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MLB Pick: San Francisco Giants at Washington Nationals

Overview

The San Francisco Giants head to the nations capital for a three game series with the Washington Nationals. This will only be the 5th meeting so far this season between the Giants and Nationals with the Nationals winning 3 of the first 4 games. Washington has played well against the Giants over the past few seasons winning 13 of the last 20 meetings overall and 7 of the last 8 meetings in Washington.

Head to Head Trends

Giants are 1-7 in the last 8 meetings in Washington.
Giants are 2-6 in the last 8 meetings overall.

Washington Nationals (-146)

The Washington Nationals are 1st in the National League East 7 games clear of the 2nd place Atlanta Braves. The Nationals are 20 games over .500 on the season with most of their success coming at home where they are 17 games over .500 at 41-24. The Nationals are probably the most well rounded team in the National League. They have the 3rd highest scoring offense in the NL with 4.21 runs per game and they also have the second best pitching staff in the NL allowing just 3.40 runs per game. The Nationals are red hot right now winning their last 10 games in a row. Over that stretch the Nationals averaged 4.60 runs per game on offense and allowed just 2.30 runs per game defense. On the hill for the Nationals today is Doug Fister who is 12-3 with a 2.20 ERA in his 18 starts this season. Like the Nationals Fister has also been on the quite the roll lately winning his last 3 games with an incredible 0.00 ERA.

Washington Nationals Trends

Nationals are 14-3 in Fisters last 17 starts
Nationals are 20-7 in their last 27 home games.

San Francisco Giants (+136)

The San Francisco Giants are 2nd in the National League West 3.5 games back of the LA Dodgers. The Giants are 8 games over .500 on the season at 67-59 and they average 3.90 runs per game on offense and allow 3.61 runs per game on defense. After losing 14 of  20 games the Giants seem to have turned things around and have now won 4 of their last 5 games since although those wins came against the Phillies and Cubs so we’ll see if the Giants have really turned things around tonight when they face a good team in the Nationals. Starting for the Giants is the veteran Tim Hudson who is 8-9 with a 3.03 ERA on the season.

San Francisco Giants Trends

Giants are 5-22 in their last 27 vs. a team with a winning record.
Giants are 0-4 in Hudsons last 4 starts vs. a team with a winning record.

Conclusion

I like the Nationals to keep rolling and beat the Giants today in this one. The Nationals are red hot right now winning their last 10 games and they also have Doug Fister on the mound who hasn’t allowed a run in his last 3 starts.

Free Pick: Washington Nationals -146

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