Updated World Series Game 5 Astros-Nationals Odds With Max Scherzer Scratched
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- Nationals pitcher Max Scherzer was scratched from Sunday night's World Series Game 5, changing the betting odds for the game in an instant.
- Below, we'll detail the latest odds for Astros-Nationals Game 5 with Garrit Cole and Joe Ross slates to face off.
We were all set for a dandy of baseball game on Sunday night, with Gerrit Cole and Max Scherzer scheduled to face off in the World Series. PointsBet’s odds for Astros-Nats Game 5 had Houston as a -150 favorite, with Washington listed at +130 and the over/under at 6.5.
But everything changed around 4:30 p.m. ET, when the Nationals announced Scherzer would be scratched, with Joe Ross taking his place on the mound.
At the time of writing, PointsBet’s updated odds for Game 5 are as follows:
- Astros moneyline: -235
- Nationals moneyline: +185
- Over/under: 8
The Nationals — who were up 2-0 in the series entering the weekend, but now find themselves locked up at two games each — are reportedly hoping to get five innings and/or 75-80 pitches out of Ross tonight. Sean Doolittle and Daniel Hudson are likely to be in the mix out of the bullpen, with Anibal Sanchez available in relief, as well.
Be sure to check out Sean Zerillo’s Game 5 preview for more analysis on how to bet tonight’s game with the change in starters.