MLB odds are also a long shot for the Washington Nationals as they are simply not equipped to make any kind of a serious post season run with the MLB betting odds.
The Washington Nationals will host the Houston Astros on Friday night with a starting time of 6:05 PM ET. Sports Gambling will have side and total odds on this matchup so be sure and open your account today for action on this National League exhibition game.
The Houston Astros stumbled out of the MLB betting gate to begin the exhibition season with a mark of 2-6. The Astros are a rebuilding team that is not expected to contend for the National League Central Division title. Houston is expected to do a lot of lineup juggling and experimenting during the Spring Training season with plenty of players expected to see action.
Hunter Pence caught plenty of attention at the start of the exhibition season with an average of .500 and 2 triples with 2 runs batted in. Tommy Manzella is another Astro that showed up to spring training ready to work as he was hitting .417 with 1 double and 2 runs batted in.
The Astros were demonstrating a severe power shortage to start the exhibition season as they hit just 2 home runs in their first 8 games. David Carpenter was sharp on the hill and allowed no earned runs to begin the exhibition season.
Washington was 4-2 to begin the MLB baseball betting exhibition season. The Nationals were led by Mike Morse who was hitting .462 with 1 double, 2 home runs, and 5 runs batted in. Danny Espinosa was also impressive with a batting average of .455 and 1 double, 1 home run, and 3 runs batted in.
Ian Desmond was also making noise with a .385 average, 4 runs scored, with 1 double, 1 triple, and 3 runs batted in. Brian Broderick threw 3 shutout innings to begin exhibition play.
The Houston Astros opened at Sports-Gambling as a +6500 selection to win the 2011 World Series while the Washington Nationals were also a +6500 choice with the MLB odds to win the 2011 Fall Classic.