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July 4, 11:05 AM | GrassNationals Park

San Francisco Giants vs Washington Nationals Odds

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MLB wagering interest swings to the Washington vs San Francisco battle on Wednesday at Nationals Park as the Nationals try to defend home turf and reward moneyline bettors.

The Nationals will rely on Edwin Jackson to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Madison Bumgarner will be his counterpart for the Giants. Edwin Jackson is 4-4 this season, and Madison Bumgarner is 10-4.

View San Francisco vs Washington Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Nationals were listed as -110 moneyline favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark, while oddsmakers set the opening total around 7.5 earlier on Monday.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the National League's No. 5-rated Giants taking on the National League's No. 3-rated Nationals in this contest.

How They Match Up:
At the plate, Washington owns the No. 8 ranking for hits in the National League at 8.6 per game. By contrast, the Giants are rated No. 4 in the same category at 8.9 per game.

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

In their last action, San Francisco was a 9-3 loser on the road against the Nationals. Bettors on Washington at -136 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (12) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. The Giants endured a 9-3 loss at the hands of the Nationals on Tuesday, with Tim Lincecum throwing 3 1/3 innings of 9-hit ball at Nationals Park.

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

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

A few Giants at Nationals trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 14 of San Francisco's last 19 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of San Francisco's last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of San Francisco's last 9 games when playing Washington
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of San Francisco's last 6 games when playing on the road against Washington
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Washington's last 7 games
Washington is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against San Francisco
Washington is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 15 of Washington's last 22 games at home

Next up:
San Francisco at Washington, Thursday, July 5