TheHouston Astroswill look to dig out of a deep 2-0 hole on the road in Game 3 of the 2019 World Series when they meet theWashington Nationalson Friday. The Astros (107-55) are looking to become just the 12th team ever to recover from such a deficit to win a World Series and the first since theNew York Yankeesdid it in 1996 against theAtlanta Braves. The Nationals (93-69), meanwhile, are looking for back-to-back sweeps after disposing of the St. LouisCardinalsin four games in the NLCS. Friday’s game is scheduled to start at 8: 07 p.m. ET from Nationals Park. Houston is favored at -146 on the money line, meaning a $146 wager would net $100, while the over-under is eight runs in the latest Astros vs. Nationals odds after the total opened at 7.5. You’ll want to see the latest 2019 World Series predictions from the SportsLine Projection Model before entering any Nationals vs. Astros picks of your own.
This model, which simulates every game 10,000 times, entered the 2019 World Series up over $800 for $100 players on top-ratedMLBpicks this season. The model was especially strong on top-rated money line picks this season, entering the World Series on a profitable 158-130 run. Anyone who has been following it is way up.
Now, the model has dialed in on Nationals vs. Astros. We can tell you it’s leaning over eight runs, and it also says one side of the money line has all the value. You can only see that pick at SportsLine.
The model knows the Astros recorded their fourth-ever 100-win season this year and third in a row. Houston has made the postseason 13 times and is making its third-ever World Series appearance. The Astros lead the all-time series against the Nationals, 244-209, including a 115-110 advantage on the road.
Houston has gotten considerable production from designated hitterYordan Alvarez(.500) and second basemanJose Altuve(.400) in the 2019 World Series. Alvarez is 3-for-6 with a pair of walks for a .625 on-base percentage, .500 slugging percentage and 1.125 OPS. Altuve, meanwhile, is 4-for-10 in the World Series 2019 with a double and a stolen base. In 18 career games against Washington, Altuve is hitting .297, going 22-for-74 with six doubles, two triples and five RBIs.
But just because Houston has had success over the past five seasons does not mean it is the best value on the Astros vs. Nationals money line.
That’s because the Nationals have been red-hot this postseason, winning eight straight games. Washington has also had Houston’s number over the past several years, going 17-3 against the Astros in their last 20 meetings. The Nationals are 12-3 in their last 15 home games against Houston.
Right-handerAnibal Sanchez(11-8, 3.85 ERA) will make his second career World Series start. He allowed two runs over seven innings of work during the 2012 World Series as a member of theDetroit Tigers against theSan Francisco Giants. Sanchez has a 0.71 ERA over 12 2/3 innings in two starts this postseason.
So who wins Nationals vs. Astros? And which side of the money line has all the value?Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the Nationals vs. Astros money line you should be all over Friday, all from the advanced model that has crushed its MLB picks, and find out.