Betting odds released for outcome of Nationals-Astros World Series

The two best teams in the MLB remain alive and are set to face off in a World Series for the ages.

Game 1 of the Fall Classic between the Houston Astros, the 2017 champs, and the Washington Nationals, the never-champs, will be played Tuesday night in Houston. As all fans know, the series could last only four games in the event of a sweep or go to a full seven games, which of course begs the question: how many matchups should we prepare for?

Updated betting odds ahead of Tuesday's first pitch provide some insight into how long the series might last. Houston had the better regular-season record in 2019, which gives them home-field advantage that helps to skew the odds in their favor. 

The Nationals, however, shouldn't be counted out, despite 2019 being the first year the franchise even won a postseason series. The unlikeliest outcome of the World Series is a sweep by Washington, but that doesn't mean their odds in a longer series don't increase. 

So, which team will win — and how long will it take? Find out the most likely outcomes, courtesy of sportsbook.ag, below: 

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Nationals win in 4 games: 17/1 odds

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Nationals win in 5 games: 10/1 odds

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Astros win in 4 games: 17/1 odds

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Nationals win in 6 games: 15/2 odds

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(AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Nationals win in 7 games: 7/1 odds

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(AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Astros win in 5 games: 9/2 odds

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Astros win in 7 games: 4/1 odds

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Astros win in 6 games: 7/2 odds

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(AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
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