Nationals vs Giants Prediction - MLB Picks 5/8/23

San Francisco Giants (15-18) vs Washington Nationals (14-20)

Game Info: Monday, May 8, 2023 at 9:45 pm (Oracle Park)

Anthony DeSclafani (3-1) (2.13) vs Jake Irvin (0-0) (2.08)

Betting Odds: San Francisco Giants -222 / Washington Nationals +170 --- Over/Under: 8.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Washington Nationals and San Francisco Giants face off on Monday in an MLB showdown at Oracle Park. 

Nationals Betting Preview

The Nationals sit with a 14-20 record overall but they are coming off a win on Sunday. The offense scored nine runs and that was enough for the one run victory. Joey Meneses finished with three hits, four RBIs, and two runs. The Nationals are averaging 3.88 runs while their defense is giving up 4.68 runs per game. Lance Thomas has had a strong season and currently sits with 17 RBIs. On the mound for the Nationals will be Jake Irvin who sits with a 0-0 record and an ERA of 2.08. In 4.1 innings he has given up only a run. 

Giants Betting Preview

The Giants sit with a 15-18 record overall and on Sunday they were defeated by the Brewers. The pitching gave up seven runs and that led to the defeat. The Giants are averaging 4.49 runs while their pitching is giving up 5.0 runs per game. The offense is ranked 12th while the pitching is ranked 21st. On the mound for the Giants is Anthony DeSlafani who sits with a 3-1 record and an ERA of 2.13. In his last start against the Astros he went eight innings giving up three hits and zero runs. 

Nationals vs Giants Trends

Nationals are 5-1 in their last 6 games vs. a right-handed starter. Giants are 14-3 in DeSclafanis last 17 starts vs. a team with a losing record. Nationals are 1-4 in their last 5 Monday games. Under is 4-0 in Nationals last 4 games following a win. Under is 8-1 in DeSclafanis last 9 starts with 5 days of rest. Under is 6-1-1 in Nationals last 8 when their opponent allows 5 runs or more in their previous game.

Shane’s Free Pick

Anthony DeSlafani has been strong this season and he’s going to lockdown the Nationals here. Washington’s offense has been a major issue all season and they are going to really struggle to get any type of offense going in this game. This is going to be an easy victory for the Giants. Back the Giants -1.5.

Shane’s Pick Giants -1.5

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