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Washington Nationals vs. Kansas City Royals

The Washington Nationals and the Kansas City Royals will both be trying to pick up a win on Saturday when they battle at Kauffman Stadium in an interleague contest.

Jordan Zimmermann will be the starting pitcher for the Nationals on this day. Righthander Zimmermann is 14-7 this season with a 3.37 ERA.

It'll be Wade Davis toeing the rubber for the Royals in this contest. Righthander Davis is 6-9 with a 5.43 ERA so far this season.

Last time out for Washington, they were a 11-10 winner as they battled the Royals on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Nationals at +100 were rewarded, while the 21 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

Current streak:
Washington has won 4 straight games.
Kansas City has lost 6 straight games.

Team records:
Washington: 64-64 SU
Kansas City: 64-63 SU

Washington most recently:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Kansas City are 7-3
After playing Kansas City are 6-3
After a win are 7-3

Kansas City most recently:
When playing on Saturday are 2-8
Before playing Washington are 1-9
After playing Washington are 3-6
After a loss are 3-7

A few trends to consider:
Washington is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Kansas City
Washington is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games
Washington is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Kansas City's last 5 games when playing Washington
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Kansas City's last 17 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Kansas City's last 9 games
Kansas City is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing Washington

Next up:
Kansas City home to Washington, Sunday, August 25