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MLB BASEBALL

Philadelphia Phillies vs. Washington Nationals

If familiarity breeds contempt, there should be animosity aplenty on Sunday when the Philadelphia Phillies and the Washington Nationals meet at Nationals Park.

Tyler Cloyd will be the starting pitcher for the Phillies on this day. Righthander Cloyd is 2-4 this season with a 5.08 ERA.

It'll be Jordan Zimmermann toeing the rubber for the Nationals in this contest. Righthander Zimmermann is 17-8 with a 3.36 ERA so far this season.

The Phillies were a 5-4 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Nationals. That made winners of bettors who got Philadelphia at +145 on the moneyline, while the total score (9) was good news for OVER bettors.

Team records:
Philadelphia: 69-79 SU
Washington: 78-70 SU

Philadelphia most recently:
When playing on Sunday are 4-6
Before playing Miami are 7-3
After playing Washington are 4-6
After a win are 4-6

Washington most recently:
When playing on Sunday are 4-6
Before playing Atlanta are 3-7
After playing Philadelphia are 6-4
After a loss are 7-3

A few trends to consider:
Philadelphia is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Philadelphia's last 8 games when playing on the road against Washington
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 6 games when playing Washington
Philadelphia is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games when playing Washington
Washington is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
Washington is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Philadelphia
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Washington's last 9 games
Washington is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing Philadelphia

Next up:
Philadelphia home to Miami, Monday, September 16
Washington home to Atlanta, Monday, September 16