The Astros drew level in the series at 2-2 on Saturday night, after comprehensively winning 8-1 in Game 4. It’s the first time wild-card qualifiers Washington has lost consecutive games since September 13-14 against the Atlanta Braves. This is now a big test of their character.
Alex Bregman burst into life for Houston with a single in the first innings and a grand slam in the seventh, while rookie pitcher Jose Urquidy outperformed the more illustrious names for the Astros in the earlier games.
After two losses in Houston, the momentum is now clearly back with the Astros and the return of their regular season form is going to be difficult for the Nats to deal with. In addition, Gerrit Cole returns to pitching duty for Houston in Game 5 with something to prove.
Washington Nationals vs Houston Astros Betting Lines & Prediction
In terms of World Series predictions for Game 5, everything (other than home-field advantage) would seem to point to a third straight win for the Astros that would enable them to clinch the series back in Houston on Tuesday.
The more adventurous backers of the Astros might prefer the odds on the Run Line, where the Astros -1.5 are available at +115 (2.15) with bet365. That’s the tip we’ll go with here.