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Nationals vs Giants Baseball Game Preview

Washington NationalsSan Francisco Giants
May 21, 10:15 PM | GrassAT&T Park

Washington Nationals vs San Francisco Giants Odds

23-22TEAM RECORD25-20

The San Francisco Giants host Washington on Tuesday, looking to build on their 25-20 mark against the 23-22 Nationals in MLB betting action at AT&T Park.

It's a pitching duel between Matt Cain for the Giants (3-2 on the year) and Stephen Strasburg for Washington (2-5 so far).

View Washington vs San Francisco Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Those going with the Giants in this one found them listed as moneyline favorites of -120 at TopBet for Monday's contest. The total was hovering near 6.5 at Bovada.

Power Rankings:
The Giants - Nationals odds would favor the Giants if the lines were set according to our power ranks. San Francisco is rated No. 7 in the current National League Odds Shark poll, while Washington is at No. 12 in the National League.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and San Francisco has the National League's No. 3-rated offensive output, at 9.4 hits per game. The Nationals average 7.4 hits per game, good for No. 14 on the National League list.

Comparing defensive stats, Washington owns the National League's No. 12-rated road mark, allowing 4.7 runs per game on the highway. San Francisco, on the other hand, rates No. 4 in scoring at home.

Washington was an 8-0 loser in its last match on the road against the Giants. They lost as +136 underdogs, while the total score of 8 made winners of UNDER bettors. The Nationals were shut out in their last start, struggling to get much going against the San Francisco staff and losing 8-0 to the Giants on Monday at AT&T Park.

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

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

A few Nationals at Giants trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Washington's last 7 games when playing San Francisco
Washington is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing San Francisco
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Washington's last 9 games when playing on the road against San Francisco
Washington is 5-11 SU in its last 16 games when playing on the road against San Francisco
The total has gone OVER in 6 of San Francisco's last 7 games when playing Washington
San Francisco is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 8 of San Francisco's last 11 games
San Francisco is 11-5 SU in its last 16 games when playing at home against Washington

Next up:
Washington at San Francisco, Wednesday, May 22