Giants vs. Nationals Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets - Monday, May 8, 2023

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Giants vs. Nationals Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Monday, May 8, 2023

MLB Predictions

Led by Thairo Estrada (two-game homer streak), the San Francisco Giants (15-18) are favorites versus the Washington Nationals (14-20) Monday at 9:45 PM ET. Oddsmakers have named the Giants as -227 favorites for the game, which airs on NBCS-BA.

Anthony DeSclafani will get the ball for San Francisco while Washington will counter with Jake Irvin.

Giants vs. Nationals Odds

  • Giants odds to win: -227
  • Nationals odds to win: +186
  • Spread: Giants -1.5
  • Total: 8.5 runs

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Game Time and Information

  • Date: Monday, May 8, 2023
  • Time: 9:45 PM ET

Who Will Win Giants vs. Nationals?

Giants and Nationals Betting Trends

The Giants have been the moneyline favorite 13 total times this season. They’ve finished 6-7 in those games.

San Francisco has not played a game with moneyline odds of -227 or shorter.

The Nationals have entered the game as underdogs 34 times this season and won 14, or 41.2%, of those games.

Washington has entered 10 games this season as the underdog by +186 or more and is 4-6 in those contests.

The Giants have played in 33 games with a set over/under, and have combined with their opponents to go over the total 16 times (16-16-1).

The Nationals’ games have gone over the total in 14 of their 34 chances.

Giants Stats & Insights

The Giants have the No. 20 offense in MLB action scoring 4.5 runs per game (148 total runs).

San Francisco averages 1.6 home runs per game to rank fourth in MLB action with 54 total home runs.

The Giants have the 18th-ranked batting average in the league (.241).

San Francisco strikes out 10.4 times per game, the worst average in the majors.

The nine strikeouts per nine innings put together by the Giants pitching staff ranks 12th in MLB.

San Francisco has the 20th-ranked team ERA among all MLB pitching staffs (4.64).

Nationals Stats & Insights

The Nationals have scored 132 runs (just 3.9 per game) this season, which ranks 27th in MLB.

Washington’s 22 home runs rank 29th in MLB this season.

The Nationals rank 12th in MLB with a .255 team batting average.

Washington is the best at avoiding strikeouts in MLB this season with only 235 as a team.

The Nationals strike out just 7.8 batters per nine innings as a pitching staff, which ranks 26th in MLB.

Washington has pitched to a 4.53 ERA this season, which ranks 18th in baseball.

Giants Key Players to Watch

The Giants will send DeSclafani (3-1) out for his seventh start of the season. He is 3-1 with a 2.13 ERA and 30 strikeouts through 38 2/3 innings pitched.

Estrada leads San Francisco with a batting average of .346. He’s also hit six home runs with 14 RBI.

LaMonte Wade Jr has 23 hits and an OBP of .436 to go with a slugging percentage of .517 this season.

Wilmer Flores has collected 24 base hits, an OBP of .319 and a slugging percentage of .523 this season.

J.D. Davis leads San Francisco in home runs (seven) and runs batted in (19) this season while batting .286.

Nationals Key Players to Watch

Irvin will take to the mound for the Nationals, his second start of the season.

Luis Garcia is hitting .271 with five doubles, a triple, three home runs and eight walks.

Lane Thomas’ 17 runs batted in pace his team.

Keibert Ruiz is hitting .254 with five doubles, three home runs and eight walks.

Victor Robles’ .292 batting average leads his team.

Giants and Nationals Injuries

Giants: Mike Yastrzemski: 10 Day IL (Hamstring), Darin Ruf: 10 Day IL (Wrist), Brandon Crawford: 10 Day IL (Calf), Alex Wood: 15 Day IL (Hamstring), Roberto Pérez: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Luke Jackson: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Luis González: 60 Day IL (Back), Thomas Szapucki: 60 Day IL (Left arm)

Nationals: Corey Dickerson: 10 Day IL (Calf), Victor Robles: 10 Day IL (Back), Israel Pineda: 10 Day IL (Finger), Chad Kuhl: 15 Day IL (Foot), Stephen Strasburg: 60 Day IL (Ribs/shoulder), Tanner Rainey: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Cade Cavalli: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Victor Arano: 60 Day IL (Shoulder)

Giants vs. Nationals Prediction

  • Score Prediction: Giants 5, Nationals 4
  • Total Prediction: Over 8.5 runs
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