Houston Astros at Washington Nationals: 5/13/22 MLB Picks and Prediction

Houston Astros at Washington Nationals: 5/13/22 MLB Picks and Prediction Photo by Nick Turchiaro-USA TODAY Sports

Washington Nationals (11-22) vs Houston Astros (21-11)

Game Info: Friday, May 13, 2022 at 7:05 pm (Nationals Park)

Josiah Gray (4-2) (3.45) vs Framber Valdez (1-2) (3.34)

Betting Odds: Washington Nationals +143 / Houston Astros -155 --- Over/Under: 8 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Houston Astros will visit the Washington Nationals in the first game of their series in the National League East versus West matchup from Nationals Park on Friday night. The weather is expected to be extremely humid with a 38.1% chance of rain and 3.8 miles per hour winds. 

The Houston Astros are coming off of a 5 run win against the Minnesota Twins in their last game. Yordan Álvarez homered twice and Jeremy Peña capped a big day with three hits in the win. The series ended at 3-0 in favor of the Astros.

Luis Garcia got the start for the Houston Astros in this one. He has a 2.94 ERA, with 37 strikes and a .95 whip. He gave up five hits and two walks while striking out nine in five innings in the win.

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Houston Astros right-hander, Framber Valdez will be the starter for this one. He has a 3.34 ERA, with 26 strikes and a 1.30 whip.

The Washington Nationals are coming off of a 3 run loss against the New York Mets in their last game. The series ended at 2-1 in favor of the Nationals.  

Joan Adon got the start for the Washington Nationals in this one. He has a 7.03 ERA, with 29 strikes and a 1.72 whip. He walked five of the first 10 batters he faced and pitched 3 innings before calling it a night in the loss. 

Washington Nationals right-hander, Josiah Gray will be the starter for this one. He has a 3.45 ERA, with 34 strikes and a 1.31 whip.

The Astros are 4-0 in their last 4 after scoring 5 runs or more in their previous game and are 5-0 in their last 5 games as a road favorite. The Astros are also 12-1 in their last 13 games following a win and are 14-2 in their last 16 overall. The Nationals are 6-14 in their last 20 during game 1 of a series. The Nationals are 27-63 in their last 90 games on grass and are 23-56 in their last 79 games as an underdog.The Astros should grab the win to start this series off right.

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