Astros vs. Nationals Prediction, Odds, Picks - April 19

Astros vs. Nationals Prediction, Odds, Picks - April 19

Updated Apr. 19, 2024 6:00 p.m. ET

C.J. Abrams will lead the Washington Nationals into a matchup with Kyle Tucker and the Houston Astros on Friday at 6:45 PM ET, in the first game of a three-game series at Nationals Park. The Astros have been listed as -147 moneyline favorites for this matchup with the Nationals (+125). Houston is the favorite on the run line (-1.5). The over/under for the matchup has been set at 8 runs.

Take a look at everything you need from a betting perspective on the Astros-Nationals game, regarding the run line, moneyline and total, plus expert picks.

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Astros vs. Nationals Game Information & Odds

  • When: Friday, April 19, 2024 at 6:45 PM ET
  • Where: Nationals Park in Washington D.C.
  • How to Watch on TV: MASN
Favorite Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Run Line Favorite Run Line Odds Underdog Run Line Odds
Astros -147 +125 8 -115 -105 -1.5 +111 -132

Astros vs. Nationals Prediction

  • Score Prediction: Nationals 5, Astros 4
  • Total Prediction: Over 8 runs
  • Win Probabilities: Astros 54%, Nationals 46%

Astros vs. Nationals Betting Insights

  • The Astros have been favorites in 15 games this season and won four (26.7%) of those contests.
  • This season Houston has won two of its four games when favored by at least -147 on the moneyline.
  • Oddsmakers have implied with the moneyline set for this matchup that the Astros have a 59.5% chance to win.
  • The Nationals have come away with seven wins in the 16 contests they have been listed as the underdogs in this season.
  • Washington has a win-loss record of 7-6 when favored by +125 or worse by bookmakers this year.
  • The moneyline set for this matchup implies the Nationals have a 44.4% chance of walking away with the win.
FINAL
HOU 5 · WSH 3
MLB
RUN LINE
TO WIN
TOTAL
Houston Astros
HOU
Washington Nationals
WSH

Astros Recent Betting Performance

  • The Astros were favored on the moneyline in six of their last 10 games, and they went 2-4 in those matchups.
  • Over their last 10 outings -- all had a set run total -- the Astros and their opponents combined to hit the over on the total six times.
  • The Astros' record against the spread is 3-6-0 over their past 10 games (bookmakers set spreads in nine of those games).

Astros Recent Stats

Stat Avg/Total
Record 3-7
Runs Per Game 5.0
HR 10
ERA 6.57
K/9 7.2

Astros Player Insights

  • Jose Altuve leads the Astros with five home runs and has racked up a team-best batting average of .388.
  • Of all hitters in baseball, Altuve's home run total places him ninth, and his RBI tally ranks him 129th.
  • Tucker's five home runs and 15 runs batted in are both team-highs.
  • Tucker is ninth in home runs in MLB, and 13th in RBI.
  • Tucker carries a two-game streak with at least one hit into this contest. In his last five games he is hitting .267 with three doubles, a home run, seven walks and five RBI.
  • Yordan Alvarez has launched a team-best five home runs.
  • Jeremy Pena is batting .329 with four doubles, two home runs and three walks.

Astros Team Props

Hits O/U Total Bases O/U HR O/U RBI O/U
Kyle Tucker 0.5 (-213) 1.5 (+130) 0.5 (+390) 0.5 (+145)
Yordan Alvarez 0.5 (-233) 1.5 (+115) 0.5 (+270) 0.5 (+145)
Jose Altuve 0.5 (-238) 1.5 (+120) 0.5 (+390) 0.5 (+180)
Alex Bregman 0.5 (-222) 1.5 (+130) 0.5 (+475) 0.5 (+170)
Jeremy Pena 0.5 (-286) 1.5 (+120) 0.5 (+550) 0.5 (+170)

Learn more about this Astros vs. Nationals matchup on Fox Sports.

Nationals Recent Betting Performance

  • In nine games over the last 10 matchups when set as underdogs by sportsbooks, the Nationals had a record of 5-4.
  • When it comes to hitting the over, the Nationals and their opponents are 3-7-0 in their last 10 games with a total.
  • The Nationals have seven wins against the spread in their last nine chances.

Nationals Recent Stats

Stat Avg/Total
Record 6-4
Runs Per Game 3.7
HR 9
ERA 3.10
K/9 9.2

Nationals Player Insights

  • Abrams paces the Nationals with five home runs and runs batted in, driving in 11.
  • Abrams' home run total places him ninth in the majors, and he ranks 50th in RBI.
  • Abrams carries a five-game hitting streak into this matchup. During his last five outings he is batting .350 with three doubles, a triple, two home runs, three walks and three RBI.
  • Jesse Winker is batting .364 to lead the lineup.
  • Winker is currently 92nd in homers and 191st in RBI in the big leagues.
  • Lane Thomas is hitting .192 with two home runs and six walks.
  • Luis Garcia is hitting .294 with seven doubles, a home run and two walks.

Nationals Team Props

Hits O/U Total Bases O/U HR O/U RBI O/U
Luis Garcia 0.5 (-244) 1.5 (+125) 0.5 (+600) 0.5 (+195)
C.J. Abrams 0.5 (-222) 1.5 (+125) 0.5 (+475) 0.5 (+175)
Ildemaro Vargas 0.5 (-149) 0.5 (-149) 0.5 (+1200) 0.5 (+330)
Jacob Young 0.5 (-196) 0.5 (-196) 0.5 (+1100) 0.5 (+330)
Nick Senzel 0.5 (-135) 0.5 (-135) 0.5 (+700) 0.5 (+270)

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FOX Sports created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.

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