The Washington Nationals kicked off an eight-game homestand in grand fashion on Friday by topping the San Francisco Giants, and they’ll try to collect another W when the NL clubs face off again on Saturday.
- The Giants are 5-14 in their last 19 overall.
- The UNDER is 13-3 in the last 16 meetings.
- The UNDER is 7-2 in the Giants’ last 9 overall.
Matt Cain and Stephen Strasburg are listed as the probable starters. Strasburg can become the majors’ first 16-game winner with a triumph today. Strasburg is 5-1 over his last six starts and has permitted an amazing total of three hits or fewer in each of the victories.
Cain won his second straight start by holding the Nationals hitless on Sunday, but he did walk four batters in the process. Cain hasn’t had his best stuff since coming off the disabled list, giving up a combined nine runs and five home runs in his last two starts.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
Those betting on the visitors in this one found the San Francisco Giants listed as underdogs of 194 at most sportsbooks, including Bodog. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 8, check for odds updates at MyBookie.
Odds – Shark
prediction models pick the Nationals to win this game 5.3-3.3. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.
San Francisco Giants vs Washington Nationals Matchup
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
Washington (65-44) will face the 62-47 Giants in this tilt. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Washington vs San Francisco injuries news.
This game matches up the No. 3 (Washington Nationals) and the No. 20 (San Francisco Giants) teams, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.
The game also pits Washington Nationals No. 8-rated offense, averaging 4.77 runs per game, against a San Francisco Giants defense that ranks No. 7 at 4.07 in runs allowed per game. The Washington Nationals have averaged 8.61 hits per game so far, less than San Francisco Giants batters have averaged on the year (8.85 hits per game).
Comparing defensive stats, San Francisco owns the No. 7-rated road mark, allowing 4.23 runs per game on the highway. Washington, on the other hand, rates No. 11 in scoring at home.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
The Giants endured a 5-1 loss at the hands of the Nationals on Friday, with J Samardzija throwing 7 innings of 6-hit ball at Nationals Park.
- San Francisco is 3-16 ATS in its last 19 games
- San Francisco is 5-14 SU in its last 19 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 7 of San Francisco’s last 9 games
- San Francisco is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
- Washington is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
- Washington is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Washington’s last 9 games
- Washington is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home
Next Betting Matchups
San Francisco at Washington, Sunday, August 7th