Friday's contest at Kauffman Stadium has the Kansas City Royals (15-36) going head to head against the Washington Nationals (21-29) at 8:10 PM ET (on May 26). Our computer prediction projects a close 6-4 victory for the Royals, so expect a competitive matchup.

This contest's pitching matchup is set, as the Royals will send Jordan Lyles (0-8) to the mound, while Patrick Corbin (3-5) will take the ball for the Nationals.

Nationals vs. Royals Game Info & Odds

  • When: Friday, May 26, 2023 at 8:10 PM ET
  • Where: Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri
  • How to Watch on TV: BSKC
  • Live Stream: Watch this game on Fubo!

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Nationals vs. Royals Score Prediction

Our pick for this contest is Royals 6, Nationals 5.

Total Prediction for Nationals vs. Royals

  • Total Prediction: Over 9 runs

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Nationals Performance Insights

  • The Nationals have played as the underdog in seven of their past 10 games and have gone 2-5 in those contests.
  • In its previous 10 matchups with a total posted by oddsmakers, Washington and its opponents are 6-3-1 when it comes to hitting the over.
  • Oddsmakers have yet to post a spread in any of the Nationals' past 10 games.
  • The Nationals have won in 18, or 39.1%, of the 46 contests they have been named as odds-on underdogs this year.
  • This season, Washington has been victorious 18 times in 46 chances when named as an underdog of at least -105 or worse on the moneyline.
  • The moneyline set for this matchup implies the Nationals have a 51.2% chance of coming away with a victory in the contest.
  • Washington scores the 23rd-most runs in baseball (208 total, 4.2 per game).
  • The Nationals have pitched to a 4.46 ERA this season, which ranks 20th in baseball.

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Nationals Schedule

Date Opponent Score Pitching Matchup
May 20 Tigers W 5-2 Patrick Corbin vs Alex Faedo
May 21 Tigers W 6-4 Josiah Gray vs Joey Wentz
May 23 Padres L 7-4 MacKenzie Gore vs Yu Darvish
May 24 Padres W 5-3 Trevor Williams vs Ryan Weathers
May 25 Padres L 8-6 Jake Irvin vs Blake Snell
May 26 @ Royals - Patrick Corbin vs Jordan Lyles
May 27 @ Royals - Josiah Gray vs Brady Singer
May 28 @ Royals - MacKenzie Gore vs Brady Singer
May 29 @ Dodgers - Trevor Williams vs Bobby Miller
May 30 @ Dodgers - Jake Irvin vs Tony Gonsolin
May 31 @ Dodgers - Patrick Corbin vs Noah Syndergaard