San Francisco Giants vs. Washington Nationals Matchup

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The San Francisco Giants are heading east to square off against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park. Mid-Atlantic Sports Network will televise this NL matchup and the action gets underway at 7:05 p.m. ET.

San Francisco Giants vs. Washington Nationals Odds

San Francisco (+160) is entering this one as the underdog to Washington (-170) and Vegas has set the Over/Under for this night game at 7.5 runs (-120 for the over and +100 for the under). You can also bet on the game’s runline with the most recent odds sitting at -135 for the Giants +1.5 runs and +115 for the Nationals -1.5.

The Giants have gone 7-10 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. San Francisco is 3-4 ATS over its last seven games and the total has gone under in four of those seven. The Nationals, on the other hand, are 7-7 SU and 6-8 ATS. They’ve lost 1.8 units for moneyline bettors and 1.9 units ATS. Washington has covered the spread four times in its last seven games and the over has hit in four of those seven.

Washington games have an over/under record of 9-5 so far in 2019. San Francisco has an over/under record of 5-10-2.

Right-hander Dereck Rodriguez is getting the nod for the visiting Giants. Rodriguez is 1-2 with a 4.15 ERA and 12 strikeouts. He has yet to face the Nationals this year and only made one start against them in 2018 (0-1, 16.88 ERA and two strikeouts over 2.2 innings).

The Nationals are turning to righty Stephen Strasburg (1-0, 5.40 ERA), who has 20 strikeouts and seven walks, in addition to a WHIP of 1.38. Strasburg only made one start against the Giants in 2018 (0-1, 13.50 ERA and two strikeouts across two innings).

As a unit, Washington’s pitchers have given up 5.1 runs per game overall this season. Its starting pitching staff has a 3.69 ERA, 1.23 WHIP and 10.1 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a 7.75 ERA, 1.80 WHIP and 9.1 K/9.

The Washington hitters are putting up 5.9 runs per contest, including 6.7 per game over its last 10 games and 6.8 per game over their last five. The team has a slash-line of .296/.358/.495 over its last five contests and is 3-2 SU during that stretch.

Third baseman Anthony Rendon and outfielder Adam Eaton have led the Nationals’ hitters so far. Rendon is slashing .400/.460/.873 with six home runs, 17 RBIs and 18 runs scored, while Eaton’s line sits at .300/.382/.383 with 18 hits, five RBIs and 10 runs.

For the visitors, San Francisco’s pitchers have allowed 3.2 runs per game and its starting pitchers own a 3.38 ERA, 1.11 WHIP and 8.53 K/9. The bullpen has managed an excellent ERA of just 1.77, along with a WHIP of 1.11.

Giants hitters have slashed .199/.261/.313 on their way to 2.8 runs scored per game this season, including 3.0 runs per game over the team’s last 10 games and 2.0 per game over the team’s last five outings (3-2 SU).

San Francisco’s hitters have been led by outfielder Steven Duggar and shortstop Brandon Crawford. Duggar is slashing .224/.250/.328 with 15 hits, six RBIs and six runs scored, while Crawford (.228/.290/.263) is up to 13 hits, one RBI and four runs scored.

The Giants have lost 1.9 units and are 2-6 ATS when facing a righty starter this season. The over has cashed in two of those games, compared to five that’ve gone under in such games. On the other hand, the Nationals have lost 0.5 units and are 6-7 ATS when facing a right-handed starting pitcher. The over’s hit in eight of those games, as opposed to five which went under the total.

Giants at Nationals Free MLB Pick

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

Betting Notes

  • The over has hit in only two of San Francisco’s last seven contests.
  • The Giants have a team OPS of .574 this season and an OPS of .510 when facing right-handed pitchers. The Nationals’ OPS sits at .791 overall and .779 against righties.
  • San Francisco has posted 16.2 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 contests and 15.2 over its last five.
  • The Giants have hit five home runs in their last 10 games, including three over their last five.