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The division rival Philadelphia Phillies and Washington Nationals are set to renew hostilities on Friday when they meet at Nationals Park.
Kyle Kendrick will be the starting pitcher for the Phillies on this day. Righthander Kendrick is 4-2 this season with a 2.82 ERA.
It'll be Jordan Zimmermann toeing the rubber for the Nationals in this contest. Righthander Zimmermann is 7-2 with a 1.62 ERA so far this season.
Last time out for Philadelphia, they were a 3-0 winner as they battled the Marlins on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Phillies at -172 were rewarded, while the 3 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.
In their last action, Washington was a 2-1 winner on the road against the Giants. Bettors on Washington at +143 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.
Philadelphia has won 2 straight games.
Philadelphia: 23-24 SU
Washington: 24-23 SU
Philadelphia most recently:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Washington are 7-3
After playing Miami are 6-4
After a win are 5-5
Washington most recently:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Philadelphia are 3-7
After playing San Francisco are 5-5
After a win are 6-4
A few trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Philadelphia's last 5 games when playing on the road against Washington
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Philadelphia's last 8 games on the road
Philadelphia is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Philadelphia's last 11 games when playing Washington
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Washington's last 5 games when playing at home against Philadelphia
Washington is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Philadelphia
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Washington's last 11 games when playing Philadelphia
Washington is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games at home
Washington home to Philadelphia, Saturday, May 25