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Nationals Worth A Look On The Runline

The NL East-leading Washington Nationals are not just winning on the diamond,  they are also cashing at the betting window. The Nats have gone 6-3 SU in their past nine but have also gone a stellar 7-2 against the runline in that span. The Nationals kick off a weekend series with the San Francisco Giants Friday.

Shark Bites
  • Gio Gonzalez allowed 1 earned run in 6.0 innings of work against the Giants this season.
  • The Giants are 5-13 in their past 18 games.
  • The Giants are 6-2 in their past eight games against the Nationals.

Gio Gonzalez, who will take to the mound Friday, is coming off his best month of baseball since the start of the season. Gonzalez had a 2.70 ERA across his five starts in July and has not allowed a home run in his past three outings.

Jeff Samardzija is making a case to be called one of the most overpaid pitchers in baseball after inking a five-year, $90-million contract this offseason. ‘The Shark’ has posted a 4.30 ERA on the year and has already surrendered 29 home runs – four more than he has ever allowed in a full season.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The San Francisco Giants were listed as 135 underdogs on the MLB baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks, including Bet365. The total was set at 8.5 before betting started earlier on Friday over at Bovada.

Odds Shark computer score prediction models pick a possible 5.3-4.2 win for the Nationals on Friday. 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

64-44 Washington battles the Giants, currently with a 62-46 mark. 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.

Statistical Matchup

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. 6 at 4.06 in runs allowed per game. The Washington Nationals have averaged 8.63 hits per game so far, less than San Francisco Giants batters have averaged on the year (8.9 hits per game).

Comparing defensive stats, San Francisco owns the No. 7-rated road mark, allowing 4.22 runs per game on the highway. Washington, on the other hand, rates No. 13 in scoring at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Giants beat Philadelphia in extra innings, earning a 3-2 victory at Citizens Bank Park in MLB wagering action.

The Nationals hope for a dominant pitching performance similar to their last game when M Scherzer struck out 11 batters in 8-3 victory on Wednesday at Chase Field.

Betting Trends
  • San Francisco is 3-15 ATS in its last 18 games
  • San Francisco is 5-13 SU in its last 18 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of San Francisco's last 8 games
  • San Francisco is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Washington is 7-2 ATS in its last 9 games
  • Washington is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
  • Washington is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games at home
  • Washington is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

San Francisco at Washington, Saturday, August 6th

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