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Washington Nationals vs. Philadelphia Phillies

The Washington Nationals and the Philadelphia Phillies will both be trying to pick up a win on Thursday when they battle at Citizens Bank Park.

The Nationals will give the ball to starter Jordan Zimmermann in this one. Righthander Zimmermann is 12-3 this season with a 2.57 ERA.

It'll be Kyle Kendrick toeing the rubber for the Phillies in this contest. Righthander Kendrick is 7-6 with a 3.90 ERA so far this season.

Washington won its last outing, a 5-1 result against the Phillies on July 10. Bettors who backed the Nationals at +117 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (6) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

Team records:
Washington: 47-44 SU
Philadelphia: 45-47 SU

Washington most recently:
When playing on Thursday are 8-2
Before playing Miami are 5-5
After playing Philadelphia are 6-4
After a win are 5-5

Philadelphia most recently:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Chi White Sox are 4-5
After playing Washington are 3-7
After a loss are 7-3

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games when playing Philadelphia
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games when playing on the road against Philadelphia
Washington is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 5 games when playing Washington
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 5 games when playing at home against Washington
The total has gone OVER in 13 of Philadelphia's last 18 games
Philadelphia is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games

Next up:
Washington at Miami, Friday, July 12
Philadelphia home to Chi White Sox, Friday, July 12