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Philadelphia Phillies vs. Detroit Tigers

The Philadelphia Phillies will be fighting to snap a losing streak on Friday when they take on the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park.

The Phillies will pin their hopes on the pitching of lefthander Cole Hamels in this game. Hamels has a 4-12 record and a 4.16 ERA this season.

Starting this game for the Tigers will be Doug Fister. The righthander has a 3.90 ERA to go along with a 8-5 record this season.

In their last action, Philadelphia was a 3-1 loser on the road against the Cardinals. Bettors on St. Louis at -178 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (4) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

Detroit was a 7-4 loser in its last match on the road against the White Sox. They lost as -145 favorites, while the total score of 11 made winners of OVER bettors.

Current streak:
Philadelphia has lost 5 straight games.

Team records:
Philadelphia: 49-53 SU
Detroit: 56-45 SU

Philadelphia most recently:
When playing on Friday are 7-3
Before playing Detroit are 6-3
After playing St. Louis are 6-4
After a loss are 5-5

Detroit most recently:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Philadelphia are 2-7
After playing Chi White Sox are 8-2
After a loss are 7-3

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Philadelphia's last 13 games
The total has gone OVER in 11 of Philadelphia's last 16 games on the road
Philadelphia is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing Detroit
Philadelphia is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
Detroit is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Detroit's last 12 games at home
Detroit is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Philadelphia
Detroit is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games at home

Next up:
Detroit home to Philadelphia, Saturday, July 27