Giants vs. Nationals Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets - Tuesday, May 9, 2023

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Giants vs. Nationals Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Tuesday, May 9, 2023

MLB Predictions

The San Francisco Giants will take the field against the Washington Nationals (15-20) on Tuesday. The game begins at 9:45 PM ET on NBCS-BA, with the Giants listed as -232 favorites on the moneyline.

Logan Webb starts for San Francisco while Patrick Corbin is Washington’s starter for the contest.

Giants vs. Nationals Odds

  • Giants odds to win: -232
  • Nationals odds to win: +190
  • Spread: Giants -1.5
  • Total: 8.5 runs

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Game Time and Information

  • Date: Tuesday, May 9, 2023
  • Time: 9:45 PM ET

Who Will Win Giants vs. Nationals?

Giants and Nationals Betting Trends

The Giants have won 42.9% of the games this season when they were the moneyline favorite (6-8).

San Francisco has ynot played as moneyline favorites of -232 or shorter.

The Nationals have been underdogs in 35 games this season and won 15 (42.9%) of those contests.

Washington has entered nine games this season as the underdog by +190 or more and is 3-6 in those contests.

The Giants have played in 34 games with an over/under set, and have combined with their opponents to go over the total 16 times (16-17-1).

Games involving the Nationals have gone over the total set by oddsmakers in 14 of 35 chances this season.

Giants Stats & Insights

The Giants have the No. 20 offense in MLB play scoring 4.4 runs per game (149 total runs).

San Francisco averages 1.6 home runs per game to rank fourth in MLB action with 55 total home runs.

The Giants have the 18th-ranked batting average in the league (.240).

San Francisco strikes out 10.3 times per game, the worst mark in the majors.

The Giants pitching staff is 15th in MLB with a collective 8.8 strikeouts per nine innings.

San Francisco has the 20th-ranked team ERA across all MLB pitching staffs (4.65).

Nationals Stats & Insights

The Nationals have scored the 27th-most runs in the league this season with just 137 (3.9 per game).

Washington has hit just 22 homers this season, which ranks 29th in the majors.

The Nationals’ .256 batting average is among the best in baseball, ranking 10th in MLB.

No team has fewer strikeouts this season than Washington, which has struck out only 6.8 times per game on average.

The Nationals average just 8.8 strikeouts per nine innings as a pitching staff, which ranks 26th in the league.

Washington has pitched to a 4.43 ERA this season, which ranks 18th in baseball.

Giants Key Players to Watch

Webb makes the start for the Giants, his eighth of the season. He is 2-5 with a 4.40 ERA and 48 strikeouts in 45 2/3 innings pitched.

Thairo Estrada leads San Francisco in batting average (.344) this season while adding six home runs and 14 RBI.

LaMonte Wade Jr has collected 24 hits this season and has an OBP of .438. He’s slugging .511 on the year.

Wilmer Flores is slashing .270/.316/.517 this season for the Giants.

J.D. Davis leads San Francisco in home runs with seven and runs batted in with 19.

Nationals Key Players to Watch

Corbin (1-4) will take the mound for the Nationals, his eighth start of the season.

Luis Garcia has five doubles, a triple, three home runs and eight walks while hitting .277.

Lane Thomas’ 17 runs batted in lead his team.

Keibert Ruiz is batting .252 with five doubles, three home runs and eight walks.

Alex Call has four doubles, three home runs and 16 walks while batting .219.

Giants and Nationals Injuries

Giants: Darin Ruf: 10 Day IL (Wrist), Mike Yastrzemski: 10 Day IL (Hamstring), 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: Victor Robles: 10 Day IL (Back), Corey Dickerson: 10 Day IL (Calf), 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 6, Nationals 5
  • Total Prediction: Over 8.5 runs
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