|MLB | Aug 24, 2017
Nationals vs. Astros
7½ -110 at BETONLINE
This is a 1* Free Play on the UNDER Nationals/Astros.
A couple of capable hurlers collide in this interleague matchup and runs would appear to be at a premium.
Stephen Strasburg: He’s 10-4 with a 3.24 ERA. Strasburg returned from the DL and gave up two runs off four hits to go along with six K’s over six innings a loss to the Padres on Thursday. Strasburg looked good overall, with his fastball hitting the upper 90’s (note that he’s 7-2 with a 2.43 ERA on the road this season.)
Dallas Keuchel: He’s 11-2 with a 2.58 ERA. Keuchel gave up three hits while striking out three over seven scoreless in a 3-1 victory over the A’s on Friday. Keuchel now has two straight strong outings underneath his belt and he has to be feeling confident in this spot despite facing the hard-hitting Nats, as he’s 5-1 with a tiny 1.35 ERA at home so far this year.
The bottom line: We’re expecting these studs to battle deep and for this total to ultimately stay UNDER the posted number once it’s all said and done.