San Francisco Giants (32-32) at Washington Nationals (36-26)
|Date & Time||Sunday June 10, 2018, 4:05 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Washington Nationals -310 / San Francisco Giants +275 --- Over/Under: 7
The San Francisco Giants and Washington Nationals meet Sunday in MLB action at Nationals Park.
The San Francisco Giants look for another victory after winning seven of their last nine games. The Giants have scored 19 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 10 of their last 13 games. The San Francisco Giants have won seven of their last 11 games when scoring more than two runs. Brandon Crawford leads the Giants with 71 hits and 28 RBI while Andrew McCutchen and Evan Longoria have combined for 119 hits and 61 RBI. Derek Holland gets the ball, and he is 3-6 with a 4.91 ERA and 53 strikeouts this season. This will be Holland’s first career game against the Nationals.
The Washington Nationals look for a spark of consistency after splitting their last eight games. The Nationals have scored 23 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last six games. The Washington Nationals have won 10 of their last 11 games when scoring more than two runs. Trea Turner leads the Nationals with 65 hits and 25 RBI while Bryce Harper and Michael Taylor have combined for 97 hits and 62 RBI. Max Scherzer gets the ball, and he is 10-1 with a 1.95 ERA and 133 strikeouts this season. Scherzer is 4-4 with a 4.03 ERA and 60 strikeouts in his career against the Giants.
The Giants are 4-1 in their last 5 vs. National League East, 6-1 in their last 7 Sunday games and 2-5 in Hollands last 7 road starts. The Nationals are 8-3 in their last 11 during game 3 of a series, 20-8 in Scherzers last 28 home starts and 45-16 in Scherzers last 61 starts. The Giants are 3-8 in the last 11 meetings in Washington, the Nationals are 4-0 in Scherzers last 4 starts vs. Giants and the under is 20-6-2 in the last 28 meetings.
Holland has been better as of late, and we've backed the San Francisco Giants a ton this season, usually hitting on cheap prices or even plus money. However, Scherzer has been out of this world yet again this season, allowing just two runs in his last 16 innings. At home, Scherzer has an ERA of 1.85 with an allowed batting average of .141. In 129 at bats against current Giants, Scherzer is allowing a .194 batting average with 53 strikeouts. It's just tough to bet against Scherzer with the way he's pitching right now. Give me the Nats and the RL to add value to the bet.