Houston Astros vs Washington Nationals 5-13-22

Houston Astros vs Washington Nationals 5/13/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

Houston Astros vs Washington Nationals 5/13/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

 

The Houston Astros are gearing up to take on the Washington Nationals on the first installment of a three-game interleague series this Friday night at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C.  Before coming into this game, the Astros swept a three-game set clean against the Minnesota Twins. 

 

The string of victories stretched the team’s winning streak to 10 which consequently improved their record to 21-11 this season.  Houston currently ranks first in the American League West Division.

 

Leading the team was shortstop Jeremy Pena, who batted an average of .276.  The leader in hits was designated hitter Michael Brantley who hammered a total of 29, while left fielder Yordan Alvarez posted a team-high on-base percentage of .377 and swung out 10 home runs for the Astros. 

 

As a team, Houston allowed 115 runs over 212 hits on a .217 team batting average, to go along with an OBP of .300.  Moreover, the team allowed 236 strikeouts, with a 2.85 earned run average and a WHIP of 1.08.

 

In this Friday’s matchup, Framber Valdez will have the start for the Royals.  Valdez threw for 32.1 innings and bears an ERA of 3.34, along with a 1-2 mark.

 

  •   The total went UNDER in six of the Houston Astros’ seven previous matches.
  •   Houston is at 10-0 SU in 10 of their previous matches.
  •   The Astros are at 4-14 SU in their last 18 games versus the Nationals.

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Houston Astros vs Washington Nationals Predictions 5/13/2022

 

On the side of the Washington Nationals, the team will welcome the Astros to their home stadium this Friday after completing a set against the New York Mets, in which they managed to grab only a win while blowing off the other two. 

 

The losses pulled the team’s record down to 11-22 this season and are ranked fifth in the National League East Division.

 

First baseman Josh Bell took the reins for Washington, batting at an average of .345 and posting an OBP of .439, along with 21 runs batted in.  Second baseman Cesar Hernandez delivered a total of 39 hits, whereas left fielder Juan Soto wielded eight home runs.

 

Overall, Washington garnered a total of 136 runs over 278 hits on a batting average of .252 and a .317 OBP.  Furthermore, the Nationals allowed 268 strikeouts on an ERA of 4.77 and a WHIP of 1.44. 

 

For this upcoming event, Josiah Gray will head for the mound as the team’s starting pitcher.  The right-hander threw for 31.1 innings and holds an ERA of 3.45 and a 4-2 mark.

 

  •   The total went OVER in eight of the Washington Nationals’ 12 previous games.
  •   Washington is at 5-15 in 20 of their previous matches played.
  •   The total went OVER in six of the Nationals’ last 8 games played versus the Astros.

Houston Astros vs Washington Nationals. The MLB pick is the Washington Nationals at +135.  In a span of 32 games, Houston grabbed the 20th rank in terms of OPS, and the 23rd spot in scored runs. 

 

Washington, on the other hand, is 10th in terms of runs scored and 14th in OPS.  Look for the Washington Nationals to pick up a home win.  Final Score Prediction, the Washington Nationals win by 4-3.

 

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MLB Starting Time: 7:05 PM EDT

 

Location: Nationals Park, Washington, D.C.

 

Date: Friday, May 12, 2022

 

TV: MASN

 

MLB Odds: Houston Astros -160

 

MLB Total Odds: 8

 

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