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Washington Nationals vs Houston Astros - 10/22/19 Prediction & Odds of the World Series

World Series Game 1: Washington Nationals (101-71) at Houston Astros (114-59) Prediction and Odds

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World Series Predictions

Tuesday, October 22, 2019 8:08 PM ET
Washington Nationals vs Houston Astros
Minute Maid Park, Houston, Texas

The Houston Astros and Washington Nationals meet on Tuesday for game one of the World Series. Tip off time is scheduled 8:08 PM Eastern Time. The Nationals are 8-1 in the last 9 meetings in Houston.

 2019 World Series odds
Astros: -235
Nationals: +195


Oddsmakers
currently have Houston Astros as a -195 money line favorites, with the total at 6½.

The Houston Astros won the American League Championship by a 4-2 margin in the best-of-seven against the New York Yankees for a second World Series title in three years. Meanwhile, the Washington Nationals swept the St. Louis Cardinals in the National League Championship Series in four games. This will be Washington first ever trip to the finals in the franchise’s 50 year history (including Montreal).

Last Meeting: Washington Nationals were a 5-4 winner against the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park on August 24, 2017.

Probable Starting Pitchers:

Both teams have outstanding starting pitching. 

Nationals RH Max Scherzer (2-0, 1.80 ERA) Scherzer has been the Nationals ace for five seasons that includes two Cy Young Awards. He is coming off a seven-inning, one-hit and 11-strikeout against the Cardinals in Game 2 of the NLCS. The Nationals are 37-15 in Scherzer's last 52 road starts..

Astros RH Gerrit Cole (3-0, 0.40 ERA) Cole is 19-0 with a 1.59 ERA over his past 25 starts, including victories in each of his three playoff outings. He has a 0.40 ERA in three postseason wins this year over a span of 22.2 innings. The righthander is 22-4 with a 2.50 ERA in 34 career starts at Minute Maid Park. The Astros are 23-3 in Cole's last 26 home starts.

The Nationals are 54-32 at home and 47-39 on the road this season.
The Astros are 65-22 at home and 49-37 on the road this season.

Betting Trends:

Washington Nationals:
Washington is 6-0 in their last 6 games.
Washington is 4-0 in their last 4 road games.
Washington is 10-1 in their last 11 games against Houston.
Washington is 8-1 in their last 9 games on the road against Houston.
Washington is 5-0 in their last 5 games this season.
Washington is 6-0 in their last 6 playoff games.
Washington is 5-0 in their last 5 interleague games.
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Washington's last 6 games on the road.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington's last 5 gamesvs. the American League.

Houston Astros:
Houston is 4-1 in their last 5 games.
Houston is 6-1 in their last 7 games at home.
Houston is 40-12 in their last 52 games at home..
Houston is 1-8 in their last 9 games at home against Washington.
Houston is 5-1 in their last 6 interleague games.
Houston is 18-8 in their last 26 interleague home games.
Houston is 23-9 in their last 32 playoff home games.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston's last 6 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Houston's last 10 games against Washington.

Weather: Game-time temperature: 66° -- Clear: Winds: 4-8 mph. (Houston, Texas)

Prediction: The Astros finish with the best record in baseball during the regular season and are 5-1 at home in the postseason. Take Houston with home-field advantage and Gerrit Cole on the hill to win Game 1 of the World Series.

MLB Prediction: Astros 3, Nationals 2

Best-of-seven World Series schedule:
Game 1, Tuesday, Oct. 22: Washington at Houston, 8:08 p.m. PT.
Game 2, Wednesday, Oct. 23: Washington at Houston, 8:07 p.m. PT.
Game 3, Friday, Oct. 25: Houston at Washington, 8:07 p.m. PT.
Game 4, Saturday, Oct. 26: Houston at Washington, 8:07 p.m. PT.
Game 5*, Sunday, Oct. 27: Houston at Washington, 8:07 p.m. PT.
Game 6*, Tuesday, Oct. 29: Washington at Houston, 8:07 p.m. PT.
Game 7*, Wednesday, Oct. 30: Washington at Houston, 8:07 p.m. PT.
*-If necessary

World Series: World Series Tied 0-0

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