Astros vs Nationals World Series Game 3 Odds, Preview & Pick

Astros vs Nationals 2019 World Series Game 3 Odds, Preview & Pick

Written by on October 24, 2019

After a dominating 12-3 Game 2 performance, the Washington Nationals are 2 battles away from taking the 2019 World Series. So far, the Nationals have dominated the Houston Astros in every phase of the game. Does Houston have any hope of cutting Washington’s lead in half? Or, will the Nationals make it 3-0 with a chance to sweep the Astros on Saturday? Check out the 2019 World Series odds, a preview and a free pick for Astros vs Nationals Game 3!

Astros vs Nationals World Series Game 3 Odds, Preview & Pick

  • When: Friday, Oct. 25 at 8:07pm ET
  • Where: Nationals Park, Washington, D.C.
  • TV: FOX
  • Radio: Nationals / Astros
  • Live Stream: Fox Sports Go
  • Moneyline: Astros -125
  • Over/Under: 7 ½

Weather Forecast

  • Cloudy: 17°C/62°F
  • Humidity: 65%
  • Precipitation: 9%
  • Wind: 4 mph SW
  • Cloud Cover: 89%
  • Type of Stadium: Open

Why Houston Astros are a good bet at -125?

The key for the Houston Astros is to get quality innings from their bullpen. That’s not the only key, but it’s the most important key for Houston to get back into this series. A loss on Friday sends the Astros into a tailspin that they absolutely won’t recover from. However, a victory on Friday puts the Astros right back into the series. Since Thursday is a traveling day, manager A.J. Hinch and pitching coach Brent Strom will put together a game plan that involves the bullpen. It’s hard to believe after the 12-3 Washington victory, but Houston is not out of the World Series just yet. A better plan for the bullpen could be all the Astros need to cut the Nationals’ lead to a single game.

Team Statistics

  • Runs/G: 5.68
  • BA: .274
  • OPS: .848
  • HR: 288
  • SB: 67
  • ERA: 3.68
  • WHIP: 1.13
  • KS: 1671
  • Quality Starts: 88
  • Errors: 70

Why Washington Nationals are a good bet at +105?

The Washington Nationals are 2 games away from a World Series victory. Right now, it doesn’t appear like anything will stand in their way. The 5-4 Game 1 victory was nice. That was nothing compared to the 12-3 romp in Game 2. Heading back to D.C., Washington feels great about their chances of providing a sweep, or at least a 5-game World Series victory. The Nationals are on a massive roll, they’ve won 8 straight, and there’s no reason to believe they don’t continue that roll in their own stadium.  

Team Statistics

  • Runs/G: 5.39
  • BA: .265
  • OPS: .796
  • HR: 231
  • SB: 116
  • ERA: 4.27
  • WHIP: 1.29
  • KS: 1511
  • Quality Starts: 87
  • Errors: 87

World Series Game 3 Betting Trends for Astros vs Nationals

  • Astros are 1-4 in the last 5 games when their opponent scores 5 runs or more in their previous game
  • Astros are 5-21 in the last 26 meetings
  • The total went OVER in 4 of Houston’s last 5 games
  • Nationals are 7-0 in the last 7 interleague games
  • Nationals are 8-0 in the last 8 playoff games
  • The total went OVER in 4 of Washington’s last 5 games

World Series Game 3 Astros vs Nationals Betting Analysis

Although losing Game 2 at home was devastating for the Astros, the Nationals must still win 2 games to win the World Series. Surprisingly, the Houston Astros were mostly positive during the Game 2 aftermath. Justin Verlander and Jose Altuve had a players only meeting to discuss how they had made so many mistakes in the first two matchups. Then, Altuve talked about the famous bell curve in baseball. As crazy as it sounds, Altuve has a point. Football is a game of inches. Baseball is a game of opportunity and luck. Opportunities aren’t just enough, but things have to go your team’s way during those opportunities. In the first two World Series games this year, everything has gone Washington’s way. Houston’s bullpen hasn’t responded while the Astros lineup has missed major opportunities. What’s crazy is that when the Astros have missed those opportunities, the Nationals have responded in the very next inning. Eventually, like Altuve said, things will go Houston’s way. The Astros are too good of a team to not respond in Game 3. Houston is the play. MLB Free Pick: Houston Astros -125