MLB Baseball Sports Betting Match ups for Tuesday October 22, 2019

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The Major League Baseball World Series begin on Tuesday October 22nd with Game 1 over national television to the satisfaction of MLB bettors worldwide.

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The Houston Astros will be home to host the Washington Nationals. The current odds available for wagering at Oddsmaker, where the bonuses are the best in the business has the home side Houston Astros favored by -200 odds with the total set at 6 ½ runs. On the mound in the opener for Houston will be righthander Gerrit Cole as he will oppose Nationals veteran Max Scherzer.

These teams last met back in the 2017 season in a three games interleague series in Houston where the Nationals took two of the three games. Houston needed a fifth and deciding game to eliminate Tampa Bay in the ALDS. In the ALCS the Astros win in six games against the New York Yankees after their 6-4 home win on Saturday thanks to a walk off home run by Jose Altuve. The Houston second basemen was named the ALCS MVP.

Washington defeated the LA Dodgers 3-2 in their best of five NLDS. It was then a four game sweep by the Nationals on the St Louis Cardinals. Nationals pitching was outstanding in the series sweep as they held the Cardinals to six runs total over the four games. Astros in their series win against the Yankees were led by clutch hitting and pitching. Bullpen ERA for the Astros over their past five games is only 2.79. In that same span Nationals starters ERA is 1.93 and relievers 0.68.

Max Scherzer had three starts and a relief appearance in the postseason thus far. He faced the Brewers in the NL Wildcard single elimination and allowed three runs over five hits. In his two since against the Cardinals and Dodgers the veteran has given up just one run and five hits with 18 strike outs over fourteen innings.

Gerrit Cole has worked three playoff games and allowed one earned run with 22 strikeouts over 22 2/3rd innings of work. In his start against the Yankees in the ALCS the righthander allowed no runs and four hits over 7 innings. Overall Cole has allowed one earned run or fewer in eight of his past nine starts.

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