Nationals vs. Giants Monday Prediction
Two National League wild card contenders that have struggled of late will meet at Oracle Park tonight when the Giants host the Nationals at 9:45 p.m. ET. Despite being 3-7 over their last 10 games, will the Nats hit as an underdog tonight?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Monday, August 5, 2019
9:45 p.m. ET, Oracle Park, San Francisco, CA
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Public Betting Trends
According to our MLB Public Betting Chart page, 55% of the betting tickets are on the Nationals to beat the Giants on the moneyline.
Washington Nationals Fantasy Spin
Gerardo Parra went 2-for-3 with a two-run home run in Sunday's loss to the Diamondbacks. Parra teed off on a Taylor Clarke delivery in the second inning, sending it deep to right for a two-run homer. The home run was his sixth of the year and his first since June 19. In 82 games between the Giants and Nationals this year, the 32-year-old is hitting .245/.307/.398.
San Francisco Giants Fantasy Spin
Donovan Solano hit a pair of solo home runs in a loss to the Rockies on Sunday. Solano lined the second pitch of the game, an inside fastball from Kyle Freeland, into the first row of seats in left field. He then connected with a Freeland breaking ball in the third inning, launching it out to center for another solo homer. The dingers were the third and fourth of the year for the 31-year-old, marking a career high. The Giants have found something in Solano, who's hitting .343/.374/.496 in 49 games in 2019 after entering the year with a career .257/.306/.331 line, having last played in the majors in 2016.
MLB Betting Trends
The Nationals are 1-4 in their last five games overall and have dropped five of their last seven games against the National League West.
The Giants are 5-1 in Jeff Samardizja’s last six starts and are 7-1 in his last eight outings on Monday.
The Giants have been profitable in Samardzija’s recent starts but not at home. In his last seven outings at Oracle Park, San Francisco is just 1-6. In Samardzija’s last six starts against the Nationals, the Giants are winless. Meanwhile, the Nationals have won nine of their last 13 games following a loss and are 13-5 in their last 18 road games versus a right-handed starter.
The Pick: Washington Nationals +100