San Francisco Giants at Washington Nationals Matchup

The San Francisco Giants will play the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park. Mid-Atlantic Sports Network will be televising this NL matchup and the game gets going at 12:05 p.m. ET.

San Francisco Giants vs. Washington Nationals Odds

Washington (-160) is hosting this game as the favorite against San Francisco (+150) and Vegas has put the Over/Under for this afternoon’s game at 8 runs. The odds for wagering on the games total stand at -120 for the over and +100 for the under. Bettors can also wager on the games spread with the runline odds sitting at -145 for the Giants +1.5 runs and +125 for the Nationals -1.5.

The Nationals are 35-26 SU and 32-28 ATS. They’ve gained 1.4 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 4.1 units against the spread (ATS). Washington has covered the spread four times in its last seven games and the under has hit in six of those seven. The Giants are 32-31 SU and have gone 36-26 ATS. In total, the teams gained 4.3 units for moneyline bettors and 8.7 units ATS. San Francisco has covered the spread five times in its last seven games and the total has gone under in four of those seven.

Washington games have had an over/under record of 23-35-2 so far in 2018. San Francisco has an over/under record of 31-29-2.

Dereck Rodriguez is getting the start for the visiting Giants. Rodriguez is 1-0 with a 1.93 ERA and 10 strikeouts. He has yet to face the Nationals this year and did not record a start against them in 2017, either.

The Nationals are preparing to start lefty Gio Gonzalez (6-2, 2.27 ERA), who’s got 72 punchouts and 28 walks, as well as a WHIP of 1.23. Gonzalez is 0-1 with four strikeouts and a 5.40 ERA in one start against San Francisco this year.

As a unit, Washington’s pitching staff has given up 3.5 runs per game overall this year. Its starting pitching staff has a 2.94 ERA, 1.05 WHIP and 9.9 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a 3.91 ERA, 1.21 WHIP and 9.3 K/9.

The Washington offense is putting up 4.4 runs per outing, including 4.0 per game over its last 10 games and 5.4 per game over its last five. The teams hit .217/.269/.353 over its last five matchups and is 3-2 SU during that stretch.

The Nationals batters have been led by shortstop Trea Turner and outfielder Bryce Harper. Turner is hitting .258/.343/.395 with seven home runs, 24 RBIs, 35 runs and 18 steals, and Harper’s line is .228/.364/.507 with 18 homers, 42 RBIs and 38 runs scored.

In the visiting dugout, San Francisco’s pitchers have allowed 4.7 runs per game and its starters own a 4.63 ERA, 1.38 WHIP and 7.12 K/9. The bullpen has an ERA of 3.90, along with a WHIP of 1.38.

Giants hitters have slashed .265/.326/.422 on their way to 4.3 runs scored per game this year, including 5.4 runs per game over the teams last 10 games and 6.4 per game over the teams last five outings (4-1 SU).

Shortstop Brandon Crawford and first baseman Brandon Belt continue to lead San Francisco’s offense. Crawford is hitting .327/.377/.507 with seven home runs, 28 RBIs and 27 runs scored, while Belt (.307/.403/.547) is up to 11 homers, 31 RBIs and 32 runs scored.

The Giants have gained 6.3 units and are 15-8 ATS when facing a lefty starter this season. The over has hit in 14 of those games, compared to nine that’ve gone under against -handed starting pitchers.

San Francisco Giants vs. Washington Nationals Prediction

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

Betting Notes

  • The Giants have won seven of their last eight games SU.
  • Washington has recorded 19.2 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 outings and 21.4 over its last five.
  • The Giants have hit 14 home runs in their last 10 games, including 10 over their last five.