Lincecum looks to pitch Giants over Nats
The San Francisco Giants' Tim Lincecum has just one victory in his nine career outings against the Washington Nationals as those teams meet in baseball betting action on Saturday.
Lincecum is 1-5 with a 6.08 ERA in his nine career starts against the Nationals, and on the season he's 10-8 with a 4.48 ERA and 128 strikeouts in 142 2-3 innings. Jordan Zimmermann pitches for Washington on Saturday; the righthander is 8-5 with a 2.97 ERA this season.
San Francisco Giants vs Washington Nationals Opening Odds and Betting Line
Betting fans looking to pick the visiting San Francisco Giants before the first pitch in this match found them as 175-moneyline underdogs earlier today at Bovada. They saw the over/under total of 7.5 earlier at TopBet.
Computer Prediction: San Francisco Giants vs Washington Nationals Pick
Odds Shark computer score prediction models pick a possible 4.6-4.1 win for the Nationals on Saturday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
The Washington Nationals sport a record of 73-54 heading into this matchup, while the San Francisco Giants sit at 68-59 on the season 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. 5 (Washington Nationals) and the No. 13 (San Francisco Giants) teams, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.
How San Francisco Giants vs Washington Nationals Stats Matchup
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features the Washington Nationals No. 12-ranked scoring average of 4.2 runs per game, against a San Francisco Giants offense rated No. 20 and scoring 3.96 runs per game. The Nationals have averaged 8.59 hits per game to date this season, more than the Giants hitters have managed (8.39 per nine innings).
Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Washington has the No. 3-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Giants own the No. 5 mark in runs allowed.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
In their last action, San Francisco was a 10-3 winner on the road against the Nationals. Bettors on San Francisco at +137 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (13) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. The Giants enjoyed a 10-3 victory at the expense of the Nationals on Friday, with Tim Hudson throwing 5 1/3 innings of 5-hit ball at Nationals Park.
San Francisco Giants vs Washington Nationals Betting Odds Trends
San Francisco is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
San Francisco is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games when playing Washington
The total has gone OVER in 4 of San Francisco's last 5 games when playing Washington
San Francisco is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games when playing on the road against Washington
Washington is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington's last 6 games
Washington is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Washington's last 10 games at home
Next Betting Matchups
San Francisco at Washington, Sunday, August 24th