Astros open as biggest World Series favorites since 2007

Ruben Hill
October 21, 2019

Houston will face the Nationals in the World Series beginning Tuesday, but the Astros are now -235 to win it all, according to ESPN. Both teams have highly touted starting pitching, but they took different October roads to reach the Fall Classic. Boston ended up sweeping Colorado in that series.

Washington had to come from behind to win the Wild Card Game over the Brewers on October 1.

It was a more straightforward road for the Astros. But she did attend a dozen or so games of that forever season, including opening day, when Coolidge threw out the first pitch for the first time, foreshadowing the one that would come at the World Series six months later. In our poll, it was obvious who Rockies fans will be rooting for in the World Series as 63 percent of you said that you'd be rooting for the Washington Nationals, 21 percent saying that they didn't care who would be winning either way, and only 16 percent saying that they were rooting for the Houston Astros.

Houston then went on to win an MLB-best 107 games in the regular season en route to its postseason success.

Jose Altuve's walk-off homer Saturday against the Yankees sealed the AL Championship Series for the Astros, who defeated NY in six games. Visit SportsLine now to see the exact score of every Major League Baseball game, plus get full player stat projections, all from the model that simulates every game 10,000 times.

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