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Nationals vs Giants in MLB odds

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

Washington hands the ball to starter Ross Detwiler in this one and he'll try to improve on his 3-3 mark on the year. San Francisco counters with Matt Cain, who will try to quiet the fans and the Nationals bats at the same time.

View San Francisco vs Washington Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Baseball odds makers opened the Nationals as +105 moneyline underdogs in this matchup. Over under bettors saw the number open at 7.5.

Power Rankings:
The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Nationals at No. 3 in the National League and the Giants at No. 5 in the National League heading into this contest.

How They Match Up:
On offense, it's a battle between Washington and its National League No. 8-rated batting order, averaging 4.2 runs per nine innings, against the National League's No. 13 lineup of the Giants at 4 runs per outing.

Defensively, San Francisco features the National League's No. 15-rated defense on the road, allowing 5.2 runs per game. Washington, meanwhile, comes in at No. 10 in the National League at home, scoring 3.9 runs per game.

Last time out for San Francisco, they were a 9-4 loser as they battled the Nationals on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Nationals at -103 were rewarded, while the 13 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. San Francisco suffered a 9-4 loss against Washington on Wednesday, as Madison Bumgarner wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Nationals Park.

San Francisco Giants Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Pittsburgh are 6-4
After playing Washington are 5-5
After a loss are 6-4

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

A few Giants at Nationals trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of San Francisco's last 5 games on the road
San Francisco is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games on the road
San Francisco is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games when playing Washington
San Francisco is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Washington's last 8 games
Washington is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against San Francisco
Washington is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Washington is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
San Francisco at Pittsburgh, Friday, July 6
Washington home to Colorado, Friday, July 6