Washington Nationals vs. Houston Astros Betting Odds & Stats
|Written by Gaby Varji|
|Saturday, 11 July 2009 13:01|
The Washington Nationals will be fighting to snap a losing streak on Saturday when they take on the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park.
Righthander Craig Stammen will take the mound for the Nationals to start this game. Stammen is 1-4 this season with a 4.88 ERA.
The Astros will counter Stammen with Mike Hampton. Lefthander Hampton has a 4.16 ERA to go along with a 5-5 record this season.
Oddsmakers currently have the Astros listed as 155-moneyline favorites versus the Nationals, while the game's total is sitting at 9½.
Michael Bourn homered and drove in three runs as the Astros rallied for a 6-5 victory over the Nationals as -190 favorites on Friday. The game's 11 runs made it OVER the posted over/under (8.5).
Geoff Blum went 3-for-4 with one RBI and one run scored for the Astros. Jeff Fulchino evened his record to 3-3 with the win in relief.
Cristian Guzman drove in two runs for the Nationals, who were +170 underdogs. Joe Beimel gave up two runs in relief to suffer the loss.
A few trends to consider: