We are now at the point in the MLB betting season where panic is sure to be setting in for a number of teams who are currently on the outside looking in at the playoff picture. On the NL side of things, the Washington Nationals and San Francisco Giants are very much in that position. They will play the 3rd game of a 4-game series by the Bay on Saturday night.
Taking a Look at the MLB Betting Pick & Preview on Washington at San Francisco & TV InfoDate/Time: Saturday, August 15th, 10:05 PMVenue: AT&T Park, San Francisco, CATV: MASN 2, FS1Radio: 106.7 The FanOpening line: Washington -105, San Francisco -105Gio Gonzalez (9-4, 3.50 ERA) was brilliant in his last start, and will need to deliver more of the same in this one.The Giants (61-53) are still very much in touch with the division and Wild Card races, but they are not exactly on a run of form that would suggest they have what it takes to close the gap in either. They have managed to bounce back after getting swept by the Chicago Cubs, splitting a series with the Houston Astros, and then winning the opening game in this one. The problem that the Giants have is that their upcoming schedule is absolutely brutal. They are going to have to face division leaders and playoff contenders in the next 5 series after this one, and how they do during that stretch will likely determine whether or not they will be playing ball in October. Jake Peavy (2-5, 3.75 ERA) will be on the mound for the Giants on Saturday night, and will be looking to build on his solid last outing.
Key Betting Trends
- The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Washington’s last 8 games when playing San Francisco
- The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Washington’s last 8 games on the road
- The total has gone UNDER in 7 of San Francisco’s last 8 games when playing Washington
- The total has gone UNDER in 7 of San Francisco’s last 8 games at home