PreviewMatchupProps
Washington Nationals
103-74
+163
46%
-173
54%
Houston Astros
117-61
Tue, Oct 29 - 8:07p ET   |   FOX, Houston leads 3-2   |   Minute Maid Park, WORLD SERIES - GAME 6
By Landon Smith

Washington Nationals are on the Road for Game 6 to Face the Houston Astros

It’s the continuation of the World Series down in the Lone Star State as one team looks to close it out and the other tries to force Game 7.

The Washington Nationals are on the road for Game 6 of the best of seven Fall Classic as they travel to face the Houston Astros Tuesday night. Washington took the first two games of the series, winning 5-4 in Game 1 last Tuesday and 12-3 in Game 2 Wednesday. When the series switched to Washington, the Astros came to life: Houston won Game 3 4-1 Friday night and followed that up with an 8-1 in Game 4 Saturday night. In Game 5 Sunday night, the Astros earned a third straight win to take the series lead with a 7-1 win Sunday night.

Odds Analysis: The Washington Nationals are set to visit Minute Maid Park in Houston, Texas for Game 6 of the World Series against the Houston Astros. The Washington Nationals come into this matchup with a 2-3 record in this series, and they will be looking to rebound after dropping their recent home game against the Houston Astros, 7-1. 

 

Betting Odds & Stats
Washington NationalsLinesHouston Astros
+155Opening Odds-175
+155 (-140)Spread-175 (120)
Over 7.5 (100)TotalUnder 7.5 (-120)
Washington NationalsConcensusHouston Astros
55%Spread45%
Over 66%TotalUnder 34%
Washington NationalsScore and statHouston Astros
6Predicted Score1
Stephen StrasburgStatsJustin Verlander

 

Washington Nationals +155

Washington’s offense dried up once they returned home as they failed to do much of anything. After scoring 17 games in the first two games of the series, the Nationals scored three in their three games at home.

The Nationals have to find a way to regain their magic as they finished with only four hits in Sunday’s loss. Juan Soto (run, RBI) had two hits, including his fourth postseason homer to account for Washington’s lone run, while Howie Kendrick and Yan Gomes each had one hit. 

Joe Ross (0-1), who was the emergency starter when Max Scherzer woke up Sunday morning with neck spasms, took the loss on the mound.

The Washington Nationals looked lifeless in their 3 home games, but they get to return to Minute Maid Park where they outscored the Astros 17-7.

Nationals are 6-0 in their last 6 road games, Nationals are 5-0 in their last 5 road games vs. a right-handed starter, Nationals are 4-0 in their last 4 interleague road games.

Stephen Strasburg Washington Nationals Starting Pitcher
WLIPERABBSOWHIP
40281.932400.9600

 

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Houston Astros -175

Houston came to life on the road after dropping the first two games of the World Series at home. Now, the Astros find themselves just one win from their second championship in three years after another solid showing Sunday night in Game 5.

Yordan Alvarez (two runs, two RBI) had three hits while George Springer (two runs, two RBI) and Yuli Guerriel (run, RBI) each had two hits for Houston. Carlos Correa (his third postseason homer), Alvarez (his first) and Springer (his fourth) each went deep in the win.

The Houston Astros are set to start Justin Verlander (1-3, 4.15 ERA) who struggled in his latest start as he gave up 4 earned runs in 6 innings against the Washington Nationals.

Astros are 2-5 in their last 7 World Series home games, Astros are 1-4 in their last 5 interleague home games vs. a team with a winning record.

Justin Verlander Houston Astros Starting Pitcher
WLIPERABBSOWHIP
1330.14.1511351.1900

 

Extra Points
Astros 2B Jose Altuve is batting .360 in the World Series after hitting .350 in the American League Division Series and .348 in the ALCS.
The Nationals were 1-for-21 with runners in scoring position in the three straight losses at home.
Washington SS Trea Turner went 1-for-14 with three strikeouts and zero walks over the last three games.

 

The Pick: Washington Nationals +155, Over 7.5