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San Diego Padres vs. Philadelphia Phillies

The San Diego Padres and the Philadelphia Phillies will both be gunning for a victory on Thursday when they meet at Citizens Bank Park.

The Padres will give the ball to starter Tyson Ross in this one. Righthander Ross is 3-4 this season with a 2.49 ERA.

It'll be Roy Halladay toeing the rubber for the Phillies in this contest. Righthander Halladay is 3-4 with a 7.19 ERA so far this season.

Last time out for San Diego, they were a 4-2 loser as they battled the Phillies on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Phillies at -162 were rewarded, while the 6 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

Team records:
San Diego: 66-78 SU
Philadelphia: 67-78 SU

San Diego most recently:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Atlanta are 5-5
After playing Philadelphia are 4-6
After a loss are 6-4

Philadelphia most recently:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Washington are 5-5
After playing San Diego are 5-5
After a win are 4-6

A few trends to consider:
San Diego is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of San Diego's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of San Diego's last 5 games when playing Philadelphia
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of San Diego's last 6 games on the road
Philadelphia is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Philadelphia is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 5 games when playing San Diego
Philadelphia is 17-6 SU in its last 23 games when playing San Diego

Next up:
San Diego at Atlanta, Friday, September 13
Philadelphia at Washington, Friday, September 13