Report: Astros Biggest World Series Favorites Since 2007 vs. Nationals

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Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

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The Astros are hefty favorites in the 2019 World Series, entering Sunday morning -235 to beat the Nationals, according to ESPN's David Purdum

Washington is +195 to win its first World Series in franchise history.

Houston enters Game 1 on Monday night as the largest World Series favorite since the 2004 Red Sox. Boston entered the series at -240 before sweeping the Rockies for its second title in four years. 

The Astros were underdogs in the 2017 World Series at +140. They defeated the favored Dodgers in seven games, winning Game 7 in Los Angeles for the franchise's first championship. 

Houston will host Game 1 of the World Series on Sunday. First pitch from Minute Maid Park is slated for 8:08 p.m. ET.