Nationals vs Royals Prediction - MLB Picks 5/26/23

Kansas City Royals (15-36) vs Washington Nationals (21-29)

Game Info: Friday, May 26, 2023 at 8:10 pm (Ewing M. Kauffman Stadium)

Jordan Lyles (0-8) (6.83) vs Patrick Corbin (3-5) (4.47)

Betting Odds: Kansas City Royals -109 / Washington Nationals -101 --- Over/Under: 9 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Washington Nationals and Kansas City Royals face off on Friday in an MLB showdown at Kaufmann Stadium. 

Nationals Betting Preview

The Nationals sit 21-29 record overall and they are coming off a loss on Thursday. The Nationals scored six runs but the pitching gave up eight runs. The Nationals are averaging 4.16 runs while their pitching is giving up 4.64 runs per game. Lane Thomas has hit seven home runs and driven in 25 RBIs.  On the mound for the Nationals will be Patrick Corbin who sits a 3-5 record and an ERA of 4.47. In his last start against the Tigers, he went six innings giving up six hits and two runs. 

Royals Betting Preview

The Royals sit with a 15-36 record overall and they were defeated by two runs on Wednesday. The Royals are averaging 3.88 runs while their pitching is giving up 5.31 runs per game. The offense is ranked 26th in the league while the pitching staff is ranked 28th. On the mound for the Royals will be Jordan Lyles who sits with an 0-8 record and an ERA of 7.15. In his last start against the White Sox he went five innings giving up four hits and five runs. 

Nationals vs Royals Trends

Royals are 6-1 in their last 7 interleague home games vs. a team with a losing record. Nationals are 5-1 in Corbins last 6 starts vs. American League Central. Nationals are 4-1 in their last 5 interleague games vs. a team with a losing record. Under is 4-0-1 in Corbins last 5 starts after scoring 5 runs or more in their previous game. Under is 4-0 in Royals last 4 when their opponent scores 5 runs or more in their previous game.

Shane’s Free Pick

Lyles has been awful this season sitting with an ERA of 7.15 and that is going to hurt them again here. Even though the Nationals offense hasn’t been exactly elite this season they are going to have no issue running up the score. The Royals aren’t going to be keeping up. Back the Nationals on the money line. 

Shane’s Pick Nationals ML

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