The Washington Nationals are taking on the Houston Astros in Game 7 of the World Series. This series is currently knotted up three games apiece. The winner-take-all matchup is slated to begin at 8:08 p.m. ET and is scheduled to be shown nationally on Fox..
Washington Nationals vs. Houston Astros Odds
Max Scherzer is getting the start 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 sending righty Zack Greinke (18-5, 2.93 ERA) to the mound. Greinke has 187 strikeouts and 30 walks to his credit as well as a 0.98 WHIP. 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 tallied 4.5 runs per game through 16 postseason outings. Houston is hitting .232/.309/.399 through 17 games and the team has put up 4.1 runs during this year’s 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.
Washington’s hitters have been led by third baseman Anthony Rendon and shortstop Trea Turner, who have combined to drive in 200 runs. Rendon is slashing .321/.413/.596 with 36 home runs, 140 RBIs and 127 runs scored, while Turner (.292/.347/.480) has produced 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, while Gurriel’s line sits at .291/.336/.517 with 32 homers, 116 RBIs and 88 runs.
The Nationals stayed alive with a 7-2 victory in Game of this series.
Washington Nationals vs. Houston Astros Free MLB Pick
Predictions: SU Winner – Astros, ATS Winner – Nationals, O/U – OVER
Washington has recorded 15 extra-base hits over its last five games. Houston has 19 XBH over its last five.
The Nationals have a total OPS of .791 this season and an OPS of .783 against right-handed pitchers. The Astros’ OPS sits at .838 overall and .824 versus righties.
Washington has recorded 21.9 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 outings and 20.4 over its last five.
The Nationals have hit 11 home runs in their last 10 games, including seven over their last five.