Strasburg has been getting hit pretty hard in the playoffs and is 1-2 in the postseason. He's given up 5 HRs in the last 3 games and based off the sample size we got from an underrated NATS lineup handling of the most dominant pitcher in baseball, I think they hit Verlander without a ton of issues. I like the OVER in this one. Look for PROP BETS on Asdrubel Cabrera Total Bases - he's got 9 career XBH's off Verlander to go with 8 walks and a .276 BA AVG in 76 plate appearances. If the Astros are to win, they'll need the bats to come alive throughout the lineup. That will be tough against Strasburg who is a big time postseason stud on the mound posting a 1.10 ERA.
As great as Verlander has been for the Astros all season, he hasnt been nearly as dominant in the postseason. He has given up four runs a piece in two of his last three outings. Now, hell be stepping on the mound against the hottest lineup in baseball and forced to match the same defensive intensity as a Nationals rotation being led by Strasburg, who is ever bit as dangerous as Verlander. While this is a must win for Houston, I don't think you can justify -180 odds here. I'm drinking the Kool Aid and riding the Nationals here at +165 odds in game 2. And will hedge my bet with something small on the UNDER 7.5 here.
Betting Prediction for Washington Nationals vs Houston Astros on October 23, 2019, 8:07 PM ET
Free Betting Prediction: Washington will Win and the Total will go Over .
The OVER has hit a lot lately when the Houston Astros and Washington Nationals match up, including the first game of the World Series, which featured Gerrit Cole and Max Scherzer. Will it happen again in Game 2, when Stephen Strasburg and Justin Verlander take the mound?. Original matchup: http://bit.ly/2MArZWx