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San Francisco Giants vs Washington Nationals MLB Baseball Betting Lines Preview

The Washington Nationals get a visit from the San Francisco Giants in MLB baseball betting action on Saturday, with the home side looking to send the visitors to the showers with a loss.

The Washington Nationals will turn to Edwin Jackson and his 2-2 record as they look for a win in this one, while the San Francisco Giants send Chris Stratton (0-1) to the hill.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Baseball betting odds makers, including BetOnline, opened the Washington Nationals as -258 moneyline favorites in this matchup. Over under total bettors saw the number open at 8 at shops such as Bovada.

Odds Shark computer score prediction models pick a possible 4.8-3.3 win for the Nationals on Saturday. 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

68-45 Washington battles the Giants, currently with a 46-70 mark. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Washington vs San Francisco injuries news.

According to MLB Power Rankings here, it's the No. 13-ranked Washington Nationals and the No. 14-rated San Francisco Giants in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Washington Nationals No. 2-rated offense, averaging 5.46 runs per game, against a San Francisco Giants defense that ranks No. 20 at 4.9 in runs allowed per game. The Washington Nationals have averaged 9.52 hits per game so far, more than San Francisco Giants batters have averaged on the year (8.52 hits per game).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Washington has the No. 9-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Giants own the No. 20 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

San Francisco rolled to a 3-1 win against Chicago on Wednesday, as M Bumgarner and the Giants' bats led the team to victory at AT&T Park.

Washington rolled to a 3-2 win against Miami on Thursday, as T Roark and the Nationals' bats led the team to victory at Nationals Park.

Betting Trends
  • San Francisco is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • San Francisco is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • San Francisco is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
  • San Francisco is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games on the road
  • Washington is 3-7 ATS in its last 10 games
  • Washington is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • Washington is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games at home
  • Washington is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

San Francisco at Washington, Sunday, August 13th