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4 Best Prop Bets for Nationals vs Astros World Series Game 7

Max Staley
World Series - Houston Astros v Washington Nationals - Game Four
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With the road team having somehow won a record-setting all six games in the 2019 World Series, the Washington Nationals and Houston Astros are set to face off Wednesday night in Game 7. Houston's enters tonight's game as the favorite, as the Astros' moneyline is currently available at -130, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.

If you're looking for an alternative way to wager on tonight's contest, here are four of the best prop bets for Game 7 between the Nationals and Astros.

1. Max Scherzer - Strikeouts: Over 6.5 (-122)

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Max Scherzer is one of the most electric strikeout pitchers in baseball. While he hasn't been quite as dominant in that department as usual, he's still reached at least seven Ks in three consecutive starts, including Game 1 of this series, when Scherzer fanned seven Astros in 5.0 innings of work. He's battled injuries, as he was scratched in Game 5, but Scherzer has a chance to reach this total even if he doesn't last as long as he normally would.

2. To Hit a Home Run - Juan Soto (+270)

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Juan Soto has seemingly delivered his best performances when the Washington Nationals needed them most, hitting HRs in back-to-back games this series. The 21-year-old talent is also tied with Jose Altuve for the most HRs hit in the 2019 postseason, with five homers thus far. Soto was also far more effective against right-handed pitchers, like Houston's starter Zack Greinke, smashing 28 homers against righties in the regular season, compared to six against left-handed pitchers.

3. First Inning Total Runs - 2 Runs or More (+250)

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The first inning has been dangerous for both team's starters in this series. Four of the six games in the 2019 World Series have featured at least two first-inning runs. Scherzer also gave up two first-inning runs to the Astros in Game 1, and has given up at least one first-inning run in two of his last three starts. Greinke, meanwhile, has given up a first-inning run in one of his last two starts.

4. Home Team (Astros) Total Runs: Over 3.5 (-124)

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Since falling behind 0-2 in the series, Houston's bats have really come alive. In the four subsequent games, the Astros have averaged 5.3 runs per game. While they've inexplicably been more dangerous offensively on the road during the World Series, that was far from true in the regular season. Houston averaged 6.0 runs per game at home in the regular season, compared to 5.3 on the road. Averaging 4.1 runs per game in the postseason, Houston certainly has a chance to reach this total tonight.

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Max Staley is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Max Staley also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username mstaley1212. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.