We’re back at it again on Friday with more MLB action to play. There are some really great matchups on the diamond tonight and we will take full advantage. We have put in the effort, done the homework and are now ready to find the winners on today’s odds. Let’s hit it, brother!
San Francisco Giants vs. Washington Nationals
Friday, June 11, 2021 – 07:05 PM EDT at Nationals Park
Alright, let’s get nuts tonight. We’ve got the upstart Giants taking on the Nationals in D.C. this evening and we have the ace of aces, Max Scherzer on the bump for the home team. Easy bet on the Nats? Not so fast, mi amigo.
Let’s be clear about one thing, they might belong in a senior citizens home but the Giants are the better team overall in this matchup. Max Scherzer, he of the 5-4 record with an ERA of 2.22, is the neutralizer in any matchup. Scherzer always levels the playing field and he’s very hard to bet against because he’s very hard to score against. The Nationals offense is not the most potent group in the world, but the hope for D.C. is that they can scratch across a couple runs and Scherzer can make it hold up in the end.
The Giants will counter Scherzer with Anthony DeSclafani, who has been very good this season, save one bad outing against the Los Angeles Dodgers. DeSclafani is 5-2 with a 3.51 ERA on the season. The Giants hitting gives them an advantage. The Nationals starter gives them an advantage. So, what to do?
The Nationals had to play an extra innings affair in their last game on Wednesday, which would have helped us more when we tried to bet this game last night. Unfortunately, we couldn’t because of the rainout. Still, the Nats bullpen and Max Scherzer are not going to have an easy time with what has inexplicably become a very potent Giants lineup. The Giants are a good offensive team and I think they know they have the edge if they can get to the bullpen in this one. I expect them to be able to do it. I’ll bet against Mad Max with this kind of value on the Giants.
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