The Washington Nationals (35-29) and San Francisco Giants (42-24) will continue a National League series Thursday afternoon at AT&T Park, with the first pitch scheduled for 3:45 p.m. ET
Washington Nationals vs. San Francisco Giants
Washington has won four games in a row, including a 6-2 victory over San Francisco as +103 road underdogs Wednesday, while going OVER the betting total of 7. The Nationals are baseball’s hottest team entering this affair—capturing 10 of their last 12 contests. It’s important to point out that the franchise hasn’t earned a sweep in the Bay Area since May 12-14, 2003. Washington is 0-2 as road underdogs of +125 to +150 during the 2014 campaign.
Nationals starting pitcher Blake Treinen (0-2, 1.78 ERA) will be making his eighth appearance (fourth start) of the season, as he didn’t earn a decision in a 4-3 setback on the road to the San Diego Padres last time out. The right-hander has received just four runs of offensive supporting during his starting assignments, while the bullpen has compiled a 6.10 ERA in those efforts. Treinen will face the Giants for the first time in his career.
San Francisco will look to snap a three-game losing streak, while the OVER has cashed in four of its last five contests. The Giants have held sole possession of the best record in the Majors for the past 19 days—leading directly to the largest lead of any division leader. MLB handicappers should take note that the club has never been swept in a four-game series at this ballpark. San Francisco is 12-1 as home favorites of -150 to -175 this season, with the OVER going 7-6 in that situation.
Giants starting pitcher Tim Hudson (6-2, 1.97 ERA) is coming off one of his shortest appearances of the season, as he tossed five innings and allowed three runs on a season-high nine hits this past Saturday against the Giants. The right-hander has watched his team win his last 15 home games dating back to his time with the Atlanta Braves during the 2013 campaign. In 29 career games versus the Nationals, Hudson has produced a sparkling 16-5 record and 2.45 ERA.
Sports bettors will likely back the Giants due to their 12-1 record as home favorites of -150 to -175 this season.