Nationals vs. Giants Prediction and Odds for Friday, April 29th (Keep Fading Nationals' Offense)

Joc Pederson of the Giants
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After seeing their five-game winning streak snapped at the hands of Oakland, the 13-6 San Francisco Giants hope to get back in the win column as they host the 6-15 Washington Nationals today at 10:15 PM EST.

This will be the first game of a three-game tilt, and Washington brings a seven-game losing streak into the Bay after getting swept by the Marlins.

Alex Wood gets the call for the Giants and he just limited these same Nationals to two runs over five innings in his most recent outing. He's done a great job avoiding walks in his first few starts of the campaign and carries a 2.51 ERA.

The Nationals will counter with Aaron Sanchez, whom San Francisco tagged for four runs in 4.1 innings in his only start of the season.

Can Wood get another win over the reeling Nats or will Washington finally put an end to their skid?

Let's check out the odds from WynnBET Sportsbook to help find out ahead of this Nationals vs Giants matchup:

Nationals vs. Giants Odds, Run Line and Total

Run Line:

  • Nationals: +1.5 (-105)
  • Giants: -1.5 (-115)


  • Nationals: +205
  • Giants: -235


  • 7.5 (Over -105/Under -115)

Nationals vs. Giants Prediction and Pick

To call the Nationals offense right now a train wreck would be too flattering. They haven't scored more than three runs in nine straight games as the under is 7-2 in that stretch. The wind is blowing straight out to center field, so that may help, but Alex Wood has thrown a quality start in each of his last seven outings against Washington.

Aaron Sanchez is familiar with this park and was a bit unlucky in his first outing against the Giants last week. He ended the night with an 8.31 ERA, but his 3.30 FIP (Fielding Independent Pitching) means he threw much better than the box score may indicate.

San Francisco has the league's best bullpen so far in 2022 and their staff should shut the sputtering Nationals down. 7.5 is a low total, but we simply can't trust Washington's bats, and the Giants have been mediocre offensively on the whole.

The under is 5-2 in last seven at AT&T Park and I expect that trend to continue. The cold air makes it difficult to drive the ball, so despite the wind I think we'll see favorable pitching conditions.

Give me the under to improve to 8-2 in Washington's last 10 as their offense continues to run off the tracks.

Pick: Under 7.5 (-115)

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