Giants vs Nationals Prediction - MLB Picks 7/22/23

Washington Nationals (39-58) vs San Francisco Giants (54-44)

Game Info: Saturday, July 22, 2023 at 7:05 pm (Nationals Park)

Josiah Gray (6-8) (3.59) vs Logan Webb (8-7) (3.32)

Betting Odds: Washington Nationals +135 / San Francisco Giants -175 --- Over/Under: 8.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Washington Nationals will host the San Francisco Giants for game two of their three-game set this Saturday from Nationals Park. Washington went on to take game one after scoring in four of the first five innings, 5-3. 

Giants Betting Preview

San Francisco comes in at 54-44 after falling to Washington. The Giants have now dropped three straight games, and they’ll look to prevent this skid from going any further Saturday. The San Francisco offense is scoring 4.81 runs per game, while batting .250, with a .326 on-base percentage. The pitching staff carries a 3.89 ERA, with a 1.29 WHIP. Mike Conforto has recorded a run in eight of the last nine games, and he leads San Fran in home runs (13) and RBI (51). J.D Davis went hard in the game two loss, and he leads SFG in hits (81), with twelve homers and 48 RBI. Wilmer Flores has homered in three of the previous five games, and he’s posting splits of .292/12/31.

Logan Webb (8-7, 3.14 ERA, 134 Ks) will get the call for San Francisco. The fifth-year pitcher has been dialed in since the start of June, and he returned to action with a strong outing in Cincy, striking out seven in seven innings pitched, while holding the Reds to just two runs. Webb’s record can be attributed to a slow start, as he’s dropped just one of his last ten outings, and he’s pitched seven quality starts during this span. Webb starred in his lone matchup with Washington this season, striking out seven in seven frames, while holding the Nats to just one run, and he’ll look to replicate that effort here in DC. 

Nationals Betting Preview

Washington moved to 39-58 after defeating San Francisco. The Nats returned to DC and got back into the win column Friday, and they’ll look to nail down win number 40 here. The Washington offense is scoring 3.42 runs per game, while batting .267, with a .330 on-base percentage. The pitching staff carries a 4.56 ERA, with a 1.44 WHIP. Lane Thomas homered for the second time in three games last night, and he leads the Nats in hits (112), with splits of .292/16/42. Joey Meneses also produced a run in the game one win, and he’s batting .279, with 50 RBI. Jeimer Canderlario homered in two of three games in the Chicago series, and he’s posting a line of .257/15/46.

Josiah Gray (6-8, 3.59 ERA, 94 Ks) will take the hill for Washington. The third-year pitcher was blitzed for ten hits in his return to action in St. Louis, while allowing four runs in five innings to drop his eighth start of the season. Gray is fresh off of his first All-Star appearance, but he hasn’t shown much consistency after jumping out to a hot start. Gray performed well in his start against San Fran in May, tossing seven full innings, while holding the Giants to two runs in the Bay, and he’ll attempt to bounce back here at home. 

San Francisco vs Washington Trends

San Francisco is 50-48 against the spread this season, with a 43-52-3 O/U record. Washington is 54-43 ATS this year, with a 47-46-4 over/under record.

Corey’s Free Pick

The Giants need a victory, and with their ace Logan Webb set to go, I think they handle business and get back into the win column Saturday. Logan Webb has been reliable since the turn of June, while Josiah Gray has been a bit shaky during this same time span. Bet on San Francisco to avoid a fourth straight loss by getting back into the win column here, and back it with the Over just in case the Nats give Webb a run for his money.

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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