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Edwin Jackson Nationals at Home vs Houston in MLB Clash

Houston AstrosWashington Nationals
April 19, 7:05 PM | GrassNationals Park

Houston Astros vs Washington Nationals Odds

4-8TEAM RECORD10-3

The Washington Nationals will look to bolster their win total and reward moneyline bettors when the Houston Astros invade Nationals Park on Thursday.

Bud Norris gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Astros on this day; he's 0-0 on the season. The Nationals, meanwhile, will counter with Edwin Jackson, who will be looking to improve on his 1-0 mark.

View Houston vs Washington Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Nationals were listed as -170 moneyline favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark, while oddsmakers set the opening total around 7 earlier on Monday.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the National League's No. 10-rated Astros taking on the National League's No. 7-rated Nationals in this contest.

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How They Match Up:
At the plate, Washington owns the No. 5 ranking for hits in the National League at 8.6 per game. By contrast, the Astros are rated No. 7 in the same category at 8.4 per game.

Washington owns the National League's No. 1 defense, allowing 2.5 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Houston's National League No. 8-rated defense.

Last time out for Houston, they were a 3-2 loser as they battled the Nationals on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Nationals at -190 were rewarded, while the 5 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Houston didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 3-2 to Washington on Wednesday at Nationals Park.

Houston Astros Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 7-3
Before playing LA Dodgers are 4-6
After playing Washington are 5-5
After a loss are 3-7

Washington Nationals Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Miami are 3-7
After playing Houston are 7-3
After a win are 7-3

A few Astros at Nationals trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 13 of Houston's last 16 games
The total has gone OVER in 11 of Houston's last 16 games when playing on the road against Washington
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 15 of Houston's last 23 games when playing Washington
Washington is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games
Washington is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games at home
Washington is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games when playing at home against Houston
Washington is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Houston

Next up:
Houston home to LA Dodgers, Friday, April 20
Washington home to Miami, Friday, April 20

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