The Washington Nationals are squaring off against the Houston Astros in Game 6 of the World Series. The Stros currently have a 3-2 series lead, and the elimination matchup will be nationally televised on Fox. The game gets underway at 8:07 p.m. ET.
Washington Nationals vs. Houston Astros Odds
Vegas has listed Washington (+160) as the underdog to Houston (-170). The game’s total is sitting at 7.5 runs and bettors can take the over for even money (+100) or the under for -120. The game’s current runline odds sit at -135 for taking the Nationals +1.5 runs and +115 for the Astros -1.5.
Including the regular season, the Astros are 117-61 straight up (SU) and 98-80 against the spread (ATS). They’ve gained 6.7 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 4.7 units ATS. The Nationals, on the other hand, are 103-74 SU and have gone 101-76 ATS. They’ve gained 11.7 units for gamblers taking the moneyline and 22.0 units ATS.
Astros games have an over/under record of 81-91-6 in 2019. Washington has an over/under record of 84-83-10.
Stephen Strasburg is getting the nod for Washington. The right-handed Strasburg is 18-6 with a 3.32 ERA and 251 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 Justin Verlander (21-6, 2.58 ERA), who has 300 strikeouts and 42 walks this season as well as a 0.80 WHIP. Verlander did not record a start against the Nationals in 2018.
Behind a team slash line of .239/.315/.382, Washington has tallied 4.3 runs per game through 15 postseason outings. The Astros are hitting .235/.313/.401 through 16 games and the team has managed 4.2 runs in this year’s playoffs.
The Astros bullpen has registered a postseason ERA of 3.91 and a WHIP of 1.48, while Nationals relievers have a 4.89 ERA and 1.41 WHIP.
Washington’s offensive production has been fueled by third baseman Anthony Rendon and right fielder Adam Eaton. Rendon is slashing .318/.411/.588 with 35 home runs, 135 RBIs and 126 runs scored, while Eaton is hitting .275 with 16 homers, 56 RBIs, 111 runs and 15 steals.
The Astros’ hitters have been led by left fielder Michael Brantley and first baseman Yuli Gurriel. Brantley is slashing .311/.373/.488 with 23 home runs, 94 RBIs and 95 runs scored, while Gurriel’s line is .293/.336/.520 with 32 homers, 116 RBIs and 88 runs scored.
The Astros just took Game 5 of this series by a score of seven runs to one.
Washington Nationals vs. Houston Astros MLB Tip
Predictions: SU Winner – Astros, ATS Winner – Nationals, O/U – OVER
The over has cashed in five of Houston’s last seven games.
Houston has recorded 22.0 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 outings and 26.4 over its last five.
The Nationals have hit 11 home runs in their last 10 games, including six over their last five.
The Nationals have a team OPS of .790 this season and an OPS of .782 against right-handed pitchers. The Astros’ OPS sits at .839 overall and .826 versus righties.