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MLB BASEBALL

Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Philadelphia Phillies

A winning streak will be on the line for the Los Angeles Dodgers on Sunday when they battle the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park.

The Dodgers will give the ball to starter Ricky Nolasco in this one. Righthander Nolasco is 9-9 this season with a 3.62 ERA.

Nolasco's opponent in this one will be Cole Hamels. The Phillies lefthander has a 3.65 ERA to go along with a 5-13 record this season.

In their last action, Los Angeles was a 5-0 winner on the road against the Phillies. Bettors on Los Angeles at -215 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

Current streak:
Los Angeles has won 10 straight games.
Philadelphia has lost 4 straight games.

Team records:
Los Angeles: 72-50 SU
Philadelphia: 53-69 SU

Los Angeles most recently:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing Miami are 5-5
After playing Philadelphia are 7-3
After a win are 9-1

Philadelphia most recently:
When playing on Sunday are 4-6
Before playing Colorado are 7-3
After playing LA Dodgers 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 5-0 SU in their last 5 games when playing on the road against Philadelphia
LA Dodgers are 19-1 SU in their last 20 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of LA Dodgers's last 9 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Philadelphia's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Philadelphia's last 7 games at home
Philadelphia is 2-8 SU in its last 10 games at home
Philadelphia is 1-6 SU in their last 7 games when playing LA Dodgers

Next up:
LA Dodgers at Miami, Monday, August 19
Philadelphia home to Colorado, Monday, August 19