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Nats Perfect With Strasburg Pitching

Stephen Strasburg will be making his sixth start this season when the Washington Nationals take on the Kansas City Royals Wednesday. The Nats have won all five games that Strasburg has started this season with the righty posting a 2.25 ERA and a 40/8 strikeout-to-walk ratio.

Shark Bites
  • The UNDER is 5-1 in the Royals' past six games.
  • Alcides Escobar is 5-for-9 with two runs during this series.
  • The Nationals are 5-2 in their past seven games in Kansas City.

The Royals will counter with Kris Medlen, who has been quietly steady this season. Outside of one rough outing in which he gave up seven earned runs in 3.2 innings, Medlen has only given up four combined runs in his other three starts this season.

Bryce Harper has been struggling at the plate recently, with the superstar going just 1-for-20 through the past five games. Harper was hitting .314 before hitting his recent slump, but has seen his batting average fall to .256.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to pick the visiting Washington Nationals before the first pitch in this match found them as -140 moneyline favorites earlier today at Bovada. They saw the over/under total of 7.5 earlier at TopBet.

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 3.8-3.1 victory for the Nationals. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Washington Nationals vs Kansas City Royals Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

14-12 Kansas City battles the Nationals, currently with a 18-8 mark. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Kansas City vs Washington injuries news.

It's a MLB baseball betting matchup between the No. 21-rated Kansas City Royals and the league No. 2-ranked Washington Nationals, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

At the plate, Kansas City owns the No. 11 ranking for hits at 8.46 per game. By contrast, the Washington Nationals are rated No. 17 in the same category at 8.04 per game.

Washington brings the No. 2-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Royals's No. 6-ranked defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Nationals were saddled with a loss last time out in T Roark's start, as they lost 7-6 against Kansas City on Tuesday at Kauffman Stadium.

Betting Trends
  • Washington is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • Washington is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Washington's last 10 games on the road
  • Washington is 10-4 SU in its last 14 games when playing Kansas City
  • Kansas City is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Kansas City's last 6 games
  • Kansas City is 16-4 SU in its last 20 games at home
  • The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Kansas City's last 13 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Washington at Chicago, Thursday, May 5th
Kansas City at Cleveland, Friday, May 6th

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