Washington Nationals vs Houston Astros MLB Picks & Predictions 10/29/2019
Tuesday, October 29, 2019
Minute Maid Park
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Probable Pitchers: Stephen Strasburg vs. Justin Verlander
Carlos Correa and the Houston Astros play the Washington Nationals at Minute Maid Park on Tuesday, October 29, 2019. The Nationals open this game at +162 while the Astros are coming in at -172. The total has been set at 7.5. Houston has now won 3 straight games and is on the brink of their 2nd World Series title in 3 years. They did catch a break in Game 5 when Max Scherzer didn't pitch because of an injury, but they have looked dominant regardless in the past 3 games.
The Nationals have been a great option for wagerers, having gone 103-74-0 SU. The Astros cover 65.7% of the time, going 117-61-0 straight up.
Valuable Washington Nationals Betting Trends
The Nationals have been a dicey Under pick for over/under MLB bettors, having gone 82-83-12.
Washington covers 55.7% of the time away from home, having gone 49-39-0 straight up.
Important Houston Astros Betting Trends
Houston covers 73.0% of the time at Minute Maid Park, going 65-24-0 SU.
The Astros have been a dicey Under pick for over/under MLB bettors, having gone 79-91-8.
Key Washington Nationals Injuries
10/27/2019 Max Scherzer SP Neck Expected to be out until at least Oct 30
10/27/2019 Kurt Suzuki C Hip Expected to be out until at least Oct 29
9/18/2019 Koda Glover RP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Feb 1, 2020
9/4/2019 Austen Williams RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Feb 1, 2020
8/30/2019 Jonny Venters RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Feb 1, 2020
Key Houston Astros Injuries
9/27/2019 Aaron Sanchez SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Jul 1, 2020
9/17/2019 Collin McHugh RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Feb 1, 2020
6/9/2019 Lance McCullers SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Feb 1, 2020
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Nationals have a 93-69 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Stephen Strasburg has a 18-6 record with an earned run average of 3.32 and a WHIP of 1.04 this season. He has 251 strikeouts over his 209 innings pitched and he's given up 161 hits. He's allowed 6.9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.25. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.68 and they have given up 520 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .262 against the bullpen and they've struck out 501 hitters and walked 219 batters. As a team, Washington allows 8.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.4 batters per nine innings. They are 13th in the league in team earned run average at 4.27. The Nationals pitchers collectively have given up 1,340 base hits and 683 earned runs. They have allowed 202 home runs this season, ranking them 24th in the league. Washington as a pitching staff has walked 517 batters and struck out 1,511. They have walked 3.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.4 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.29 and their FIP as a unit is 4.14.
As a team Washington is hitting .265, good for 5th in the league. The Nationals hold a .454 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .342, which is good for 2nd in baseball. They rank 7th in MLB with 9.0 hits per game. Juan Soto is hitting .282 with an on-base percentage of .401. He has 153 hits this season in 542 at bats with 110 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .548 and an OPS+ of 138. Anthony Rendon is hitting .319 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .412. He has totaled 174 hits and he has driven in 126 men in 545 at bats. His OPS+ is 153 while his slugging percentage is at .598. The Nationals have 1,460 hits, including 298 doubles and 231 home runs. Washington has walked 584 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,308 times as a unit. They have left 1,114 men on base and have a team OPS of .796. They score 5.39 runs per contest and have scored a total of 873 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Houston has a 107-55 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.58, Justin Verlander has a 21-6 record and a 0.80 WHIP. He has 300 strikeouts over the 223 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 137 hits. He's allowing 5.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.27. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.75 and they have given up 470 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .224 against the Astros bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 608 batters and walked 197 opposing hitters. As a team, Houston allows 7.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 10.3 batters per nine innings. They are 3rd in the league in team earned run average at 3.66. The Astros pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,205 base knocks and 595 earned runs this season. They have given up 230 home runs this year, which ranks 12th in Major League Baseball. Houston as a staff has walked 448 hitters and struck out 1,671 batters. They give up a walk 2.8 times per 9 innings while they strike out 10.3 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.13 while their FIP as a staff is 3.98.
As a team, they are batting .274, good for 1st in the league. The Astros hold a .495 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .352, which is good for 1st in baseball. They rank 3rd in MLB with 9.5 hits per contest. Carlos Correa comes into this matchup batting .279 with an OBP of .358. He has 78 hits this year along with 59 RBI in 280 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .568 with an OPS+ of 137. Jose Altuve is hitting .298 this season and he has an OBP of .353. He has collected 149 hits in 500 at bats while driving in 74 runs. He has an OPS+ of 131 and a slugging percentage of .550. The Astros as a unit have 1,538 base hits, including 323 doubles and 288 homers. Houston has walked 645 times this year and they have struck out on 1,166 occasions. They have had 1,168 men left on base and have an OPS of .848. They have scored 5.68 runs per game and totaled 920 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Nationals/Astros MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Nationals (+162)
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