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MLB Betting Pick and Prediction: Kansas City Royals vs. Washington Nationals - May 28, 2023

May 28, 2023

The Washington Nationals (23-29) and Kansas City Royals (15-38) compete in game three of their series, as the Nationals look to sweep the Royals. This matchup offers good betting options to check out as the Royals desperately need a victory.Date: Game 3 on May 28, 2023 at 1:10 PM CDTLocation: Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, MissouriWashington Nationals Betting PreviewThe Nationals have won two consecutive games against the Royals, with a 12-10 finish for game one and 4-2 in game two. In their most recent five games heading into this series, they have gone 3-2 with all of their games being close margins. MacKenzie Gore is their starting pitcher for game three and is 3-3 on the season.Their stats have been decent, but it might not look as bad when playing against one of the worst teams in the MLB. These include a batting average of .267 and their opponents have a batting average at .261. They have a good time hitting the ball but they seem to have difficulty stopping other teams from matching.Their earned run average is 4.55 and they have a .330 on base percentage. They also have a slugging percentage of .390, which is slightly above average.When looking at the run line, they have been 12-12 on the road and 2-0 as the favorite. They have also been 33-19 against the spread.Kansas City Royals Betting PreviewThe Royals continue to struggle this season. Looking at their previous five games heading into this series, they have gone 1-4 with most of their games being decided by a few runs. Daniel Lynch gets the start and is aiming to help their struggles.The Royals stats paint a picture on their terrible season. This includes a batting average of .231 and their opponents have a batting average at .263. Even if they hit the ball well, they cannot stop the other team from doing better offensively.Their earned run average is 5.29 and they have a .295 on base percentage. They also have a slugging percentage of .384, which is slightly worse than the Nationals.For the run line, they have been 7-21 at home and are 18-27 as the underdog. They have also been 27-23 against the spread.Game Odds, Series Trends and Free PickThe following odds from Mybookie showcase some betting options for game three. The market believes that the Washington Nationals are slight favorites since they have won two straight in this series, but this is looking like a toss up.Kansas City Royals: -105Washington Nationals: -115Over/Under: 9*odds are subject to changesBased on recent performances, it does not appear any better for the Royals. Look for the Nationals to close out this series with a win by a few runs.Final Pick: Take the Washington Nationals at -115