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MLB BASEBALL

Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Philadelphia Phillies

The Los Angeles Dodgers and the Philadelphia Phillies will both be gunning for a victory on Friday when they meet at Citizens Bank Park.

The Dodgers will trot Zack Greinke out to the mound in this one. Righthander Greinke has a 10-3 record and a 3.21 ERA this season.

Starting this game for the Phillies will be Cliff Lee. The lefthander has a 3.18 ERA to go along with a 10-5 record this season.

Los Angeles won its last outing, a 5-4 result against the Mets on August 14. Bettors who backed the Dodgers at -175 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (9) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

In their last action, Philadelphia was a 6-3 loser on the road against the Braves. Bettors on Atlanta at -188 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (9) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

Current streak:
Los Angeles has won 8 straight games.
Philadelphia has lost 2 straight games.

Team records:
Los Angeles: 70-50 SU
Philadelphia: 53-67 SU

Los Angeles most recently:
When playing on Friday are 1-9
Before playing Philadelphia are 6-4
After playing NY Mets are 8-2
After a win are 9-1

Philadelphia most recently:
When playing on Friday are 3-7
Before playing LA Dodgers are 5-5
After playing Atlanta are 4-6
After a loss are 3-7

A few trends to consider:
LA Dodgers are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games
LA Dodgers are 17-1 SU in their last 18 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of LA Dodgers's last 7 games on the road
LA Dodgers are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games when playing on the road against Philadelphia
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 5 games when playing LA Dodgers
Philadelphia is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games at home
Philadelphia is 1-4 SU in their last 5 games when playing LA Dodgers
Philadelphia is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games

Next up:
Philadelphia home to LA Dodgers, Saturday, August 17