The Houston Astros are set to host the Washington Nationals in Game 7 of the World Series. This series is currently tied 3-3, and the winner-take-all matchup will be nationally televised on Fox. The opening pitch is scheduled for 8:08 p.m. ET.
Washington Nationals vs. Houston Astros Odds
Max Scherzer will get the nod for the visiting Nationals. The right-handed Scherzer is 11-7 with a 2.92 ERA and 243 strikeouts. He has yet to face the Astros this year and did not record a start against them in 2018, either.
The Astros are putting the ball in the right hand of Zack Greinke (18-5, 2.93 ERA, 0.98 WHIP), who has 187 strikeouts and 30 walks. Greinke is 1-0 with three strikeouts and a 0.00 ERA in one start against Washington this year.
With a team slash line of .241/.316/.395, the Nationals have produced 4.5 runs per game through 16 playoff games. Houston is hitting .232/.309/.399 through 17 games and the team has managed 4.1 runs during the 2019 playoffs.
The Astros bullpen has registered a postseason ERA of 4.28 and a WHIP of 1.45, while Nationals relievers have a 4.82 ERA and 1.41 WHIP.
Third baseman Anthony Rendon and shortstop Trea Turner have led Washington’s hitters. Rendon is slashing .321/.413/.596 with 36 home runs, 140 RBIs and 127 runs scored, while Turner is slashing .292/.347/.480 with 20 homers, 60 RBIs, 106 runs and 36 stolen bases.
The Astros’ hitters have been led by outfielder Michael Brantley and first baseman Yuli Gurriel. Brantley is slashing .309/.371/.485 with 23 home runs, 94 RBIs and 95 runs scored, and Gurriel’s line sits at .291/.336/.517 with 32 homers, 116 RBIs and 88 runs.
The Nationals stayed alive in Game by earning the 7-2 victory.
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Predictions: SU Winner – Astros, ATS Winner – Nationals, O/U – OVER
- Washington has logged 15 extra-base hits over its last five outings. Houston has 19 XBH over its last five.
- The Nationals have a team OPS of .791 this season and an OPS of .783 against right-handed pitchers. The Astros’ OPS stands at .838 overall and .824 against righties.
- Houston has recorded 21.7 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 contests and 24.4 over its last five.
- The Nationals have hit 11 home runs in their last 10 games, including seven over their last five.