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Washington Nationals vs. Philadelphia Phillies

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

Righthander Jordan Zimmermann will take the mound for the Nationals to start this game. Zimmermann is 15-8 this season with a 3.33 ERA.

It'll be Roy Halladay toeing the rubber for the Phillies in this contest. Righthander Halladay is 3-4 with a 7.94 ERA so far this season.

Last time out for Washington, they were a 9-6 winner as they battled the Phillies on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Nationals at -171 were rewarded, while the 15 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

Team records:
Washington: 70-68 SU
Philadelphia: 63-76 SU

Washington most recently:
When playing on Wednesday are 8-2
Before playing Miami are 4-6
After playing Philadelphia are 7-3
After a win are 6-4

Philadelphia most recently:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Atlanta are 3-7
After playing Washington are 3-7
After a loss are 6-4

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Washington's last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Washington's last 6 games when playing on the road against Philadelphia
Washington is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Philadelphia
Washington is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Philadelphia's last 6 games when playing at home against Washington
Philadelphia is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games at home
Philadelphia is 11-5 SU in its last 16 games when playing at home against Washington
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Philadelphia's last 9 games when playing Washington

Next up:
Washington at Miami, Friday, September 6
Philadelphia home to Atlanta, Friday, September 6