Washington Nationals vs Houston Astros 3-20-22

Washington Nationals vs Houston Astros 3/20/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

Washington Nationals vs Houston Astros 3/20/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

 

The Washington Nationals (0-2) and the Houston Astros (0-2) will battle in the Spring Training Competition at FITTEAM Ballpark of the Palm Beaches in Palm Beach on Sunday, March 20, 2022, at 1:05 PM ET.

 

Washington will try to fit in the winning track after losing their first two matches against the Miami Marlins at 3-8 and the New York Mets at 2-6 in the pre-season. The Nats will be facing the Astros on Sunday and wrestle for their first victory this season.

 

Washington took 5th place at 65-97 in the National League East Division with a .401 team percentage and a 30-51 road record last 2021 season. The Nationals failed to stop the five runs scored by the Mets in the first three frames and the additional one run in the 6th inning of their contest while scoring only two runs on 5 hits in defeat.

 

Washington acquired a batting average of .258 that ranked 4th overall with a total of 724 runs scored and finished with a total of 182 home runs. The Nats also allowed a batting average of .254 with a team ERA of 4.80 on the year.

 

LF Juan Soto topped all batters of Washington with a BA at .313 and a total of 95 RBIs while accumulating a total of 29 home runs with 9 stolen bases. In pitching, Patrick Corbin pitched the Nats to 9 victories with 5.82 ERA while striking out a total of 143 batters with an average of 7.5 strikeouts per 9 innings and 16 pitches per inning.

 

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Washington Nationals vs Houston Astros Predictions 3/20/2022

 

The Houston Astros lost to the St. Louis Cardinals at 2-4 and the Miami Marlins at 2-10 yesterday. Last season, Houston topped all teams at 95-67 in the American League West Division with a team percentage at .586 and a road record at 44-37.

 

The Astros trailed a 2-6 lead by the Marlins after 3 innings of play and never scored again on the way to their 2-10 loss with five base hits and 1 error incurred. Designated Hitter Peter Zimmermann scored one run on one hit while Center Fielder Wilyer Abreu made one hit with an RBI in the loss.

 

1B Yuli Gurriel led Houston with a batting average of .319 while Yordan Alvarez gained a total of 33 home runs and 104 RBIs for the Astros.

 

LF Kyle Tucker accumulated 14 stolen bases with an isolated power at .263. Pitcher Lance McCullers led Houston in 13 wins with an ERA at 3.16 while striking out a total of 185 batters that averages 10.3 strikeouts per 9 innings.

 

The Astros recorded a team batting average at .267 and a team ERA at 3.76 with a total of 863 runs scored while completing 221 home runs on the year.           

 

Washington Nationals vs. Houston Astros. The MLB Pick for this contest is the Houston Astros. The Astros scored a total of 4 runs but allowed a total of 14 runs scored while the Nats had 5 runs but also gave up 14 runs in their last two losses.

 

However, as recorded, Houston got the edge in this match-up with a team BA at .267 and an ERA at 3.76 while Washington posted a team ERA of 4.80 and a batting average of .258. Prediction: The Houston Astros will win at 5-3.      

 

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Washington Nationals vs Houston Astros 3/20/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

MLB Starting Time: 1:05 PM ET

 

Location: FITTEAM Ballpark of the Palm Beaches in Palm Beach, FL

 

Date: Sunday, March 20, 2022

 

TV: MLB TV

 

MLB Odds/Point Spread: Houston Astros -2.5 

 

MLB Totals: 7.5

 

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