San Francisco Giants vs. Washington Nationals Free Pick

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The San Francisco Giants will be squaring off against the Washington Nationals in a Thursday showdown. Mid-Atlantic Sports Network will showcase this NL matchup and the action gets going at 1:05 p.m. ET.

San Francisco Giants at Washington Nationals Odds

San Francisco (+182) is entering this one as the underdog to Washington (-195) and oddsmakers have set the Over/Under for this one at 8 runs (-115 for the over and -105 for the under). The game’s current runline odds sit at -120 for taking the Giants +1.5 runs and +100 for the Nationals -1.5.

The Giants are 8-11 SU and are 8-10 against the spread (ATS). They’ve lost 0.3 units for gamblers taking the moneyline in this young season and 4.8 units ATS. San Francisco has covered the spread four times in its last seven games and the total has gone under in four of those seven. The Nationals, on the other hand, are 8-8 SU and 6-9 ATS. The team’s lost 3.5 units for moneyline bettors and 2.9 units ATS. Washington has a 3-4 ATS record over its last seven games and the over has hit in four of those seven.

Washington games have an over/under record of 10-5 so far in 2019. Giants games have gone under 10 times, gone over six times and pushed on two occasions.

Southpaw Drew Pomeranz is the projected starter for San Francisco. Pomeranz is 0-1 with a 3.86 ERA and 16 strikeouts. He has yet to face the Nationals this year and did not record a start against them in 2018, either.

The Nationals will put the ball in the left hand of Patrick Corbin (0-0, 2.84 ERA), who has 24 punchouts and four walks this season as well as a 1.11 WHIP. Corbin made six starts against the Giants in 2018, posting a 3-1 record with a 2.27 ERA and 46 strikeouts.

Washington’s pitchers have allowed 5.3 runs per game overall this season as a unit. The team’s starters have an ERA of 3.80, a WHIP of 1.24 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 9.6. The bullpen has an 8.04 ERA, 1.81 WHIP and 9.2 K/9.

The Washington offense is putting up 5.9 runs per contest, including 6.6 per game over its last 10 games and 4.2 per game over its last five. The team has a slash-line of .259/.339/.470 over its last five matchups and is 2-3 SU during that stretch.

The Nationals’ batters have been led by third baseman Anthony Rendon and right fielder Adam Eaton. Rendon is slashing .387/.458/.806 with six home runs, 18 RBIs and 19 runs scored, while Eaton’s line is .319/.397/.406 with 22 hits, six RBIs and 12 runs scored.

In the other dugout, San Francisco’s pitching staff allowed 3.5 runs per game and its starters own a 3.48 ERA, 1.15 WHIP and 8.83 K/9. The bullpen has an outstanding ERA of just 2.51, along with a K/9 of 8.34.

Giants hitters have slashed .208/.271/.341 on their way to 3.2 runs scored per game this season, including 3.5 runs per game over the team’s last 10 games and 4.2 per game over the team’s last five contests (3-2 SU).

Right fielder Steven Duggar and first baseman Brandon Belt have led San Francisco’s hitters. Duggar is slashing .247/.268/.429 with three home runs, 10 RBIs and eight runs scored, while Belt (.242/.356/.532) is up to four homers, nine RBIs and eight runs scored.

The Giants have lost 0.1 units and are 5-4 ATS when facing a left-handed starting pitcher this year. The over has cashed in three of those games, as opposed to five that’ve gone under against lefty starters. On the other hand, the Nationals have lost 1.3 units and are 0-1 ATS when facing a left-handed starting pitcher. The over’s hit in one of those games, as opposed to zero that’ve cashed the under.

Giants at Nationals MLB Pick

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

Betting Trends

  • San Francisco has logged 18 extra-base hits over its last five games. Washington has 17 XBH over its last five.
  • The Giants have a team OPS of .612 this season, including an OPS of .650 against left-handed pitchers. The Nationals’ OPS sits at .810 overall and .888 against southpaws.
  • Washington has posted 25.8 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 outings and 21.4 over its last five.
  • The Giants have hit nine home runs in their last 10 games, including six over their last five.