On Friday, May 26 at 8:10 PM ET, the Kansas City Royals (15-36) host the Washington Nationals (21-29) at Kauffman Stadium in the series opener. Jordan Lyles will get the nod for the Royals, while Patrick Corbin will take the hill for the Nationals.

The Royals are favored in this one, at -115, while the underdog Nationals have -105 odds to upset. The game's over/under is set at 9 runs.

Royals vs. Nationals 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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Royals vs. Nationals Betting Odds, Run Line and Total

See the odds, run line and over/under for this matchup on different sportsbooks.

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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Royals vs. Nationals Betting Trends and Insights

  • This season, the Royals have been listed as the favorite in five games and failed to win any of those contests.
  • The Royals have played five times as moneyline favorites with odds of -115 or shorter, and lost each game.
  • The implied probability of a win from Kansas City, based on the moneyline, is 53.5%.
  • Over the last 10 games, the Royals have been listed as the moneyline favorite by bookmakers only two times, and they lost both games.
  • In its last 10 matchups, Kansas City and its opponents combined to hit the over four times (all 10 of the games had set totals).
  • The Nationals have been chosen as underdogs in 46 games this year and have walked away with the win 18 times (39.1%) in those games.
  • The Nationals have a mark of 18-28 in contests where bookmakers favor them by -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.

Royals vs. Nationals Player Props

Hits O/U Total Bases O/U HR O/U RBI O/U
MJ Melendez 0.5 (-208) 1.5 (+150) 0.5 (+575) 0.5 (+180)
Bobby Witt Jr. 1.5 (+140) 1.5 (-125) 0.5 (+500) 0.5 (+145)
Vinnie Pasquantino 1.5 (+200) 1.5 (+125) 0.5 (+675) 0.5 (+140)
Maikel Garcia 1.5 (+155) 1.5 (+100) 0.5 (+700) 0.5 (+180)
Salvador Pérez 1.5 (+165) 1.5 (-111) 0.5 (+360) 0.5 (+110)

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Royals Futures Odds

Odds MLB Rank AL Central Rank
Win World Series +100000 27th 5th

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