Giants vs. Nationals Tuesday Prediction
The Nationals will look to get above .500 with a win tonight against the Giants, who visit D.C. for the start of a new series at 7:05 p.m. ET. Will San Francisco’s struggling offense help bettors cash the under?
Game Snapshot & Odds
953 San Francisco Giants (+165) at 954 Washington Nationals (-185); 8 runs
Tuesday, April 16, 2019
7:05 p.m. ET, Nationals Park, Washington, D.C.
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Public Betting Trends
According to our MLB Public Betting Chart page, 74% of the betting tickets are on the Nationals to beat the Giants on the moneyline.
San Francisco Giants Fantasy Spin
Brandon Belt (neck) went 0-for-3 with a strikeout in his return to the Giants' lineup Sunday. Belt was a late scratch from the Giants' lineup on Saturday because of some mild stiffness in his neck. The 30-year-old first baseman is batting .218/.317/.473 with three home runs and eight RBI in 17 games this season.
Washington Nationals Fantasy Spin
Anthony Rendon went 1-for-4 with an RBI and a walk in the Nationals' loss to the Pirates on Sunday. Rendon led off the bottom of the sixth with an opposite-field single to extend his hitting streak to a career-high 13 games. He also delivered an RBI ground out in the third inning and had a chance to be a hero with the Nationals trailing by a run in the ninth inning. He stepped to the plate with the bases-loaded and two out against Pirates' closer Felipe Vásquez and flied out to center field to end the contest. The 28-year-old third baseman has been one of the hottest hitters in baseball, posting a surreal .400/.460/.873 triple-slash line with 18 runs scored, six homers and 17 RBI in 63 plate appearances this season
MLB Betting Trends
The Giants are 8-17 in their last 25 games at Nationals Park.
The Nationals are just 1-4 in Stephen Strasburg’s last five starts versus the Giants.
The Giants have one of the worst offenses in baseball and are facing an elite pitcher in Stephen Strasburg. On the other side of the pitching equation tonight is Dereck Rodriguez, who owns a low strikeout rate and a hard contact rate but he keeps getting away with it, as evidence of his 2.81 ERA in 2018. The one thing Rodriguez does well, however, is he doesn’t walk anybody. Through three starts this season, he’s also done a great job of keeping the ball on the ground (47.2% groundball rate). Thus, I see both pitchers keeping the scoring in check tonight at Nationals Park.
The Pick: Giants/Nationals UNDER 8