The Astros brought the series back to life on Friday night with a 4-1 win in Game 3 in Washington to close the gap to 2-1. It was a win that rekindled hope for the Astros (no team has ever rallied from 3-0 down to win the World Series), even more so as it guaranteed that they could start Gerrit Cole in Game 5.
For the Washington Nationals, Friday night represented their first loss since October 6th, ending a run of eight consecutive wins. They were 0 for 10 with runners in scoring position, leaving 12 runners on base.
The win in Game 3 for Houston has changed the dynamics of this series and their confidence will be further bolstered in going up against Patrick Corbin for Washington in Game 4, with the Astros having taken a distinct liking for left-handed pitching throughout the season. Washington will go with rookie Jose Urquidy.
Washington Nationals vs Houston Astros Betting Lines & Prediction
Looking at World Series Game 4 predictions, there looks to have been a shift towards the Houston Astros. They were warm favourites to win the series at the start and Friday’s win may prove to have been the tipping point. They are the tips to level the series here.
There’s very little difference with the online sportsbooks when it comes to the MLB World Series betting odds going into this game. On the Money Line, the Nats are -105 (1.95) with bet365, while the Astros are -110 (1.90) at Betway Sports.