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Washington Nationals vs Houston Astros Prediction 4-21-24 picks

The Houston Astros and Washington Nationals meet Sunday in MLB action from Nationals Park. We will look at this from a betting perspective and determine the best bets for this game. Here is a Houston Astros vs. Washington Nationals prediction.

Houston Astros team preview

The Houston Astros come into this game looking to bounce back from a 5-4 loss to the Nationals in Saturday’s game. Jose Altuve leads the Astros with 33 hits and a .367 batting average with 5 home runs and 8 doubles, while Kyle Tucker himself has 5 home runs with 6 doubles and a team-high 17 RBIs. Yordan Alvarez also has 5 home runs with 13 RBIs, while Tucker and Jeremy Pena share the team lead with 4 stolen bases each. Cristian Javier will start here for the Astros and is 2-0 with a 1.54 ERA and 18 strikeouts this season.

Facts about the Houston Astros team

  • The Astros have won each of their last nine road games on Sunday.
  • The Astros have finished with a loss in each of their last eight road games against the Nationals.
  • The Astros led after three innings in each of their last five road games on Sunday.
  • The Astros led after seven innings in each of their last 10-day games against National League opponents.
  • The “Inning 1 OVER 0.5 Runs” market has been a success in each of the Astros’ last five-day games.

Washington Nationals team preview

The Washington Nationals come into this battle looking to win the rubber match after their win over the Astros on Saturday. Jesse Winker leads the Nationals with 21 hits, while CJ Abrams has a team-high 6 home runs, 3 triples, 4 doubles and 12 RBIs with 21 hits as well. Lane Thomas also has 10 RBIs and 9 stolen bases, while Joey Gallo has 3 home runs, 5 doubles and a team-high 34 strikeouts. Trey Lipscomb has 4 stolen bases and Luis Garcia Jr. has a team-high 7 doubles. Mitchell Parker will start here for the Nationals and is 1-0 with a 3.60 ERA and 4 strikeouts this season.

Facts about the Washington Nationals team

  • The Nationals have lost each of their last nine games at Nationals Park after going to overtime.
  • The Nationals have failed to cover the run line after a win in each of their last eight home games against the Astros.
  • The Nationals led after three innings in each of their last three Sunday games as home underdogs.
  • The Nationals trailed as underdogs after seven innings in each of their last eight games against American League opponents.
  • The Nationals led after five innings in three of their last four games as home underdogs against AL West opponents.

Astros vs. Nationals Prediction

I’m on the Astros here. For whatever reason, I can’t get there with Washington, no matter how disappointing the Astros have been so far this year. Washington has also been solid against righties, but Javier is one of the best the Astros have right now and Houston should take advantage of every start they get with Javier on the doorstep given how bad this starting rotation is. I think the Astros are getting a much-needed win in the rubber match, so give me Houston here.

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