Washington Nationals vs Houston Astros prediction
Nats and Annibal Sanchez are a bit underrated here if you ask me and here is why.
Went with the Nats first 5 innings the other day, but unfortunately they were starting to slug from the 6th inning.
Greinke will pitch for Houston and he did not pitch well at all this postseason as he went 0-2 with a 6.43 ERA. The sad part ( for him ) is that he pitched even worse than that with a 6.86 FIP (!).
Homers has been a huge problem: 3.21 HR/9 and that is potential trouble of course as this Nats lineup has been relentless with the long ball.
In the regular season this year he posted a 0.00 ERA in 7.1 innings against Washington. However, he pitched MUCH worse than that with a 5.52 xFIP.
Anibal Sanchez on the other side is 1-0 this postseason with a 0.71 ERA. He has been lucky perhaps with an .143 BABIP but he has solid command: 2.13 BB/9. He did not allow many homers ( 0.71 HR/9 ) and he has a terrific 9.95 K/9.
He is mixing things up a lot and get's a lot of flyballs/popups.
Everyone talks about that terrible Nats bullpen ( including me ), but they keep winning nonetheless as they rocked the Astros bullpen the other day.
Odds raised to much, so for plus money i have to take the Nats as a home dog.
Washington Nationals vs Houston Astros betting tips
Washington Nationals ML (Stake: 8)Odds: 2.29 at Pinnacle
Result: 1-4 LOST (-8 units)
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