Betting Tips for Nationals vs. Giants – May 30, 2017

Bryce Harper - Nationals vs. Giants

MLB Baseball Matchup at a Glance

  • Where: AT&T Park in San Francisco, California
  • Date & Time: May 30, 2017 at 10:15 PM Eastern Time
  • M/L Spread: WASH +105 | SF-115
  • Total: 8
  • Quick Pick: Nationals vs. Giants Under 8 for 3 Units

The San Francisco Giants will host the Washington Nationals in game two of their three-game set on Tuesday night from San Francisco. In game one, benches cleared and punches were thrown in a Nationals 3-0 win as Bryce Harper charged the mound after getting plunked in the side and a huge fight ensued.

The ongoing bad blood between Harper and Giants reliever Hunter Strickland is far from over so the rest of this series between the Giants and Nationals is MUST SEE TV!

Nationals Have One Of The Best Offenses In Majors

The Washington Nationals are in first place in the National League East division with a 31-19 record. The Nationals are 6-4 in their last 10 games and are 15-10 on the road. The Nationals lead the National League in team batting average at .274, they lead the National League in Runs Scored and also in home runs with 75. They are led by the tandem of first baseman Ryan Zimmerman and outfielder Bryce Harper. Zimmerman is batting .365, which is the second best in the National League, and has hit 14 home runs, which is good for fifth in the National League. Harper is batting .337 and leads the National League with 15 home runs.

The Nationals will send Gio Gonzalez to the mound on Tuesday night. Gonzalez is 3-1 on the year with a 2.90 ERA, over 10 games started. In his 62 innings pitched, he has allowed 53 hits, 10 of which were home runs. Gonzalez has allowed 20 earned runs this year while striking out 54 and walking 32. In his last game, Gonzalez struck out eight Seattle Mariners batters over 5.1 innings while allowing three hits and two earned runs in a no decision.

Giants Send Samardzija To Mound Tuesday Night

The San Francisco Giants come into this game 11 games back of the Colorado Rockies in the National League West division. The Giants are 4-6 over the last 10 games and are currently 13-12 at home.

Jeff Samardzija gets the nod tonight for San Francisco. Samardzija is 1-6 on the year and 10 games started, with a 4.50 ERA. He has pitched in 68 innings and allowed 65 hits, 34 earned runs and 10 home runs. He has struck out an impressive 79 batters while only walking 11. In his last start, he held the Chicago Cubs to three runs on six hits in seven innings taking the loss with the lack of run support.

Nationals vs. Giants Pick: Play the under in San Francisco

In Samardzija’s last 11 home starts, San Francisco has played under 9 times. The last 18 times the Giants and Nationals squared off against one another, the game played under 14 times. This is a pitchers ballpark and although the Nationals have one of the best offenses in the majors, they are going to struggle here.

Don’t let Samardzija’s bad record fool you. He is a very good picture on a team that simply can’t score runs. That bodes well for the under here!

  • Pick: Nationals vs. Giants Under 8 for 3 Units