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Houston Astros vs. Washington Nationals – MLB – Predictions, Betting Lines, Odds and Trends

The Washington Nationals (11-22) are looking for continued power from a batter on a hot streak versus the Houston Astros (21-11) on Friday at 7:05 PM ET, at Nationals Park. Juan Soto is riding a two-game homer streak.

The Nationals are an underdog (+137 on the moneyline to win) when they host the Astros (-160). The scheduled starters are Framber Valdez (1-2) for the Houston Astros, and Josiah Gray (4-2) for the Washington Nationals. The matchup has an over/under set at 8 total runs.

Astros vs. Nationals Predictions

Astros vs. Nationals Betting Odds

Astros vs Nationals Betting Information
Favorite Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds
Astros -160 +137 8 -110 -110 -1.5 +102 -122

Astros vs. Nationals Last 10 Games Betting Performance

Astros

  • Houston won each of the 10 games it played as a moneyline favorite over their last 10 matchups.
  • Over their last 10 outings (all had set totals), the Astros combined with their opponents to hit the over on the run total two times.
  • Houston is 7-3-0 against the spread over its past 10 games.

Nationals

  • In 10 games as the underdog over the last 10 matchups, Washington has a record of 4-6.
  • In their last 10 games with a total, the Nationals and their opponents are when it comes to hitting the over.
  • Washington has wins against the spread in its last 10 chances.
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Astros vs. Nationals Starting Pitcher Betting Trends

Projected starter: Framber Valdez

  • The Astros have gone 2-4-0 against the spread when Valdez starts.
  • The Astros are 1-3 in Valdez’s four starts this season with Houston as the moneyline favorite.
  • Valdez’s team has a 2-4 record over his six starts.
  • Valdez has had six starts with a set total this season, and the teams combined hit the over in one of those matchups.

Projected starter: Josiah Gray

  • Gray and his team have a record of 4-2-0 against the spread when he starts.
  • His team has won 60% of his starts when they are underdogs on the moneyline (3-2).
  • Gray’s team has won four of his six starts.
  • Games started by Gray have a 3-3-0 record at hitting the over this season.

Astros Batting Leaders

  • Yordan Alvarez leads the Astros with 10 home runs.
  • Among all batters in MLB play, Alvarez’s home run total ranks first and his RBI tally ranks 25th.
  • Alvarez enters this game on a two-game hitting streak. In his last five games he is hitting .278 with a double, two home runs, four walks and four RBI.
  • Alex Bregman’s 20 runs batted in pace his team.
  • Bregman ranks 33rd in home runs and 20th in RBI among MLB hitters this season.
  • Kyle Tucker is batting .255 with five doubles, five home runs and 19 walks.
  • Tucker brings a three-game hitting streak into this game. In his last five games he is hitting .286 with two doubles, a home run, nine walks and three RBI.
  • Jeremy Pena has a club-leading 20 RBI and .276 batting average.
  • Pena brings a nine-game hitting streak into this game. During his last 10 outings he is batting .394 with two doubles, two home runs, two walks and 10 RBI.

Astros Batting Leaders

  • Josh Bell leads Washington in batting average (.345) and runs batted in (21) this season while also slugging four homers.
  • Bell’s home run total ranks 56th in MLB, and he is 16th in RBI.
  • Bell heads into this game on a five-game hitting streak. In his last five games he is hitting .350 with a home run, a walk and two RBI.
  • Soto’s eight home runs are most among Washington batters. He’s driven in 11 runs this season while slugging .504.
  • Soto is seventh in homers and 118th in RBI among all major league batters this season.
  • Soto heads into this matchup on a five-game hitting streak. During his last five outings he is hitting .273 with a double, two home runs, a walk and four RBI.
  • Maikel Franco has 33 hits this season and a slash line of .268/.298/.390.
  • Yadiel Hernandez has 28 hits and an OBP of .378 to go with a slugging percentage of .506 this season.

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