The San Francisco Giants (38-23) and Washington Nationals (25-33) meet Friday at 7:05 p.m. ET for the delayed start of a four-game series at Nationals Park. Let’s analyze BetMGM Sportsbook‘s lines around the Giants vs. Nationals odds with MLB picks and predictions.
RHP Anthony DeSclafani makes his 13th start for the Giants. DeSclafani is 5-2 with a 3.51 ERA , 1.11 WHIP, 2.7 BB/9 and 7.8 K/9 in 66 2/3 IP.
Increases in walks and fly balls have led to the veteran right-hander posting a 9.45 ERA over his last 3 starts. Recent-vintage DeSclafani has been a solid pitcher on the road, owning a 3.62 ERA in his last 144 1/3 road innings.
RHP Max Scherzer takes the mound for the Nationals. Scherzer is 5-4 with a 2.22 ERA, 0.82 WHIP, 1.8 BB/9 and 12.2 K/9 in 77 IP across 12 starts.
He has picked up 28 K just 3 BB over his last 3 starts. Four current San Francisco bats have faced Scherzer before and own a .604 OPS against him.
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