Houston Astros vs Washington Nationals prediction
Two ACES at work here with Gerrit Cole who is striking out guys like it is nothing. Already a big 13.82 K/9 for him this season and this postseason a fantastic 12.71 K/9 as well to go with a 0.40 ERA which is amazing indeed. Since Madbum we have not seen such a dominant pitcher, altough Bumgarner did it in 3 world series, something Cole has not done ( yet ).
Cole is absolute at his peak. In fact, he never threw this hard with an amazing 101.3 MPH Max Velocity with his four-seamer. So combine this with his four-seamer that has a lot of movement and a dirty slider to go with, and you understand why he is this good.
Scherzer had a lot of rest for today altough i am not sure if that is a big advantage ( less rhytmn etc ). He posted a 1.80 ERA this postsason. He pitched worse than that i have to say, but still an excellent 12.15 K/9. That 1.35 HR/9 is problematic however.
-Under is 7-1 in the last 8 meetings in Houston.
So i like the under and the Stros in this one.
Houston Astros vs Washington Nationals betting tips
Under 7.0 (Stake: 8)Odds: 1.78 at Pinnacle
Result: 4-5 LOST (-8 units)
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