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San Francisco Giants at Washington Nationals Betting Preview

A pair of National League teams will get together on Saturday as part of the middle game of the three-game series. Washington won the first game of the series 5-3 on Friday.

The win for the Nationals made them 39-58. They are still in last place in the National League East. The Giants fell to 54-44 on the season. San Francisco is in a tight race with the Dodgers and Diamondbacks in the National League West.

The San Francisco Giants are favorites in this game. You can bet the Giants at -180 in this one. If you like the underdog, Washington Nationals, you can get them at +155. The total for this game is listed at 8.5 runs.

Webb Takes Ball for Giants

Logan Webb will get the start for the San Francisco Giants. Webb has been strong all season long, with an 8-7 record and a 3.11 earned run average. Webb has struck out 134 batters this season and walked just 23 while throwing 133 innings. He made his 19th start of the season on July 18th and allowed just two earned runs.

The Giants have dropped three straight games. In those three games, they are scoring just two runs per game. San Fransisco had been scoring runs pretty consistently, as they are just outside the Top 10 in runs scored. San Francisco has done much of their damage pitching. The Giants have a team ERA of 3.89 on the season.

The top bats for San Francisco this season have been LaMonte Wade Jr and Michael Conforto. Wade Jr. is the top hitter with a .274 batting average, while Conforto has 13 home runs and drove in 51 runs. The Giants have been known as streaky, as they just recently had a seven-game winning streak.

Nationals Looking to Keep Spoiling

For the Washington Nationals, Josiah Gray is going to take the mound. Gray is 6-8 on the season, with a 3.59 earned run average. He just went over 100 innings on the season, while he has struck out 94 batters and walked 47. Gray allowed ten hits over five innings in his last start in St. Louis.

The Nationals are looking to just play the role of spoiler. Washington is 24 games out of first place and way back of the wildcard as well. The Nationals will get plenty of chances during their schedule in the second half of the season to spoil potential playoff plans.

Washington, over their last five games, are allowing more than eight runs per game. On the season, Washington’s team ERA is 5.03, 27th in Major League Baseball.

Lane Thomas is having a strong season for the Nationals. The right fielder is hitting .289 on the season and has 16 home runs and drove in 51 runs. Jeimer Candelairo has 15 bombs for Washington.

Giants Bounce Back with Win

The San Francisco Giants are going to win this game. It’s hard to keep a good team down in back-to-back games, and the Giants are good. San Francisco knows they need to win games like this and look for the offense to get after it.

The Giants’ best starter is on the mound. This seems like one of those games where you bet, have confidence, and then get paid. Take the Giants -180 over the Nationals.

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