We produced a solid winner for our followers on Wednesday as the Washington Nationals and the Houston Astros played under the total of 8 ½ runs. What a good start from Nationals lefty starter Gio Gonzalez who threw a complete game nine innings allowing just three earned runs with seven strikeouts. We got good production from the Astros bullpen as they go four innings allowing no earned runs. Our best betting pick from Thursday comes from the National League contest between the Washington Nationals and Houston Astros. They begin from Houston at 8PM Eastern Time with national television broadcast by the MLB package. The Major League Baseball best bet is playing on the Washington Nationals and Houston Astros to play under the total of 7 ½ runs. The odds used for our sports betting pick were pulled from Oddsmaker sportsbook.
The odds opened up in the National League affair with the road team Washington Nationals favored by -189 odds with the return on the Houston Astros at +179 odds. The run total came in at 7 ½ runs. Money has shown early on the side of the home club as Washington is now favored by -168 odds with the take back on the Houston Astros at +158 odds. The total has not moved off the opener of 7 ½ runs. Those wagering on the Washington Nationals on the run line and laying the -1 ½ runs will get back -110 odds. Bettors who take the +1 ½ run head start with the Houston Astros will get back -110 odds for their run line wager. First five inning line bettors will find Washington favored by -175 odds with the return on the Astros at +155 odds. The over under for this NL game is set at 3 ½ runs after a full five innings of play.
The pitching and hitters lineup favor low scoring game tonight. With their weak hitting lineup the Astros have gone under the total in five of their past six games. The pitching matchup will feature Jordan Zimmermann for the Nationals as he opposes Lucas Harrell for the Astros. The Washington right hander has been brilliant on the road this year as he carries an ERA of 2.03 and WHIP of 1.08 in his 11 starts on the highway. Lucas Harrell in is good form allowing no more than two earned runs per start over his past three games. Houston is not hitting and tonight’s starters are key to an under tonight at the sportsbook.