Houston Astros vs Washington Nationals Prediction, Pick and Preview, May 13 (5/13): MLB

Houston Astros vs Washington Nationals Prediction, Pick and Preview, May 13 (5/13): MLB

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Odds

Time 7:05 p.m. EST
Astros money line -155
Astros run line -1.5 (+100)
Nationals money line +130
Nationals run line +1.5 (-120)
Over / under 8

 

Key stats

  Houston Astros Washington Nationals
Record 21-11 11-22
Road / home record 12-7 4-13
Last 10 record 10-0 4-6
Streak W10 L1
Over / under record 9-23 15-16-2
Runs / game 3.83 4.22
Runs allowed / game 3.03 5.03

Preview

The Houston Astros will visit the Washington Nationals to play a 3-game series at the Nationals Park. The Nationals losot their last series against the Mets while the Astros are on a 10 game winning streak winning their last 3 series.

Houston Astros

The Astros get here with a 21-11 record and have won 10 straight games. The team is averaging 3.83 runs per game and are allowing 3.03 runs. Alex Bregman has 5 home runs and 20 RBI. Jeremy Pena is batting for .276 avg and Yordan Alvarez has 10 home runs.

Garcia (3-1) gave up five hits and two walks while striking out nine in five innings to win his second consecutive start.

Probable Pitcher:  Framber Valdez (1-2, 3.34 ERA)

Valdez will be on the mound in the 1st game of the series for the Astros. Valdez allowed two earned runs on nine hits and one walk while striking out seven across six innings Saturday against the Tigers. He did not factor into the decision.

Washington Nationals

The Nationals get here with a 11-22 record and have lost 6 of their last 8 games. The team is averaging 4.22 runs per game but allowing 5 runs. Josh Bell has a batting average of .345, 4 home runs and 21 RBI. Juan Soto leads the team in home runs with 8.

Aaron Sanchez allowed 3 runs in 6 hits across 5 innings in the Nats win against the Mets.

Probable Pitcher: 

 Josiah Gray (4-2, 3.45 ERA) will start for the Nats in the 1st game of the series. Gray earned the win during Saturday's 7-3 victory over the Angels, allowing three runs on five hits and two walks with three strikeouts in 5.1 innings.

BETTING TRENDS

Houston are 10-0 SU in their last 10 games.

Houston are 4-14 SU in their last 18 games against Washington.

The total has gone OVER in 6 of Washington's last 8 games against Houston.

Washington are 1-10 SU in their last 11 games at home.

Prediction

The Astros are on fire right now and have won 10 games in a row while the Nationals beat the Mets in their last game but they have lost 10 of their last 11 games at home. Washington have failed to cover the spread in 12 of their 17 home games this season. Take the Astros.

PICK: Astros ML (-155)
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