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Nationals Have Utterly Owned The Astros

With a 4-3 victory in the series opener Tuesday, the Washington Nationals continued their long domination of the Houston Astros. The Nats have now won nine straight against the ’Stros with Houston’s last win coming in April 2012. Should bettors expect anything different when these two clubs face off in Houston on Wednesday?

Shark Bites
  • The Astros are 11-4 in interleague play this season.
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of the Nationals’ last 7 games.
  • The Nationals are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games on the road against teams with winning records.

Ironically enough, the last time the Astros beat the Nationals, it was Edwin Jackson who started for Washington. Since then, Jackson has bounced around the majors before coming back to the nation’s capital. Jackson has a 2.92 ERA with four quality starts in six outings with the Nats this season. He still struggles with the long ball, surrendering seven home runs in that span, but Jackson has been a great midseason addition to the Nats rotation.

The Astros will start Mike Fiers, who is struggling through his worst month of the season. In August, the righty has a 7.48 ERA and has given up at least two home runs in all four of his starts.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Baseball betting oddsmakers, including BetOnline, opened the Houston Astros as -177 moneyline favorites in this matchup. OVER/UNDER total bettors saw the number open at 9.5 at shops such as Bovada.

OddsShark computer score prediction models pick a possible 5.0-3.4 win for the Nationals on Wednesday. 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 Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Houston Astros bring a 76-49 record to the battle against the 75-48 Nationals. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Houston vs Washington injuries news.

The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Houston Astros rated this week at No. 18 and the Washington Nationals sitting at No. 9.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Houston Astros No. 1 ranked offense (5.62 runs per game) against a Washington Nationals defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 5 at 4.21 runs allowed per game. The Houston Astros have been averaging 10 hits per game, more than the Washington Nationals have managed so far this season (9.33 hits on average).

Washington brings the No. 5-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Astros' No. 8-ranked defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Washington claimed a 4-3 win against Houston on Tuesday, as Tanner Roark and the Nationals' bats led the team to victory at Minute Maid Park.

Betting Trends
  • Washington is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Washington is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Washington's last 7 games
  • Washington is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Houston is 6-19 ATS in its last 25 games
  • Houston is 8-15 SU in its last 23 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Houston's last 5 games
  • Houston is 4-8 ATS in its last 12 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Washington at Houston, Thursday, August 24