Giants vs. Nationals Prediction
The San Francisco Giants and the host Washington Nationals have each won a game in this weekend's three-game series. Which team will get the series win today in what will be a late afternoon start in D.C.?
Sunday, June 10, 2018
Nationals Park at 4:05PM ET
TV: MASN 2
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers, the Nationals are a -310 favorite to win on the moneyline. The Giants are a +255 underdog, while the over-under is set at 7.5 runs. As of Sunday morning, 74 percent of public bets are pouring in on host Washington. Check out our MLB Public Betting Page for the latest information.
Nats even series at game apiece
Washington remained in a first-place tie in the NL East Saturday with a 7-5 victory over the Giants. The Nationals overcame Gio Gonzalez' worst start of the season as he allowed four earned runs on six hits with three strikeouts and four walks in 3 1/3 innings. Justin Miller threw 1 2/3 innings of perfect relief with three strikeouts to earn the win. Adam Eaton returned to the lineup after being out for two months, going 1-for-4 and scoring two runs. Bryce Harper finished 2-for-5 with a solo home run. Anthony Rendon was 1-for-4 with a walk and two RBIs. Matt Adams went 2-for-4 with a double and two RBIs. Spencer Kieboom finished 2-for-3 with a double, a walk, a run and an RBI. Sean Doolittle picked up his 16th save.
Hundley has four-RBI day
San Francisco catcher Nick Hundley had a big day at the plate Saturday as he finished 2-for-4 with a home run, a double and four RBIs. His 3-run homer in the third inning pulled the Giants to within a 5-3 deficit and the visitors closed to within 5-4 the next inning, but were unable to overtake Washington. Buster Posey went 1-for-3 with a double, two walks and a run. Andrew McCutchen was 2-for-4 with a run and an RBI. Evan Longoria was 2-for-5 with a run. Dereck Rodriguez allowed five earned runs on six hits with two strikeout and three walks over 2 2/3 innings to take the loss.
Derek Holland (3-6, 4.91 ERA) takes the hill for the Giants today, while Max Scherzer (10-1, 1.95 ERA) goes for Washington.
MLB Betting Trends
The Giants are 7-2 in their last nine games overall. San Francisco is 21-44 in its last 65 games overall.
The Nationals are 25-10 in its last 35 games overall. The Nationals are 8-3 in their last 11 games versus the Giants in Washington.
This is a fairly gigantic pitching mismatch. Expect another Scherzer gem, while Holland should struggle to get through a Nationals lineup that is getting closer to full strength with the return of Eaton. Bet on the runline to make the return better.
MLB DAILY PREDICTION: WASHINGTON NATIONALS RL -145