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Washington Nationals vs. San Francisco Giants 8/22/14 Free MLB Pick

San Francisco Giants (67-59) at Washington Nationals (73-53)

MLB Baseball: Friday, August 22, 2014 at 7:05 pm (Nationals Park)

Tim Hudson (R) (8-9) (3.033) vs. Doug Fister (R) (12-3) (2.200)

The Line: Washington Nationals -140 / San Francisco Giants +130 --- Over/Under: 7 See the Latest Odds

TV: CSN-Bay, MASN, MLB TV

The Washington Nationals and the San Francisco Giants face off on Friday for game one of their series.

The Washington Nationals are the hottest team in baseball as they look to put away the National League East. The Nationals are 41-24 a home and they have won their last 10 games in a row. AS a team the Nationals are hitting .251 with Denard Span hitting .302, Jayson Werth hitting .283, and Anthony Rendon hitting .278. The Nationals pitching staff has an ERA of 3.05 with the starters at 3.15 and the bullpen at 2.85. For game one against the Giants the Nationals start Doug Fister who has been quietly one of the best in the Majors this season. For the year Fister has allowed 111 hits and 29 earned runs while striking out 74 over 118.2 innings for a 12-3 record and a 2.20 ERA.

Washington Nationals vs. San Francisco Giants 8/22/14 Free MLB Pick

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The San Francisco Giants are competing hard for a spot in the post season and while they control their own destiny in the Wild Card race they are also still in in it in the NL West. The Giants are 35-27 on the road, 5-5 in their last 10 games, and they have won their last two games. As a team the Giants are hitting .246 with Hunter Pence hitting .284, Michael Morse hitting .283, and Buster Posey hitting .276. The Giants pitching staff has an ERA of 3.40 with the starters at 3.75 and the bullpen at 2.65. For game one against the Nationals the Giants start Tim Hudson who has lost his last three decisions. For the season Hudson has allowed 155 hits and 52 earned runs while striking out 95 over 154.1 innings for a 8-9 record and a 3.03 ERA.

The Nationals are 11-1 in their last 12 games, 20-7 in their last 27 home games, and 7-1 in Fister’s last eight home starts. San Francisco is 4-1 in their last five games, 13-6 against a right-handed starter, and 0-4 in Hudson’s last four starts as an underdog. San Francisco is 2-8 in their last 10 games against Washington.

I am not expecting much scoring and my free pick is the under. My stronger pick is on the winning side and I will post that in the Premium Area as well as on the App.

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Under 7

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