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(74-48) Washington Nationals vs. Houston Astros (76-48)
Date: Wednesday, August 23, 2017
Time: 8:10 PM ET
Venue: Minute Maid Park, Houston Texas
Projected Pitchers: Edwin Jackson vs. Mike Fiers
MLB Moneyline Odds: Nationals +162 Astros -172
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Nationals +1.5 -120 Astros -1.5 +100
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: ov 9.5 +100 un 9.5 -120
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Washington is leading the NL East by 14 games over the Miami Marlins, and could possibly start resting some key pieces in the starting rotation, heading into the postseason.
The Nationals starting staff, has pitched more innings than any staff in the majors this year.
Edwin Jackson (4-2, 2.92 ERA) will make his first start of the year against the Astros. Jackson has quietly picked well for the Nationals this season.
Over his last three games, he is 2-1 with a 3.00 ERA. He is 2-1 with a 3.80 ERA in three starts (five showings) this season on the road.
The Houston Astros are still leading the AL West 12.5 games over the Los Angeles Angels. Despite the slipping in their record recently, the Astros could be getting a key piece back in the lineup.
Carlos Carrea was seen taking some ground balls before yesterday’s game. He could be back sometime this week. He could give a huge boost to an already loaded lineup.
Mike Fiers (7-8, 4.32 ERA) will make his first start of the season against the Astros. Fiers has not pitched well as of late. He is 0-3 with a 7.48 ERA over his last four starts.
Of those four starts, three of those games were at home, where Fiers carries a 3.66 ERA over 12 starts this year.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Under is 8-0 in WAS last 8 interleague games.
- Under is 8-1-2 in WAS last 11 on grass.
- Under is 8-1-2 in WAS last 11 overall.
- HOU are 29-11 in their last 40 Wed. games.
- HOU are 38-16 in their last 54 interleague games.
- Over is 15-7-1 in HOU last 23 Wed. games.
- WAS are 17-4 in the last 21 meetings.
Free Washington Nationals vs. Houston Astros MLB Prediction:
The Nationals have a better pitcher on the mound tonight in Edwin Jackson. Fiers has struggled the last month. Take the Nationals on the road.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: UNDER the Number
Look for both teams to score runs, but not enough to cover the over. Take the under in tonight’s game at Minute Maid Park.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Washington 4 – Houston 3
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