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    The Houston Astros (39-29) are favored (-214) as they look to finish off a sweep of a three-game series against the Washington Nationals (26-40, +179). The series finale begins at 8:10 PM ET on Thursday. Houston’s Cristian Javier and Washington’s MacKenzie Gore pitch first for their squads in this matchup.

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    Game Info, Betting Lines for Astros vs. Nationals

    • Game Day: Thursday, June 15, 2023
    • Game Time: 8:10 PM ET
    • Location: Houston, Texas
    • Stadium: Minute Maid Park
    Astros vs Nationals Betting Information
    Favorite Favorite Moneyline Total
    Astros -214 8.5

    How Do I Watch the Astros vs. the Nationals?

    • TV Channel: SportsNet SW

    Astros Stats & Trends

    Astros Batting

    • The Astros are 14th in MLB action with 78 home runs. They average 1.1 per game.
    • Houston has the 18th-ranked batting average in MLB (.246).
    • The Astros’ .316 on-base percentage ranks 21st in MLB.
    • Houston strikes out 8.2 times per game, the ninth-best mark in the majors.
    • The Astros average 1.1 homers per game when playing at home this season (37 total in home contests).
    • Houston is slugging .395 with 2.7 extra-base hits per game in home contests.
    • At home this season the team averages 7.9 hits per game and is batting .243.

    Astros Key Batters

    • Alex Bregman is batting .243 with eight doubles, a triple, nine home runs and 36 walks. He has an on-base percentage of .339 and a slugging percentage of .386.
    • Among all qualified hitters, he ranks 113th in batting average, his on-base percentage ranks 70th, and he is 123rd in slugging.
    • Kyle Tucker leads Houston in slugging percentage (.441) thanks to 22 extra-base hits. He’s batting .273 with an on-base percentage of .349.
    • He is 50th in batting average, 49th in on-base percentage and 69th in slugging in the major leagues.
    • Tucker heads into this matchup looking to extend his three-game hit streak. During his last five outings he is batting .300 with a home run, four walks and three RBI.
    • Jeremy Pena has collected 63 base hits, an OBP of .311 and a slugging percentage of .427 this season.
    • Pena has recorded at least one base hit in two straight games. In his last five games he is hitting .292 with two doubles.
    • Mauricio Dubon is batting .296 with a .322 OBP and 15 RBI for Houston this season.
    • Dubon heads into this game on a two-game hitting streak. In his last five games he is batting .240 with three doubles, a home run and four RBI.

    Nationals Stats & Trends

    Nationals Batting

    • The Nationals’ 51 home runs rank 29th in MLB this season.
    • Washington ranks sixth in MLB with a .260 team batting average.
    • The Nationals have an OBP of .321 this season, which ranks 16th in MLB.
    • Washington has the fewest strikeouts in MLB, fanning only 7.0 times per game on average.
    • In 33 games on the road this season, they’ve hit 29 homers, an average of 0.9 per contest.
    • Washington has a team slugging percentage of .390 in away games this season with 87 extra-base hits.
    • In 33 road games this season, they have a batting average of .257 while averaging 9.0 base hits per contest.

    Nationals Key Batters

    • Lane Thomas leads the Nationals with 72 hits. He’s batting .283 and slugging .461 with an on-base percentage of .337.
    • Including all the qualifying hitters in MLB, he is 32nd in batting average, 73rd in on-base percentage and 52nd in slugging percentage.
    • Luis Garcia is hitting .275 with nine doubles, a triple, five home runs and 14 walks. He’s slugging .389 with an on-base percentage of .312.
    • His batting average ranks 48th among all qualified players, his on-base percentage ranks 116th, and he is 121st in slugging.
    • Jeimer Candelario is batting .244 with 17 doubles, two triples, eight home runs and 23 walks.
    • Joey Meneses’ .386 slugging percentage paces his team.

    Astros vs. Nationals Probable Pitchers

    Cristian Javier (HOU) Pitcher MacKenzie Gore (WSH)
    7 – 1 W/L 3 – 5
    74.2 IP 69
    3.13 ERA 4.04
    1.058 WHIP 1.391
    8.9 K/9 10.8
    2.3 BB/9 3.8

    Astros vs. Nationals Injury Updates

    • Astros: Yordan Alvarez: 10 Day IL (Oblique), Michael Brantley: 10 Day IL (Shoulder), Jose Urquidy: 15 Day IL (Shoulder), Lance McCullers Jr.: 15 Day IL (Elbow), Luis Garcia: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Jeremy Pena: day-to-day (Illness)
    • Nationals: Victor Robles: 10 Day IL (Back), Israel Pineda: 10 Day IL (Finger), Stephen Strasburg: 60 Day IL (Ribs/shoulder), Tanner Rainey: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Cade Cavalli: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Victor Arano: 60 Day IL (Shoulder)

    Recent Scores and Betting Lines for the Astros and Nationals (Last 10 Games)

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