Nationals vs. Giants Tuesday Pick
Will Game 2 of the Washington Nationals and San Francisco Giants' series on Tuesday night amount to a low-scoring matchup for bettors? The two teams will continue their series at AT&T Park at 10:15 p.m. ET.
Game Snapshot & Odds
Tuesday, April 24, 2018
10:15 p.m. ET, AT&T Park
TV: WSH (MSN2); SF (CSBA)
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Public Betting Trends
Oddsmakers from online sportsbook YouWager currently list the Nationals as a -117 favorite. As of this writing, 59% of the betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Nationals to beat the Giants on the money line. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our MLB Public Betting Page for updated figures on this game.
Nationals Roark continues to pitch well in April
Tanner Roark allowed two runs on two hits in seven innings but had to settle for a no-decision against the Mets on Wednesday. He fanned six, walked three and surrendered just two knocks. The Mets got both of their hits off him in the fourth inning to scratch out a couple of runs. He left the game with a lead but reliever Ryan Madson blew that in epic fashion.
Roark has been one of the better pitchers in the league so far, rocking a 3.24 ERA with 24 strikeouts and nine walks in 25 innings through four starts.
Blach continues to be serviceable for Giants
Ty Blach yielded two runs on six hits over six innings in Thursday's loss to the Diamondbacks. Blach struck out four and walked three over his six innings of work. An RBI single by David Peralta brought home the first run on his line, in the third inning, with A.J. Pollock finishing off the scoring on his watch via a solo home run in the sixth inning.
Through his first five starts of the campaign, Blach owns a 4.10 ERA and 1.59 ERA. The southpaw has been generally serviceable this year, but he rarely rises above that. A home start against the Nationals shows next on his schedule.
MLB Betting Trends
The Nationals are 1-5 in Roark's last six starts and are 1-4 in his last five road outings.
The Giants are winless at 0-4 in Blach's last four starts and are 0-5 in his last five outings coming off five days of rest.
Every once in a while the Giants will string together a big offensive night but overall, this is one of the weakest hitting offenses in baseball. Brandon Belt and Evan Longoria are even swinging hot bats and the Giants still can't hang crooked numbers on the scoreboard most nights. Blach has been good while Roark has been even better. I expect another low-scoring game between the two teams.
The Pick: Nationals/Giants under 7.5