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Nationals visit San Francisco Giants in MLB clash

Washington NationalsSan Francisco Giants
Aug 13, 10:15 PM | GrassAT&T Park

Washington Nationals vs San Francisco Giants Odds

71-44TEAM RECORD63-52

San Francisco will try to be nasty hosts on Monday when the Washington Nationals pay a visit to AT&T Park.

San Francisco sends Ryan Vogelsong out against Gio Gonzalez for the Nationals in this game. Vogelsong is 10-5 with a 2.27 ERA on the season, while Gonzalez is 14-6 on the year and has a 3.32 ERA.

View Washington vs San Francisco Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Nationals were listed as +-125 underdogs on the baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks. The total was set at 6.5 before betting started earlier on Monday.

Power Rankings:
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the National League No. 4-ranked Giants and the National League No. 2-rated Nationals in this matchup.


How They Match Up:
On offense, it's a battle between San Francisco and its National League No. 9-rated batting order, averaging 4.3 runs per nine innings, against the National League's No. 7 lineup of the Nationals at 4.4 runs per outing.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and San Francisco has the National League's No. 5-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Nationals own the National League's No. 1 mark in runs allowed.

Last time out for Washington, they were a 7-4 loser as they battled the Diamondbacks on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Diamondbacks at -132 were rewarded, while the 11 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Washington looks to rebound from a loss to the Diamondbacks, who beat them 7-4 on Sunday behind a start from Patrick Corbin at Chase Field.

San Francisco won its last outing, a 9-6 result against the Rockies on August 12. Bettors who backed the Giants at -168 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (15) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. The Giants enjoyed a 9-6 victory at the expense of the Rockies on Sunday, with Barry Zito throwing 5 1/3 innings of 7-hit ball at AT&T Park.

Washington Nationals Trends:
When playing on Monday are 5-5
Before playing San Francisco are 8-2
After playing Arizona are 4-6
After a loss are 7-3

San Francisco Giants Trends:
When playing on Monday are 8-2
Before playing Washington are 5-5
After playing Colorado are 6-4
After a win are 5-5

A few Nationals at Giants trends to consider:
Washington is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games
Washington is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games on the road
Washington is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing San Francisco
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington's last 6 games when playing San Francisco
San Francisco is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games when playing at home against Washington
San Francisco is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of San Francisco's last 6 games when playing Washington
San Francisco is 3-8 SU in its last 11 games at home

Next up:
Washington at San Francisco, Tuesday, August 14