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Washington Nationals vs. Houston Astros - 10/23/19 Prediction & Odds

World Series Game 2: Washington Nationals (102-71) at Houston Astros (114-60) Prediction and Odds

MLB World Series - Prediction, Picks and OddsMLB Predictions & Odds

Wednesday, October 23 8:07 PM ET
Washington Nationalsvs Houston Astros
Minute Maid Park, Houston, Texas

World Series Game 2: The Houston Astros and Washington Nationals meet on Wednesday for Game 2 of the World Series. Tip off time is scheduled 8:07 PM Eastern Time. The Nationals leads the World Series 1-0.

Oddsmakers currently have Houston Astros as a -180 money line favorites, with the total at 7½.


The Washington Nationals beat the Astros 5-4 in Game 1 at Houston Tuesday night to take a 1-0 lead in the best-of-seven World Series. The Houston Astros will try even the series against the Nationals. The Nationals are 5-0 in their last five road games.

Probable Starting Pitchers:

Nationals RH Stephen Strasburg (3-0, 1.64 ERA) Strasburg has a 1.64 ERA this postseason, throwing 22 innings, allowing just four runs, while striking out 33 over his four appearances. The Nationals are 44-15 in Strasburg's last 59 road starts and 10-1 in his last 11 interleague starts.

Astros RH Justin Verlander (1-2, 3.70 ERA) Verlander will try to record his first-ever win in the World Series on Wednesday The right-hander went 10-4 with a 2.34 ERA in 17 home starts this season. The Astros are 18-6 in Verlander's last 24 home starts.

The Nationals are 54-32 at home and 48-39 on the road this season.
The Astros are 65-23 at home and 49-37 on the road this season.

Betting Trends:
Washington is 20-6 in the last 26 meetings.
Washington is 9-1 in the last 10 meetings in Houston.

Washington Nationals:
Washington is 7-0 in their last 7 games.
Washington is 5-0 in their last 5 road games.
Washington is 11-1 in their last 12 games against Houston.
Washington is 9-1 in their last 10 games on the road against Houston.
Washington is 7-0 in their last 7 playoff games.
Washington is 6-0 in their last 6 interleague games.
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Washington's last 7 games on the road.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Washington's last 6 games vs. the American League.

Houston Astros:
Houston is 4-2 in their last 6 games.
Houston is 6-2 in their last 8 games at home.
Houston is 40-13 in their last 53 games at home..
Houston is 1-9 in their last 10 games at home against Washington.
Houston is 5-2 in their last 7 interleague games.
Houston is 18-9 in their last 27 interleague home games.
Houston is 23-10 in their last 33 playoff home games.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston's last 7 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Houston's last 11 games against Washington.

Weather: Game-time temperature: 69° -- Mostly clear: Winds: 4-8 mph. (Houston, Texas)

Prediction: Look for the Nationals with Strasburg at the helm to head home up 2-0. Verlander is 0-4 with a 5.67 ERA in five starts over three previous World Series.

MLB Prediction: Astros 4, Nationals 3

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

World Series: Washington leads 1-0

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