Houston Astros vs Washington Nationals 5-14-22

Houston Astros vs Washington Nationals 5/14/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

Houston Astros vs Washington Nationals 5/14/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

 

The Houston Astros are gearing up to take on the Washington Nationals on the second installment of a three-game interleague series this Friday night at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C.  Houston successfully dominated over their host in game 1 as they scored a total of six points to Washington’s one. 

 

The victory further widened the team’s winning streak to 11, which also pulled their record up to 22-11 this season.  Houston currently ranks first in the American League West Division.

 

Leading the team was left fielder Yordan Alvarez, who batted an average of .280 and posted an on-base percentage of .381.  The left fielder also swung out 11 home runs for the Astros, while designated hitter Michael Brantley hammered a total of 30 hits, and third baseman Alex Bregman drove in 21 runs for Houston. 

 

As a team, Houston allowed 131 runs over 236 hits on a .224 team batting average, to go along with an OBP of .306.  Moreover, the team allowed 259 strikeouts, with a 2.73 earned run average and a WHIP of 1.09.

 

In this Saturday’s matchup, Cristian Javier will have the start for the Astros.  Javier threw for 21.2 innings and boasts an ERA of 0.83, along with a 2-0 mark.

 

  •   The total went UNDER in seven of the Houston Astros’ eight previous matches.
  •   Houston is at 10-0 SU in 10 of their previous matches.
  •   The Astros are at 5-14 SU in their last games versus the Washington Nationals.

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Houston Astros vs Washington Nationals Predictions 5/14/2022

 

On the side of the Washington Nationals, the team welcomed the Astros to their home stadium last Friday after completing a set against the New York Mets.

 

In the first game, Washington nearly blew off their shot at a home win after the Astros overpowered them by five points difference.  The losses pulled the team’s record down to 11-23 this season and are ranked fifth in the National League East Division.

 

First baseman Josh Bell posted a team-high batting average of .342 and an OBP of .434, along with 21 runs batted in to lead Washington.  Second baseman Cesar Hernandez, on the other hand, delivered a total of 40 hits, while left fielder Juan Soto wielded eight home runs.

 

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

 

For this upcoming event, Erick Fedde will head for the mound as the team’s starting pitcher.  The right-hander threw for 30.0 innings and holds an ERA of 3.90 and a 2-2 mark.

 

  •   The Washington Nationals are at 1-4 SU in five of their previous games.
  •   The total went OVER in six of the Nationals’ last 9 games played versus the Houston Astros.
  •   Washington is at 1-11 SU in 12 of their previous home matches.

Houston Astros vs Washington Nationals.  The MLB pick is the Houston Astros at -149.  Houston will overpower the Nationals once again, but the play will be UNDER.  The UNDER played Houston’s eight of ten road games and in Washington’s 17 of 22 home matches. 

 

Houston’s ERA is recognized as the second-best in the league and keeps their opponents to a .215 average on the hill. Final Score Prediction, the  Houston Astros win by 5-1, but the play is UNDER.

 

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MLB Starting Time: 7:05 PM EDT

 

Location: Nationals Park, Washington, D.C.

 

Date: Saturday, May 14, 2022

 

TV: MASN2

 

MLB Odds: Houston Astros -149

 

MLB Total Odds: 9

 

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