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Houston Astros home to Nationals in baseball betting action

Washington NationalsHouston Astros
Aug 7, 8:05 PM | GrassMinute Maid Park

Washington Nationals vs Houston Astros Odds

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MLB wagering interest swings to the Houston vs Washington battle on Tuesday at Minute Maid Park as the Astros try to defend home turf and reward moneyline bettors.

The Astros will rely on Jordan Lyles to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Ross Detwiler will be his counterpart for the Nationals. Jordan Lyles is 2-8 this season, and Ross Detwiler is 5-4.

View Washington vs Houston Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Nationals were listed as 170 favorites on the baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks. The total was set at 8.5 before betting started earlier on Monday.

Power Rankings:
The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Astros at No. 16 in the National League and the Nationals at No. 2 in the National League heading into this contest.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Houston's No. 13-rated National League offense, averaging 3.8 runs per game, against a Nationals defense that ranks No. 1 in the National League at 3.6 in runs allowed per game. The Astros have averaged 8.1 hits per game so far, less than Nationals batters have averaged on the year (8.9 hits per game).

Houston owns the National League's No. 15 defense, allowing 5.1 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Washington's National League No. 1-rated defense.

Washington won its last outing, a 5-4 result against the Astros on August 6. Bettors who backed the Nationals at -187 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (9) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. The Nationals beat Houston in extra innings, earning a 5-4 victory at Minute Maid Park in MLB wagering action.

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

Houston Astros Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 3-7
Before playing Washington are 2-8
After playing Washington are 5-5
After a loss are 2-8

A few Nationals at Astros trends to consider:
Washington is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games on the road
Washington is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Washington is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Houston
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Washington's last 7 games when playing Houston
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Houston's last 7 games when playing Washington
Houston is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Washington
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Houston's last 13 games when playing at home against Washington
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston's last 6 games at home

Next up:
Washington at Houston, Wednesday, August 8

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