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Washington Nationals Favored by -159 Against Houston Astros on Wednesday

Washington Nationals


Houston Astros
Wednesday, April 30, 2014 8:10 PM ET
Minute Maid Park

The Washington Nationals pay a visit to Houston on Wednesday, hoping to shut down the Astros bats in baseball betting action at Minute Maid Park.

Jordan Zimmermann, with a record of 1-1 on the season, gets the ball for the Washington Nationals, while the Houston Astros trot Brett Oberholtzer to the mound in this one. He is 0-4 so far in 2014.

Washington Nationals vs Houston Astros Opening Odds and Betting Line

The Houston Astros were listed as 149 moneyline underdogs earlier in the day at BetOnline, while odds makers set the opening total line around 8 earlier at TopBet.

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Computer Prediction: Washington Nationals vs Houston Astros Pick

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 4.6-2.4 victory for the Nationals. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Washington Nationals vs Houston Astros Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Houston Astros bring a 9-18 record to the battle against the 15-12 Nationals. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Houston vs Washington injuries news.

The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Houston Astros at No. 30 and the Washington Nationals at No. 19 heading into this contest.

How Washington Nationals vs Houston Astros Stats Matchup

Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Houston has baseball's No. 29-rated offensive output, at 6.85 hits per game. The Washington Nationals average 8.89 hits per game, good for No. 11 on the list.

Washington brings the No. 13-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Astros's No. 27-ranked defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Last time out for Washington, they were a 4-3 winner as they battled the Astros on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Nationals at -138 were rewarded, while the 7 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Nationals enjoyed a 4-3 victory at the expense of the Astros on Tuesday, with Gio Gonzalez throwing 6 innings of 5-hit ball at Minute Maid Park.

Next Betting Matchups

Washington at Philadelphia, Friday, May 2nd
Houston home to Seattle, Friday, May 2nd