The Astros are rocketing and the Nationals won’t slow them down

May 14, 2022

Houston heads to the nation’s capital to face the NL East basement-dwelling Nationals 

Astros at Nationals

Nationals Park – Washington, D.C

7:05 PM ET

Houston -167

The Houston Astros are scorching, currently possessing the longest winning streak in all of baseball at 11 in a row. Washington, the worst team in the NL East, isn’t about to stop them. 

On the surface, that’s all anyone really needs to know. But there are even more reasons to ride the Astros, who began their series with the Nationals last night with a 6-1 win. 

Not only do the Nationals have one of the worst records in the NL, but they’ve also been terrible at home, winning just 4-14 in the nation’s capital. The point being, don’t be leery of betting on the road team. 

Today’s pitching matchup also favors the ‘Stros. Taking the mound for Houston will be Christian Javier and his 0.83 ERA. Javier is 2-0 on the season and has only given up 11 hits and one home run in 21.2 innings of work. For Washington, Erick Fedde will get the call; his 3.90 ERA and 1.43 WHIP won’t scare one of baseball’s hottest hitting lineups. 

Bet this one the way it looks. Astros all the way. 

Richard DeMala’s pick: Houston -1.5 (-105)


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