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Washington Nationals take on Astros in baseball test

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Aug 6, 8:05 PM | GrassMinute Maid Park

Washington Nationals vs Houston Astros Odds

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

Dallas Keuchel gets the call for the Houston Astros and he will try to build on a 1-4 mark. In the other dugout, Edwin Jackson brings a 6-7 ledger to the game for the Nationals as he tries to quiet the Astros bats.

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Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with the Astros in this one will find them as +160 underdogs on the MLB money line. Betting the over under instead? It was hovering near 8.5 at its open earlier today.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the National League's No. 3-rated Nationals taking on the National League's No. 16-rated Astros in this contest.

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How They Match Up:
At the plate, Houston owns the No. 15 ranking for hits in the National League at 8.1 per game. By contrast, the Nationals are rated No. 5 in the same category at 8.9 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 4-1 result against the Marlins on August 5. Bettors who backed the Nationals at -225 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. The Nationals grabbed a win last time out, defeating Ricky Nolasco and the Marlins 4-1 on Sunday at Nationals Park.

Houston lost its last outing, a 6-1 result against the Braves on August 5. Bettors who backed the Braves at -240 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (7) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. The Astros endured a 6-1 loss at the hands of the Braves on Sunday, with Bud Norris throwing 6 innings of 7-hit ball at Turner Field.

Washington Nationals Trends:
When playing on Monday are 4-6
Before playing Houston are 5-5
After playing Miami are 5-5
After a win are 7-3

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

A few Nationals at Astros trends to consider:
Washington is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Washington is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Washington is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Houston
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington's last 6 games when playing Houston
Houston is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Washington
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston's last 6 games when playing Washington
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Houston's last 12 games when playing at home against Washington
Houston is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Washington

Next up:
Washington at Houston, Tuesday, August 7

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