Nationals vs. Astros Game 7 Betting Picks, Odds & Predictions: Can Max Scherzer Pull Off the World Series Comeback?
Brad Mills, USA Today Sports. Pictured: Max Scherzer
- In a series where neither team has won a game at home, the Washington Nationals will attempt an improbable feat: win a Game 7 on the road in Houston after falling behind 3-2.
- Sean Zerillo breaks down the pitching matchup, betting trends and more ahead of Wednesday's winner-take-all matchup.
World Series Game 7 Betting Odds, Picks & Predictions: Astros vs. Nationals
Probable starters: Max Scherzer (11-7, 2.92 ERA) vs. Zack Greinke (18-5, 2.93 ERA)
- Nationals odds: +125
- Astros odds: -140
- Over/Under: 7.5
- First pitch: 8:08 p.m. ET on FOX
Odds as of Wednesday morning and via PointsBet, where Action Network users can access an exclusive promotion to get a 200% deposit match (deposit $50, bet with $150).
On Wednesday, the Astros and Nationals will play the 40th Game 7 in World Series history, meaning that one baseball game will crown the 2019 MLB champion.
The road team has won all six games in this World Series, the first time in more than 1,400 best-of-7 postseason series amongst the MLB, NBA and NHL in which the road team won each of the first six contests.
Washington can credit Stephen Strasburg for their Game 6 win, as he continued one of the most dominant runs in postseason history (5-0, 1.98 ERA) with another spectacular pitching performance (8.1 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 BB, 7 K) — saving the Nats bullpen for Game 7 in the process.
Wednesday could mark Washington D.C’s first World Series championship since the Senators (now the Twins) took the 1924 title. Before this season, the Nationals had one playoff series win in franchise history, a 1981 NLDS victory when they were still the Montreal Expos.
A win for Houston would cement their three-year-run as one of the best in baseball history, having won 101, 103 and 107 regular-season games, with two titles in three years.
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