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Nationals at Giants - 8/13/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Washington Nationals (58-54) at San Francisco Giants (60-53)

MLB Baseball: Thursday, August 13, 2015 at 10:15 pm (AT&T Park)

S Strasburg (6-5) (4.77) vs. R Vogelsong (7-7) (4.26)

The Line: San Francisco Giants +116 / Washington Nationals -126 --- Over/Under: 7 See the Latest Odds

TV: MASN, KNTV

The Washington Nationals and San Francisco Giants begin a four-game series Thursday night.

The Washington Nationals need a win after losing five of their last eight games. The Nationals have scored eight runs in their last three games and four or more runs in eight of their last 10 games. The Nationals have split their last eight games when scoring more than three runs. Yunel Escobar leads Washington with 121 hits and 34 RBI while Bryce Harper and Ian Desmond have combined for 109 RBI. The Washington Nationals have lost five of their last six road games. Stephen Strasburg gets the nod, and he’s 6-5 with a 4.76 ERA and 75 strikeouts this season. Strasburg is 3-0 with a 2.76 ERA and 36 strikeouts in his career against the Giants.

Nationals at Giants - 8/13/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The San Francisco Giants need a win after losing five of their last six games. The Giants have scored three runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last 10 games. The Giants have split their last six games when scoring more than three runs. Buster Posey leads San Fran with 128 hits and 75 RBI while Matt Duffy and Brandon Crawford have combined for 122 RBI. The San Francisco Giants have won six of their last eight home games. Ryan Vogelsong takes the hill, and he’s 7-8 with a 4.26 ERA and 81 strikeouts this season. Vogelsong is 1-2 with a 5.71 ERA and 26 strikeouts in his career against the Nationals.

The Nationals are 2-6 in their last 8 games vs. a right-handed starter and 4-0 in Strasburgs last 4 starts. The Giants are 5-1 in their last 6 vs. National League East and 8-2 in Vogelsongs last 10 home starts. The Nationals are 5-2 in the last 7 meetings in San Francisco and 4-1 in the last 5 meetings overall. 

The Nationals are having a very hard time on the road at the moment, and they're coming off a late game Wednesday night. The Giants at home for the plus money sounds like great value to me. 

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San Francisco Giants +116

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