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Stephen Strasburg, Tim Lincecum take mound in Giants vs Nationals tilt

Washington NationalsSan Francisco Giants
Aug 15, 3:45 PM | GrassAT&T Park

Washington Nationals vs San Francisco Giants Odds

72-45TEAM RECORD64-53

A key battle on the MLB odds menu sees visiting Washington duelling San Francisco on Wednesday at AT&T Park.

The Giants will rely on Tim Lincecum to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Stephen Strasburg will be his counterpart for the Nationals. Tim Lincecum is 6-12 this season, and Stephen Strasburg is 13-5.

View Washington vs San Francisco Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the Nationals listed as favorites of 106 at most sportsbooks. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 6.5, depending on the book.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the National League's No. 3-rated Nationals taking on the National League's No. 1-rated Giants in this contest.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits San Francisco's No. 9-rated National League offense, averaging 4.2 runs per game, against a Nationals defense that ranks No. 1 in the National League at 3.6 in runs allowed per game. The Giants have averaged 9.1 hits per game so far, more than Nationals batters have averaged on the year (9 hits per game).

Defensively, Washington features the National League's No. 1-rated defense on the road, allowing 3.3 runs per game. San Francisco, meanwhile, comes in at No. 15 in the National League at home, scoring 3.4 runs per game.

Washington lost its last outing, a 6-1 result against the Giants on August 14. Bettors who backed the Giants at -136 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (7) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. The Nationals endured a 6-1 loss at the hands of the Giants on Tuesday, with Jordan Zimmermann throwing 5 2/3 innings of 8-hit ball at AT&T Park.

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

San Francisco Giants Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
Before playing San Diego are 7-3
After playing Washington are 4-6
After a win are 5-5

A few Nationals at Giants trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Washington's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Washington's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Washington's last 5 games when playing San Francisco
Washington is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of San Francisco's last 5 games when playing Washington
The total has gone OVER in 5 of San Francisco's last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of San Francisco's last 5 games
San Francisco is 10-4 SU in its last 14 games when playing at home against Washington

Next up:
Washington home to NY Mets, Friday, August 17
San Francisco at San Diego, Friday, August 17

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