MLB Picks: San Francisco Giants vs. Washington Nationals

Jeff GrantContributor IAugust 14, 2013

MLB Picks: San Francisco Giants vs. Washington Nationals

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    San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Tim Lincecum is 0-4 with a 9.00 ERA in his last five outings against the Washington Nationals, which is important to consider when making your MLB picks Wednesday, as the two teams meet up at Nationals Park.

    Courtesy of SBR Forum, the Giants are plus-135 road underdogs in the pro baseball odds, with the betting total sitting at seven.

    Let's take a closer look at this National League matchup from a betting perspective, while offering up a prediction along the way.

San Francisco Giants

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    The San Francisco Giants are averaging a MLB-low 2.58 runs per game since the All-Star break, as they look to bounce back from a 4-2 loss to the Washington Nationals as plus-118 road underdogs Tuesday.

    Giants starting pitcher Tim Lincecum is 2-6 with a 4.06 ERA in 11 road outings this season.

Washington Nationals

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    The Washington Nationals have won four games in a row—scoring 27 runs over that span.

    Nationals starting pitcher Jordan Zimmerman has tallied a 1-2 record and 6.75 ERA in four outings since the All-Star break.

Prediction

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    I'm going to recommend that readers play the total, as the OVER is 13-3 in Tim Lincecum's last 16 starts as a road underdog of plus-110 to plus-150.

    MLB Pick: Over Seven Runs

     

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