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Sep 11, 1:35 PM | GrassNationals Park

Houston Astros vs Washington Nationals Odds

49-96TEAM RECORD66-77

The Nationals get a visit from the Houston Astros in baseball action on Sunday, with the home side looking to send the visitors to the showers with a loss.

Stephen Strasburg gets the call for the Washington Nationals and he will try to build on a 0-0 mark. In the other dugout, Henry Sosa brings a 2-3 ledger to the game for the Astros as he tries to quiet the Nationals bats.

View Houston vs Washington Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Washington opened as -205 moneyline favorites in this baseball match, based on the starting pitcher matchup. That pairing made odds makers settle on an opening over under number of 7.

Power Rankings:
The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Nationals at No. 15 in the National League and the Astros at No. 14 in the National League heading into this contest.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Washington's No. 12-rated National League offense, averaging 3.9 runs per game, against a Astros defense that ranks No. 16 in the National League at 4.9 in runs allowed per game. The Nationals have averaged 8.1 hits per game so far, less than Astros batters have averaged on the year (8.9 hits per game).

Washington owns the National League's No. 8 defense, allowing 4.2 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Houston's National League No. 16-rated defense.

Last time out for Houston, they were a 9-3 winner as they battled the Nationals on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Astros at +151 were rewarded, while the 12 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The Astros grabbed a win last time out, defeating John Lannan and the Nationals 9-3 on Saturday at Nationals Park.

Houston Astros Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 2-8
Before playing Philadelphia are 4-6
After playing Washington are 6-4
After a win are 6-4

Washington Nationals Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 4-6
Before playing NY Mets are 3-7
After playing Houston are 6-4
After a loss are 4-6

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

Next up:
Houston home to Philadelphia, Monday, September 12
Washington at NY Mets, Monday, September 12

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