Major League Baseball Handicapper Pick Houston Astros versus Washington Nationals

The Houston Astros and the Washington Nationals will meet on Monday from Houston. All MLB odds and trends can be found at Top Bet sportsbook.

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The Houston Astros are definitely going through the rebuilding process this season and their record dictates that. They sit 30.5 games back in their division and are just 2-8 in their last 10 games. Their staff ERA is an eye-popping 4.81 and they will turn to Dallas Keuchel goal in order to try to get this series off to a good start. He has gotten shelled in his last four starts and is pitching to a 5.77 ERA in just 39 innings of work.

The Nationals have been on top of the NL East pretty much all season. They have a three-game leaving the division as of today and are 33 – 21 on the road this season. For game one of the series they will send Edwin Jackson to the mound who has lost three of his last four starts. Overall though Jackson has just let up 112 hits in 126 innings of work this season.

Houston is 11-41 in their last 52 games overall, 18-37 in their last 55 against the NL East, and 0-5 in Keuchel’s last five starts. Washington is 5-1 in their last six games overall, 9-3 in their last 12 games following a win, and 1-7 in Jackson’s last eight starts against a team with a losing record. Washington is 1-5 in their last six games in Houston.

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Washington is a very big favorite here and they deserve to be. Look for Jackson to have a big game and we like Washington as a moneyline favorite but first check sportsbook reviews.