San Francisco Giants vs. Washington Nationals - 8/13/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Washington Nationals (58-55) 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, CSN-Bay
The San Francisco Giants and the Washington Nationals face off on Thursday in San Francisco in game one of their MLB series.
The San Francisco Giants have hit a rough patch as they continue to chase the Dodgers in the National League West. The Giants are 3-7 in their last 10 games, 31-24 at home, and they are three games back in NL West. As a team the Giants are hitting .271 with Buster Posey hitting .331, Joe Panik hitting .309, and Matt Duffy hitting .304. The Giants pitching staff has an ERA of 3.73 with the starters at 3.93 and the bullpen at 3.35. For game one against the Nationals the Giants start Ryan Vogelsong who has allowed 1-3 hits and 50 earned runs while striking out 81 over 105.2 innings for a 7-8 record and a 4.26 ERA.
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The Washington Nationals once looked like a sure thing to make the post season but now they are chasing the Mets in the NL East and a slew of Wild Card contenders. The Nationals are 4-6 in their last 10 games, 27-32 on the road, and they are 3.5 games behind the Mets in the National League East. As a team the Nationals are hitting .250 with Bryce Harper hitting .333, Yunel Escobar hitting .311, and Danny Espinosa hitting .246. The Nationals pitching staff has an ERA of 3.65 with the starters at 3.71 and the bullpen at 3.54. For game one at Los Angeles the Nationals start Stephen Strasburg who has allowed 76 hits and 36 earned runs while striking out 75 over 68 innings for a 6-5 record and a 4.76 ERA.
San Francisco is 9-2 in their last 11 home games, 1-5 in their last six games, and 8-2 in Vogelsong’s last 10 home starts. Washington is 1-5 in their last six road games, 1-5 in game one of a series, and 4-0 in Strasburg’s last four starts. Washington is 5-2 in their last seven games in San Francisco.
I expect a defensive game so my free pick here is the under. My stronger pick is on the winning team and I will post that in the Premium Area as well as on the App.