9.

The Washington offense has produced 5.7 runs per outing, including 6.1 per game over its last 10 games and 5.4 per game over its last five. The team’s hit .277/.350/.435 over its last five games and is 2-3 SU during that stretch.

Anthony Rendon has helped lead the Nationals’ offense this year with six home runs, 18 RBIs and 18 runs scored.

In the other dugout, San Francisco’s pitchers have allowed 3.2 runs per game and its starters own a 3.30 ERA, 1.14 WHIP and 8.64 K/9. The bullpen has an excellent ERA of just 1.94, along with a WHIP of 1.14.

Giants hitters have slashed .204/.265/.329 on their way to 3.0 runs scored per game in 2019, including 3.5 runs per game over the team’s last 10 games and 3.2 per game over the team’s last five contests (4-1 SU).

Steven Duggar has led San Francisco’s hitters and is hitting .236/.260/.375 with 17 hits, eight RBIs and seven runs scored.

The Giants are looking for another victory following a 7-3 win in the prior game of this series.

Giants vs. Nationals Prediction

Predictions: SU Winner – Nationals, ATS Winner – Giants, O/U – OVER

Betting Notes

  • The under has cashed in three of Washington’s last seven games.
  • The Giants have hit eight home runs in their last 10 games, including five over their last five.
  • The Giants have a total OPS of .594 this season and an OPS of .553 against right-handed pitchers. The Nationals’ OPS sits at .790 overall and .783 versus righties.
  • San Francisco has posted 17.1 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 contests and 17.6 over its last five.
  • The Giants have won four of their last five games SU while the Nationals have lost three of their last four.