Giants vs. Nationals Prediction, Betting Tips & Picks 5/1/2022

by | May 1, 2022

The San Francisco Giants (14-7), led by the red-hot Jason Vosler and his two-game homer streak, are -178 favorites to pick up a win over the Washington Nationals (7-16) Sunday at 4:05 PM ET, live from Oracle Park. Alex Cobb will get the ball for San Francisco while Washington counter with Josiah Gray.

Giants vs. Nationals Spread and Betting Line

Giants vs Nationals Betting Information
Favorite Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds
Giants -178 +154 7.5 -117 -103 -1.5 +122 -143

Computer Predictions for Giants vs. Nationals

Our computer pick: Washington Nationals (+154) and Over (7.5)

Giants vs. Nationals Game Info

  • San Francisco Giants probable starting pitcher: Alex Cobb
  • Washington Nationals probable starting pitcher: Josiah Gray
  • Game Day: Sunday, May 1, 2022
  • Game Time: 4:05 PM ET
  • Location: San Francisco, California
  • Stadium: Oracle Park

San Francisco Giants vs Washington Nationals Pitching Matchup

Cobb Gray
0 GS 4
0-0 W-L 2-2
ERA 4.05
0 IP 20.0
0 BB 10
0 SO 28

Giants Starter Alex Cobb

  • Cobb will make his first start of the season for the Giants.
  • It’s the season debut and his first appearance in more than a year for the 34-year-old righty.
  • The Nationals have scored 84 total runs this season, making them MLB’s 18th-ranked scoring offense on the season so far. As a team they have a .234 batting average while hitting 12 home runs (24th in the league).

Nationals Starter Josiah Gray

  • The Nationals will send Gray (2-2) to the mound for his fifth start this season.
  • The right-hander gave up four earned runs and allowed seven hits in 5 2/3 innings pitched against the Miami Marlins on Tuesday.
  • The 24-year-old has an ERA of 4.05, 12.6 strikeouts per nine innings and an opponent batting average of .257 in four games this season.
  • Gray has pitched five or more innings in three straight games and will look to extend that streak.
  • The Giants have scored 104 runs this season, which ranks first in MLB. They have 168 hits, eighth in baseball, with 24 home runs (fifth in the league).

Giants Betting Picks & Insights

  • This season, the Giants have won 12 out of the 16 games, or 75%, in which they’ve been favored.
  • This season, San Francisco has won three of its four games when favored by at least -178 on the moneyline.
  • The bookmakers’ moneyline implies a 64% chance of a victory for the Giants.
  • Games involving San Francisco have gone over the total set by oddsmakers in nine of 22 chances this season.
  • The Giants are 12-9-0 against the spread in their 21 chances this season.

Nationals Betting Picks & Insights

  • The Nationals have been chosen as underdogs in 18 games this year and have walked away with the win five times (27.8%) in those games.
  • This season, Washington has come away with a win three times in five chances when named as an underdog of at least +154 or longer on the moneyline.
  • The moneyline set for this matchup implies the Nationals have a 39.4% chance of walking away with the win.
  • Washington and their opponents have hit the over in nine of their 23 games with a total set by oddsmakers this season.
  • In 23 games with a line this season, the Nationals have a mark of 8-15-0 against the spread.

Giants Leaders & Batting Stats

  • Joc Pederson has collected a team-best six home runs.
  • Thairo Estrada has capitalized on opportunities as he leads his team with 14 RBI.
  • Estrada is 76th in homers and 15th in RBI on the season.
  • Wilmer Flores leads the Giants with a .282 batting average.
  • Brandon Crawford has four doubles, a home run and seven walks while hitting .236.
  • Crawford has recorded at least one hit in three games in a row. During his last five outings he is hitting .200 with four walks and an RBI.
Joc Pederson 16 .353 .382 .745 6 10 18
Thairo Estrada 21 .234 .277 .364 2 14 18
Wilmer Flores 19 .282 .350 .437 2 12 20
Brandon Crawford 20 .236 .329 .333 1 9 17
Austin Slater 18 .237 .326 .421 2 9 9

Nationals Leaders & Batting Stats

  • Josh Bell paces the Nationals with 15 runs batted in while accumulating a team-best batting average of .365.
  • Bell’s home run total puts him 76th in the big leagues, and he is seventh in RBI.
  • Bell has collected a hit in three games in a row. In his last five games he is hitting .421 with three doubles, three walks and three RBI.
  • Juan Soto has shown his power as he leads his team with four home runs.
  • Soto is 20th in home runs and 184th in RBI among all MLB hitters this year.
  • Maikel Franco has five doubles, two home runs and four walks while batting .279.
  • Nelson Cruz has two home runs and 11 walks while hitting .155.
Josh Bell 22 .365 .460 .527 2 15 27
Juan Soto 23 .228 .396 .430 4 5 18
Maikel Franco 23 .279 .308 .407 2 12 24
Nelson Cruz 22 .155 .253 .226 2 11 13
César Hernández 23 .273 .294 .333 0 5 27

Betting Tips for Giants vs. Nationals

After taking a look at all of the key statistics and trends for this matchup, our best bet is the Nationals on the moneyline at +154. Our computer picks see the scoring going over the total of 7.5 runs.

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