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Baseball odds preview - Washington vs. Houston

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July 18, 8:05 PM | GrassMinute Maid Park

Washington Nationals vs Houston Astros Odds

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The baseball wagering menu sees a clash between Houston and Washington on Monday, with the host Astros trying to win for themselves and reward bettors who back them on the moneyline.

The Astros will rely on Jordan Lyles to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Jason Marquis will be his counterpart for the Nationals. Jordan Lyles is 0-4 this season, and Jason Marquis is 7-4.

View Washington vs Houston Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Astros were listed as +100 moneyline underdogs at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark, while oddsmakers set the opening total around 8 earlier on Monday.

Power Rankings:
It's a baseball betting matchup between the National League No. 11-rated Astros and the league No. 15-ranked Nationals, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Nationals rank No. 15 in the National League at 7.9 hits per game. That compares with Houston’s No. 5 ranking in that category.

Defensively, Washington features the National League's No. 11-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.5 runs per game. Houston, meanwhile, comes in at No. 11 in the National League at home, scoring 3.9 runs per game.

Washington lost its last outing, a 9-8 result against the Braves on July 17. Bettors who backed the Braves at -164 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (17) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Washington looks to rebound from a loss to the Braves, who beat them 9-8 on Sunday behind a start from Jair Jurrjens at Turner Field.

In their last action, Houston was a 7-5 loser at home against the Pirates. Bettors on Pittsburgh at +116 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (12) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. Wandy Rodriguez fanned 11 batters in a 7-5 loss against Pittsburgh in the team's last game, played on Sunday at Minute Maid Park.

Washington Nationals Trends:
When playing on Monday are 2-8
Before playing Houston are 4-6
After playing Atlanta are 4-6
After a loss are 6-4

Houston Astros Trends:
When playing on Monday are 2-8
Before playing Washington are 6-4
After playing Pittsburgh are 3-7
After a loss are 2-8

A few Nationals at Astros trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games when playing Houston
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Washington's last 9 games when playing on the road against Houston
Washington is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
Washington is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Houston
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston's last 5 games when playing Washington
Houston is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Washington
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Houston's last 9 games when playing at home against Washington
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston's last 6 games

Next up:
Washington at Houston, Tuesday, July 19

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