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Washington Nationals vs Houston Astros in MLB odds

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April 17, 7:05 PM | GrassNationals Park

Houston Astros vs Washington Nationals Odds

4-6TEAM RECORD8-3

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

It's a pitching duel between Gio Gonzalez for the Nationals (0-0 on the year) and Wandy Rodriguez for Houston (0-1 so far).

View Houston vs Washington Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as +-200 moneyline underdogs in this one at most online sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark. The total opened at 7 for those preferring over under wagers.

Power Rankings:
The Nationals sit at No. 7 in the National League in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Astros sit at a National League No. 10 on the same chart.

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How They Match Up:
At the plate, Washington owns the No. 2 ranking for hits in the National League at 9.3 per game. By contrast, the Astros are rated No. 3 in the same category at 9 per game.

Defensively, Houston features the National League's No. 12-rated defense on the road, allowing 5 runs per game. Washington, meanwhile, comes in at No. 8 in the National League at home, scoring 4 runs per game.

Last time out for Houston, they were a 6-3 loser as they battled the Nationals on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Nationals at -255 were rewarded, while the 9 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Houston didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 6-3 to Washington on Monday at Nationals Park.

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

Washington Nationals Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 3-7
Before playing Houston are 4-6
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 5 of Houston's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Houston's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston's last 5 games when playing on the road against Washington
The total has gone OVER in 18 of Houston's last 25 games when playing Washington
Washington is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
Washington is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
Washington is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Houston
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games when playing at home against Houston

Next up:
Houston at Washington, Wednesday, April 18

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