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MLB betting line favors Nationals over Giants

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Aug 15, 4:05 PM | GrassNationals Park

San Francisco Giants vs Washington Nationals Odds

52-67TEAM RECORD59-60

MLB wagering interest swings to the Washington vs San Francisco battle on Thursday at Nationals Park as the Nationals try to defend home turf and reward moneyline bettors.

For the Nationals, Dan Haren gets the ball, charged with keeping the Giants hitters off the base paths. He'll face Ryan Vogelsong, 2-4 on the year.

View San Francisco vs Washington Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors were +-145 moneyline underdogs in this one earlier in the day at most online sportsbooks including Bovada. The total was 7.5 at GTbets.eu for those preferring over under wagers.

Power Rankings:
It's a baseball betting matchup between the National League No. 8-rated Nationals and the league No. 7-ranked Giants, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Giants rank No. 5 in the National League at 8.9 hits per game. That compares with Washington’s No. 14 ranking in that category.

Comparing defensive stats, San Francisco owns the National League's No. 14-rated road mark, allowing 4.7 runs per game on the highway. Washington, on the other hand, rates No. 6 in scoring at home.

The Giants were a 6-5 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Nationals. That made winners of bettors who got Washington at -148 on the moneyline, while the total score (11) was good news for OVER bettors. San Francisco looks to rebound from a loss to the Nationals, who beat them 6-5 on Wednesday behind a start from Jordan Zimmermann at Nationals Park.

San Francisco Giants Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Miami are 3-7
After playing Washington are 4-6
After a loss are 4-6

Washington Nationals Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Atlanta are 2-8
After playing San Francisco are 7-3
After a win are 7-3

A few Giants at Nationals trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of San Francisco's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of San Francisco's last 5 games when playing on the road against Washington
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of San Francisco's last 13 games
San Francisco is 3-8 SU in its last 11 games when playing Washington
Washington is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Washington is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Washington is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against San Francisco
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games when playing at home against San Francisco

Next up:
San Francisco at Miami, Friday, August 16
Washington at Atlanta, Friday, August 16

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