Washington Nationals come into this game after suffering two consecutive losses and winning the last game of the series against the Atlanta Braves of the NL East this weekend, hoping for redemption against defending World Series champions the Houston Astros. The Houston Astros have been a very good team in baseball this year and enter this matchup with an outstanding 37-29 record and 18-14 home record. Conversely, Washington stands at 26-38 overall and 14-17 away record.
While the Astros have been an outstanding offensive team, their defense has also been impressive. Leading MLB in ERA with 3.32, 4th place in strikeouts with 623 and joined 4th place in quality starts with 31. Meanwhile, Nationals have been somewhat inconsistent but have shown significant signs of improvement recently.
Both teams have put up impressive numbers this year, but have also made some critical errors that cost them dearly. Washington holds the advantage in terms of batting average and on-base percentage; however, they have struck out more frequently than Houston.
Alex Bregman stands out for the Astros as their star player this year with eight doubles, one triple and nine homers – placing him fifth overall in each category in each league. Lane Thomas of the Nationals stands out with his .279 batting average and slugging percentage of .457 which puts him squarely within all qualified hitters’ average.
Hunter Brown will be starting for Houston in this game. He has a record of 5-3, an ERA of 3.82, a WHIP 1.22 and 79 strikeouts. While for Washington, Patrick Corbin will start on the mound for them, with a record of 4-6, a 4.89 ERA, a 1.52 WHIP and 46 strikeouts.
No matter where these teams stand in the standings, this matchup should prove exciting. Both squads possess quality offensive weapons while their respective defenses should also provide ample defense.
Washington Nationals vs Houston Astros Game Information
- Date: 06/13/2023
- Time: 07:40 PM ET
- Location: Minute Maid Park, Houston, Texas.
- How to Watch: Nationals vs Astros MLB.TV
- Live Stream: MLB.TV
Nationals vs Astros Betting Lines
Nationals are +210 according to our Vegas MLB Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $210. On the other side, Astros are -260 according to the Vegas MLB Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $38.
The implied probability for these two teams attached to the betting lines have Nationals at a 32.26% chance of winning the game, meanwhile Astros have 72.22% probability of finishing the game with the W.
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