Moneyline Favors Washington Nationals in MLB Battle with Houston Astros

Houston Astros

vs

Washington Nationals
Tuesday, June 17, 2014 7:05 PM ET
Nationals Park

The Houston Astros will look to pick up a road win when they take on the Nationals in Washington at Nationals Park on Tuesday in MLB baseball betting odds action.

The match puts starter Dallas Keuchel for the Houston Astros on the hill facing Tanner Roark for the Washington Nationals. Keuchel brings a 8-3 mark to the game, while Roark is 5-4 to date on the season.

Houston Astros vs Washington Nationals Opening Odds and Betting Line

Washington was a -130 moneyline favorites earlier in the day at BetOnline, based on the starting pitcher matchup. That pairing made odds makers at 5Dimes pick an opening over under number of 7.

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Computer Prediction: Houston Astros vs Washington Nationals Pick

Odds Shark prediction models pick the Nationals to win this game 4.5-3.4. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Houston Astros vs Washington Nationals Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Washington Nationals sport a record of 35-33 heading into this matchup, while the Houston Astros sit at 32-39 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Washington vs Houston injuries news.

The Washington Nationals vs Houston Astros odds would favor the Nationals if the betting lines were set according to our power ranks. Washington is rated No. 1 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Houston is at No. 4.

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How Houston Astros vs Washington Nationals Stats Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Washington Nationals No. 17 ranked offense (4.07 runs per game) against a Houston Astros defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 21 at 4.42 runs allowed per game. The Washington Nationals have been averaging 8.44 hits per game, more than the Houston Astros have managed so far this season (7.94 hits on average).

Washington owns the No. 3 defense, allowing 4.07 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Houston's No. 21-rated defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Houston was a 4-3 loser in its last match at home against the Rays. They lost as +150 underdogs, while the total score of 7 made winners of UNDER bettors. The Astros hope to make more contact than they did in their start against David Price, who struck out 10 batters in 4-3 loss on Sunday at Minute Maid Park.

Washington was a 5-2 loser in its last match on the road against the Cardinals. They lost as -105 underdogs, while the total score of 7 made winners of UNDER bettors. Washington suffered a 5-2 loss against St. Louis on Sunday, as Doug Fister wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Busch Stadium.

Houston Astros vs Washington Nationals Betting Odds Trends

Houston is 15-7 SU in its last 22 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Houston's last 7 games
Houston is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games on the road
Houston is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing Washington
Washington is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington's last 6 games
Washington is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
Washington is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Houston

Next Betting Matchups

Houston at Washington, Wednesday, June 18th