In the series opener on Friday, May 26, Jordan Lyles will take the mound for the Kansas City Royals (15-36) as they square off against the Washington Nationals (21-29), who will answer with Patrick Corbin. The first pitch will be thrown at 8:10 PM ET at Kauffman Stadium.

The Royals are the favorite in this one, at -115, while the underdog Nationals have -105 odds to play spoiler. The over/under is 9 runs for this matchup.

Nationals vs. Royals Time and TV Channel

  • Date: Friday, May 26, 2023
  • Time: 8:10 PM ET
  • TV: BSKC
  • Location: Kansas City, Missouri
  • Venue: Kauffman Stadium
  • Probable Pitchers: Lyles - KC (0-8, 6.99 ERA) vs Corbin - WSH (3-5, 4.47 ERA)

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Nationals vs. Royals Betting Odds, Run Line and Total

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Royals Moneyline Nationals Moneyline Run Line Total
DraftKings -115 -105 - 9.5 Bet on this game with DraftKings!
BetMGM -115 -105 - 9 Bet on this game with BetMGM!
PointsBet -111 -111 - 9 Bet on this game with PointsBet!

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Nationals vs. Royals Betting Trends and Insights

  • The Royals have been listed as the favorite five times this season but have failed to win any of those games.
  • The Royals have played five games as moneyline favorites with odds of -115 or shorter without earning a win.
  • Kansas City has a 53.5% chance to win this game based on the implied probability of the moneyline.
  • The Royals have been named the moneyline favorite by bookmakers only two times in the last 10 games, and lost both matchups.
  • In its last 10 matchups (all 10 of them had set totals), Kansas City and its opponents combined to hit the over four times.
  • The Nationals have been underdogs in 46 games this season and have come away with the win 18 times (39.1%) in those contests.
  • This year, the Nationals have won 18 of 46 games when listed as at least -105 or worse on the moneyline.
  • In seven games as underdogs over the last 10 matchups, the Nationals have a record of 2-5.
  • In the last 10 games with a total, Washington and its opponents are 6-3-1 when it comes to hitting the over.

Nationals vs. Royals Player Props

Hits O/U Total Bases O/U HR O/U RBI O/U
Joey Meneses 1.5 (+145) 1.5 (-105) 0.5 (+625) 0.5 (+145)
Lane Thomas 0.5 (-250) 1.5 (+125) 0.5 (+725) 0.5 (+200)
Corey Dickerson 0.5 (-250) 1.5 (+140) 0.5 (+875) 0.5 (+185)
Jeimer Candelario 0.5 (-227) 1.5 (+135) 0.5 (+575) 0.5 (+140)
Keibert Ruiz 0.5 (-227) 1.5 (+135) 0.5 (+600) 0.5 (+170)

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Nationals Futures Odds

Odds MLB Rank NL East Rank
Win World Series +100000 27th 5th

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