Giants vs. Nationals Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets - Wednesday, May 10, 2023

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Giants vs. Nationals Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Wednesday, May 10, 2023

MLB Predictions

The San Francisco Giants (16-19) host the Washington Nationals (15-21) Wednesday to close out a three-game series. The Giants are favored (-162) to win the rubber match, which starts at 3:45 PM ET from Oracle Park.

Sean Manaea takes the mound for San Francisco while Josiah Gray is Washington’s starter for the contest.

Giants vs. Nationals Odds

  • Giants odds to win: -162
  • Nationals odds to win: +138
  • Spread: Giants -1.5
  • Total: 8.5 runs

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Game Time and Information

  • Date: Wednesday, May 10, 2023
  • Time: 3:45 PM ET

Who Will Win Giants vs. Nationals?

Giants and Nationals Betting Trends

The Giants have a 7-8 record in games they were listed as the moneyline favorite (winning 46.7% of those games).

San Francisco has gone 2-2 when it has played as moneyline favorites with odds of -162 or shorter (50% winning percentage).

The Nationals have entered the game as underdogs 36 times this season and won 15, or 41.7%, of those games.

Washington is 10-13 this season when entering a game as the underdog by +138 or more on the moneyline.

In the 35 games in which oddsmakers have set an over/under for the Giants, they have combined with opponents to go over the total 16 times (16-18-1).

The Nationals’ games have gone over the total in 14 of their 36 chances.

Giants Stats & Insights

The Giants have the No. 21 offense in MLB play scoring 4.4 runs per game (153 total runs).

San Francisco averages 1.6 home runs per game to rank fourth in MLB play with 56 total home runs.

The Giants rank 17th in the majors with a .241 batting average.

San Francisco’s 10.1 strikeouts per game are the most in the majors.

The 8.8 strikeouts per nine innings put together by the Giants pitching staff ranks 14th in MLB.

San Francisco has a 4.54 team ERA that ranks 20th among all MLB pitching staffs.

Nationals Stats & Insights

The Nationals are among the lowest scoring teams in the league, ranking 27th with just 138 total runs (3.8 per game) this season.

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

The Nationals’ .257 batting average is among the best in baseball, ranking 10th in MLB.

Washington is the best at avoiding strikeouts in MLB this season with only 248 as a team.

The Nationals strike out just 7.7 batters per nine innings as a pitching staff, which ranks 27th in MLB.

Washington pitchers have a combined ERA of 4.40 ERA this year, which ranks 17th in MLB.

Giants Key Players to Watch

Manaea makes the start for the Giants, his sixth of the season. He is 1-1 with a 7.33 ERA and 27 strikeouts through 23 1/3 innings pitched.

Thairo Estrada leads San Francisco with a .338 batting average. He’s also hit six homers and has 14 RBI.

LaMonte Wade Jr has 24 hits and an OBP of .438 to go with a slugging percentage of .511 this season.

J.D. Davis leads the club in homers (seven) and runs batted in (20) this season.

Wilmer Flores has collected 24 hits this season and has an OBP of .313. He’s slugging .500 on the year.

Nationals Key Players to Watch

Gray (2-5) will take to the mound for the Nationals and make his eighth start of the season.

Luis Garcia is hitting .274 with five doubles, a triple, three home runs and eight walks.

Keibert Ruiz is batting .254 with five doubles, three home runs and nine walks.

Lane Thomas has put up a team-high 17 runs batted in.

Alex Call has four doubles, three home runs and 16 walks while batting .237.

Giants and Nationals Injuries

Giants: Mike Yastrzemski: 10 Day IL (Hamstring), Brandon Crawford: 10 Day IL (Calf), Darin Ruf: 10 Day IL (Wrist), 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 7, Nationals 6
  • Total Prediction: Over 8.5 runs
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