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Jordan Zimmermann, Madison Bumgarner take mound in Giants vs Nationals tilt

Washington NationalsSan Francisco Giants
Aug 14, 10:15 PM | GrassAT&T Park

Washington Nationals vs San Francisco Giants Odds

72-44TEAM RECORD63-53

The San Francisco Giants host Washington on Tuesday, looking to build on their 63-53 mark against the 72-44 Nationals in MLB betting action at AT&T Park.

Jordan Zimmermann, with a record of 9-6 on the season, gets the ball for the Nationals, while the Giants trot Madison Bumgarner to the mound in this one. He is 12-7 so far in 2012.

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 underdogs of -119 at most sportsbooks. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 6.5, depending on the book.

Power Rankings:
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the National League No. 1-ranked Giants and the National League No. 3-rated Nationals in this matchup.

How They Match Up:
On offense, it's a battle between San Francisco and its National League No. 9-rated batting order, averaging 4.2 runs per nine innings, against the National League's No. 6 lineup of the Nationals at 4.5 runs per outing.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and San Francisco has the National League's No. 7-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Nationals own the National League's No. 1 mark in runs allowed.

Last time out for Washington, they were a 14-2 winner as they battled the Giants on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Nationals at +104 were rewarded, while the 16 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Washington enjoyed a laugher in their last game on Monday, running up a 14-2 score against the Giants.

Washington Nationals Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
Before playing San Francisco are 7-3
After playing San Francisco are 5-5
After a win are 8-2

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

A few Nationals at Giants trends to consider:
Washington is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games
Washington is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games on the road
Washington is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing San Francisco
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of San Francisco's last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of San Francisco's last 5 games when playing Washington
San Francisco is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games when playing at home against Washington
The total has gone OVER in 4 of San Francisco's last 6 games

Next up:
Washington at San Francisco, Wednesday, August 15