Saturday's contest between the Washington Nationals (18-27) and Detroit Tigers (20-22) matching up at Nationals Park has a projected final score of 5-4 (according to our computer prediction) in favor of the Nationals, so it should be a competitive matchup. The game will start at 4:05 PM ET on May 20.

The probable starters are Patrick Corbin (2-5) for the Nationals and Alex Faedo (0-1) for the Tigers.

Nationals vs. Tigers Game Info & Odds

  • When: Saturday, May 20, 2023 at 4:05 PM ET
  • Where: Nationals Park in Washington D.C.
  • How to Watch on TV: MASN2
  • Live Stream: Watch this game on Fubo!

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Nationals vs. Tigers Score Prediction

Our pick for this contest is Nationals 5, Tigers 4.

Total Prediction for Nationals vs. Tigers

  • Total Prediction: Under 9.5 runs

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Nationals Performance Insights

  • The Nationals are favored for the first time in a while, as they have not been the favorite in their last 10 games.
  • In its last 10 games with a total, Washington and its opponents are 5-4-1 when it comes to hitting the over.
  • Bookmakers have not set a spread for any of the Nationals' last 10 games.
  • This is the first time the Nationals will play as favorites this season.
  • Washington has not entered a game this season as bigger favorites on the moneyline than the -115 odds on them winning this game.
  • Sportsbooks have implied with the moneyline set for this matchup that the Nationals have a 53.5% chance to win.
  • Washington ranks 24th in the majors with 182 total runs scored this season.
  • The Nationals have the 19th-ranked team ERA across all league pitching staffs (4.44).

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Nationals Schedule

Date Opponent Score Pitching Matchup
May 15 Mets W 10-3 Patrick Corbin vs David Peterson
May 16 @ Marlins L 5-4 Josiah Gray vs Jesús Luzardo
May 17 @ Marlins L 4-3 MacKenzie Gore vs Edward Cabrera
May 18 @ Marlins L 5-3 Trevor Williams vs Eury Pérez
May 19 Tigers L 8-6 Jake Irvin vs Matthew Boyd
May 20 Tigers - Patrick Corbin vs Alex Faedo
May 21 Tigers - Josiah Gray vs Joey Wentz
May 23 Padres - MacKenzie Gore vs Ryan Weathers
May 24 Padres - Trevor Williams vs Yu Darvish
May 25 Padres - Jake Irvin vs Blake Snell
May 26 @ Royals - Patrick Corbin vs Jordan Lyles