Will the Giants and Nationals go over the betting total tonight when the two teams open a new series at 7:05PM ET?
The Matchup: Giants vs. Nationals, 7:05PM ET, Nationals Park
According to oddsmakers, Washington is a -167 money line favorite to beat San Francisco tonight in D.C. That makes the Giants +157 money line underdogs. The total, meanwhile, is sitting at 10 runs.
San Francisco enters play on Friday night having won six of its last 10 games, which includes a series win against the Cubs earlier this week. The Giants are still just 46-70 overall and are 19-38 on the road. On the other side, the Nats are 68-45 overall and are 32-23 at home. Washington is also 6-4 over its last 10 games.
The Pitching Matchup: Chris Stratton (SF) vs. Edwin Jackson (WAS)
Stratton is 0-2 on the year and owns a 6.63 ERA over 19 innings of work. He took a no-decision in his last start, which came against the Diamondbacks at home on August 5. Stratton pitched five innings in that start, allowed three runs over five hits while striking out four and walking four.
Jackson, meanwhile, has pitched 29 innings this season. He’s 2-2 with a 4.34 ERA. In his last start, which came August 5 in Chicago, he allowed four runs and scattered six hits over five innings. He struck out eight and didn’t walk a batter as the Nationals fell 7-4 to the Cubs.
In the Giants’ last nine games following an off day, the over is 8-1. The over is also 3-1-1 in their last five games overall, has cashed in six of their last eight road games, and is 11-5-3 in their last 19 games when facing a right-handed starter.
On the other side, the over is 4-1 in Jackson’s last five starts versus a National LEague West opponent. It is also 4-1 in Washington’s last five games when their opponent allows two runs or less in its previous game.
Friday MLB Prediction: Giants/Nationals over 10