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Samardzija Has Failed to Recapture Early-Season Form

The San Francisco Giants have been on an awful slide since the All-Star break, but a new arrival and the return of a few stars could help them get back on track. Eduardo Nunez is set to make his Giants debut on Friday against the Washington Nationals.

Shark Bites
  • The total has gone UNDER in nine of the Nationals' last 12 games against the Giants.
  • The Giants are 17-6 SU in their last 23 games with a closing total of 7.0 or less.
  • The Nationals are 1-5 SU in their last six games on the road against the Giants.

Max Scherzer and Jeff Samardzija will get the nod for the Nats and Giants, respectively. Scherzer (10-6, 2.92 ERA) has posted a 1.71 ERA with 91 strikeouts and 13 walks in his last 10 starts since July 1.

Samardzija (9-6, 4.22) has allowed a total of 14 homers over his last nine starts and has struggled to re-find his early-season form.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Washington Nationals were listed as -150 favorites on the MLB baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks, including Bet365. The total was set at 7 before betting started earlier on Friday over at Bovada.

Odds Shark prediction models pick the Nationals to win this game 4.3-3.7. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Washington Nationals vs San Francisco Giants Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The San Francisco Giants bring a 59-43 record to the battle against the 60-42 Nationals. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and San Francisco vs Washington injuries news.

It's a MLB baseball betting matchup between the No. 18-rated San Francisco Giants and the league No. 6-ranked Washington Nationals, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and San Francisco has baseball's No. 15-rated offensive output, at 8.88 hits per game. The Washington Nationals average 8.48 hits per game, good for No. 19 on the list.

Washington brings the No. 3-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Giants's No. 6-ranked defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Nationals enjoyed a 4-2 victory at the expense of the Giants on Thursday, with T Roark throwing 7 innings of 4-hit ball at AT&T Park.

Betting Trends
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington's last 6 games
  • Washington is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Washington is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Washington's last 6 games on the road
  • San Francisco is 1-11 ATS in its last 12 games
  • San Francisco is 2-10 SU in its last 12 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of San Francisco's last 7 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of San Francisco's last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Washington at San Francisco, Saturday, July 30th