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How To Bet 2019 World Series: Nationals vs. Astros

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Astros vs. Nationals World Series 2019
  • The Houston Astros will face the Washington Nationals for the Commissioner’s Trophy.
  • Both teams have great starting pitchers so that this series will be a battle on the mound.

How To Bet 2019 World Series: Washington Nationals vs. Houston Astros

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The Fall Classic this year is disputed by the Washington Nationals and Houston Astros. Keep reading to get a betting preview on Game 1. 

Nationals vs. Houston Astros Game 1

  • When: October 22, 2019, 8:08 PM ET
  • Where: Minute Maid Park
  • Baseball Odds: Washington +177 vs. Houston -188
  • Starting Pitchers (Nationals/Astros): Max Scherzer (13-7) ERA: 2.81 / Gerrit Cole (23-5) ERA: 2.30

Game 2

Nationals at Astros

Wednesday, Oct. 23

8:07 p.m. ET

Fox

Game 3

Astros at Nationals

Friday, Oct. 25

8:07 p.m. ET

Fox

Game 4

Astros at Nationals

Saturday, Oct. 26

8:07 p.m. ET

Fox

Game 5*

Astros at Nationals

Sunday, Oct. 27

8:07 p.m. ET

Fox

Game 6*

Nationals at Astros

Tuesday, Oct. 29

8:07 p.m. ET

Fox

Game 7*

Nationals at Astros

Wednesday, Oct. 30

8:08 p.m. ET

Fox

How’s the weather?

  • Clear
  • 22°C/71°F
  • Humidity: 40%
  • Precipitation %: 0%
  • Cloud Cover: 0%
  • Wind: 4 mph NNE
  • Stadium Type: Retractable

Should You Bet on the Nationals?  

Washington’s road to the World Series was troubled, having to win over the Brewers in a wild card game and then beating out top-seeded Dodgers in the NLDS and sweeping the Cardinals in the NLCS.

The Nationals are averaging 4.5 runs per game, which rank top-three for all postseason teams this year. But, the Nationals sluggers may have problems against the Astros’ star pitching duo of Cole and Verlander.

Washington may have some problems in their bullpen; if Max Scherzer can’t go the distance, then the Nationals’ relievers may find themselves in hot water.

Last 3 Head-to-Head Record

  • Runs: 3.33
  • Hits: 6.33
  • Walks: 1.33
  • Strikeouts:  8.67
  • O/U: 1-2

Should You Bet on the Astros?  

The Astros played at a blistering 50-22 pace in the second half of the season and finished at .694. Houston also had a +189 run differential after the All-Star break and nagged the best scoring margin in the MLB (+280).

Houston came away with the ALDS, eliminating the Rays in five games behind great pitching from Gerrit Cole and Justin Verlander. The Astros’ star pitchers are tough to score against and kept the Rays and Yankees to eight runs scored in 43.1 innings.

Last 3 Head-to-Head Record

  • Runs: 4.33
  • Hits: 9.33
  • Walks: 3.33
  • Strikeouts:  7.33
  • O/U: 1-2

Betting Trends

  • Washington is 6-0 SU in their previous six games.
  • Washington is 10-1 SU in their last 11 games against Houston.
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Washington's last six games on the road.
  • Houston is 6-1 SU in their last seven games at home.
  • Houston is 1-8 SU in their last nine games when playing at home against Washington.
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston's last six games played in October.

Pick: Astros -188

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