The 2019 World Series goes to a deciding winner-take-all Game 7 on Wednesday evening, as the Houston Astros host the Washington Nationals at Minute Maid Park.
The Nationals beat the Astros 7-2 Tuesday night to tie the Series at three games apiece. Incredibly, all six games in the series to date have been won by the team on the road.
In a season in which they have consistently shown tremendous resilience, the Nationals rallied from a 2-1, fifth-innings deficit in Game 6 to level the series. There will be a sense within the Washington camp that they are destined to win the World Series.
Game 7 should see Max Scherzer return to pitch for the Nationals, having received a painkiller cortisone injection to recover from an irritated nerve in his neck that saw him pulled out of Game 5 in the warm up. Zack Greinke will start for the Astros.
Houston Astros vs Washington Nationals Betting Lines & Prediction
In terms of World Series predictions for this crucial game, Washington can look to the stat that shows that visiting teams have won three straight Game 7s in the World Series since the St. Louis Cardinals defeated Texas Rangers 6-2 at home in 2011.
This series has already been incredibly unpredictable, with swings and controversies, so we should perhaps expect the unexpected in Game 7. The availability of Scherzer might just play to Washington’s advantage here, so they are the tips to win the game and the series.
World Series Game 7 Pick: Money Line – Washington Nationals to win @ +120 (2.20) with Betway Sports