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Moneyline favors Giants in battle with Nationals

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April 30, 4:05 PM | GrassNationals Park

San Francisco Giants vs Washington Nationals Odds

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The Washington Nationals battle the visiting San Francisco Giants on Saturday in MLB betting action at Nationals Park.

The Nationals will rely on John Lannan to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Jonathan Sanchez will be his counterpart for the Giants. John Lannan is 2-2 this season, and Jonathan Sanchez is 2-1.

View San Francisco vs Washington Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with the Nationals in this one will find them as +130 underdogs on the MLB money line. Betting the over under instead? It was hovering near 7.5 at its open earlier today.

Power Rankings:
The Nationals - Giants odds would favor the Giants if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Washington is rated No. 12 in the current National League Odds Shark poll, while San Francisco is at No. 8 in the National League.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Washington's No. 13-rated National League offense, averaging 3.9 runs per game, against a Giants defense that ranks No. 5 in the National League at 3.9 in runs allowed per game. The Nationals have averaged 7.5 hits per game so far, less than Giants batters have averaged on the year (8.2 hits per game).

San Francisco brings the National League's No. 5-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Nationals' league No. 9-ranked defense.

Last time out for San Francisco, they were a 3-0 loser as they battled the Nationals on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Nationals at +145 were rewarded, while the 3 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Jason Marquis shut down the Giants in their last game, striking out 7 in a 3-0 shutout over San Francisco in baseball action at Nationals Park.

San Francisco Giants Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Washington are 6-4
After playing Washington are 8-2
After a loss are 5-5

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

A few Giants at Nationals trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of San Francisco's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of San Francisco's last 5 games on the road
San Francisco is 15-5 SU in its last 20 games when playing Washington
San Francisco is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games when playing on the road against Washington
Washington is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Washington's last 9 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington's last 6 games when playing San Francisco
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington's last 6 games when playing at home against San Francisco

Next up:
San Francisco at Washington, Sunday, May 1